Who abuses their spouse or intimate partner?

by Tina de Benedictis, Ph.D., Jaelline Jaffe, Ph.D., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.
www.helpguide.org and www.aaets.org

Who abuses their spouse or intimate partner?

  • Ninety-two percent of physical abusers are men. However, women can also be the perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • About seventy-five percent of stalkers are men stalking women. But stalkers can also be women stalking men, men stalking men, or women stalking women.
  • Domestic abuse knows no age or ethnic boundaries.
  • Domestic abuse can occur during a relationship or after a relationship has ended.