The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010)
The data which follows is selective, but not "cherry picked" to summarize basic findings related to Men as victims. There is much, much, much more data at the website listed above.
Others can better summarize the data regarding female victimization and comparisons between genders as well as the less prevalent data regarding racial differences.
Data is often listed by "Lifetime" and "Last 12 months".
Last 12 months is listed below as "12 Months"
From Introduction - Summary:
Male rape victims and male victims of non-contact unwanted sexual experiences reported predominantly male perpetrators. Nearly half of stalking victimizations against males were also perpetrated by males. Perpetrators of other forms of violence against males were mostly female.
For male victims, the sex of the perpetrator varied by the type of sexual violence experienced. The majority of male rape victims (93.3%) reported only male perpetrators. For three of the other forms of sexual violence, a majority of male victims reported only female perpetrators: being made to penetrate (79.2%), sexual coercion (83.6%), and unwanted sexual contact (53.1%). For non-contact unwanted sexual experiences, approximately half of male victims (49.0%) reported only male perpetrators and more than one-third (37.7%) reported only female perpetrators (data not shown).
Table 2.2 - Sexual Violence
*************** Lifetime 12 Months
Rape ********* 1.4% ---- ----
Other Sexual Viol 22.4% --- 5.3%
Table 2.6 - Acquaintance --- Stranger
Rape ***** 52.4% ------------ 15.1%
Other Sex V 50.6% ------------- 31.1%
For male victims of rape and sexual violence other than rape, the large majority (86.6% and 92.1%, respectively) reported one perpetrator in their lifetime (data not shown). Too few male victims reported two or more perpetrators to produce a reliable estimate.
Table 3.1 - Stalking - Lifetime 12 Months
**************** 5.2% ----- 1.3%
Intimate Partner = 41.4%
Family Member = 5.3%
Acquaintance = 40.0%
Stranger = 19.0%
Table 3.5 - Gender Perpetrators
Male Only = 44.3%
Female Only = 46.7%
Table 4.2 - Intimate Partner Victimization - Percentages
*************** Lifetime ----- 12 Months
Rape ********** --- ----------- ---- (note enough data to measure)
Physical Violence 28.2% -------- 4.7%
Stalking ******* 2.1% -------- 0.5&
Total-R,PV,S: ** 28.5% -------- 5.0%
Overlap of Violence Areas:
92.1% = Physical Violence Only
6.3% = Physical Violence and Stalking
(other combinations too small to be calculable)
Too few men reported rape by an intimate partner to produce reliable prevalence estimates. Approximately 1 in 12 men in the United States (8.0% or approximately 9 million) has experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner in his lifetime (Table 4.6). This includes being made to penetrate an intimate partner (2.2%), sexual coercion (4.2%), unwanted sexual contact (2.6%) and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences (2.7%). In the 12 months prior to taking the survey, 2.5% or nearly 2.8 million men experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner.
4.6 - Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence
************** Lifetime ----- 12 Months
Rape ********* ---- ------- ----
Other Sex Viol * 8.0% ------- 2.5%
Tables: 4.7/4.8 - Prevalence of Physical Violence by an Intimate Partner
Approximately 1 in 4 men in the United States (25.7% or about 29 million) has been slapped, pushed or shoved by an intimate partner in his lifetime, and 4.5% or approximately 5 million men, reported experiencing these behaviors in the 12 months prior to taking the survey (Table 4.8).
Nearly 1 in 7 men in the United States (13.8% or approximately 15.6 million) has experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in his lifetime. About 9.4% of men have been hit with a fist or something hard by an intimate partner, 4.3% reported being kicked, and less than 3% reported each of the other forms of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Two percent of men (approximately 2.3 million men) reported experiencing severe physical violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to taking the survey.
4.10 - Prevalence of Psychological Aggression
Lifetime = 48.8%
12 Months = 18.1%
Among male victims of psychological aggression, the most commonly reported forms were: being kept track of by demanding to know his whereabouts (63.1%); being called names such as ugly, fat, crazy, or stupid (51.6%); being told he was a loser, a failure, or not good enough (42.4%); witnessing an intimate partner act angry in a way that seemed dangerous (40.4%); and being insulted, humiliated, or made fun of (39.4%)
Table 5.2 - Among male victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, more than 1 in 3 (34.7%) experienced at least one of the impacts measured in the survey from these or other forms of intimate partner violence in that relationship (Figure 5.2). Specifically, 18.4% of victims were fearful, 15.7% were concerned for their safety, 16.4% experienced at least one post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom, 13.9% were injured as a result of the violence, and 13.6% missed at least one day of work or school.
Table 6.1 - Compared to men without a history of rape or stalking by any perpetrator, or physical violence by an intimate partner, men with such histories had significantly higher prevalence of frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, activity limitations, and consider their physical and mental health to be poor (Table 6.2). There were no significant differences between the two groups of men in the prevalence of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, or high blood pressure.