DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURGES
Increasingly the perpetrators are women:
There has been a startling increase in the number of women who are the perpetrators of domestic violence.As noted, men are loath to attempt to restrain violent partners out of fear it will be wrongly assumed they are the aggressor. Active self-defense is out of the question.
New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics figures show that over the past eight years, the number of women charged with domestic abuse has rocketed by 159 per cent.