BBC News - Women's convictions for domestic violence 'double' "Figures obtained from the Crown Prosecution Service showed that almost 4,000 women were successfully prosecuted in the past year, compared with 1,500 women in 2005, a 169% increase." I have a close female friend who went to work in the Domestic Abuse field several years ago. She went in thinking that it was very much a crime perpetrated by men against women, but soon came to the conclusion that it is pretty much 50/50 in the UK. And, BTW, that many of the worst victims are never found. Serious injury and death are still mostly caused by men, I think, but we gradually seem to be coming to the realisation that a lot of men are abused and have felt helpless to report it. Lady Scotland has been a top advocate for men to report these crimes and to be taken seriously by the authorities which they weren't. Her work seems to be paying off here in the UK. Mankind.org estimate that one in six men suffer abuse, my personal take from my closest ten friends is three in ten. I don't really want to discuss the details, but the level of violence was high, none of them ever reported it, they all left their partners because of it, one has still not wished to tell me the full details and the other two only told me after I had known them well for at least seven years. So it may be higher.