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National Stalking and Partner Abuse Studies Confirm That Men Are the Aggressors  

Author:  Staff Editors.

Source: Volume 03, Number 03, February/March 1998 , pp.36-37(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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In a large government sponsored study, Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes of the Center for Policy Research in Denver surveyed 8000 men and 8000 women age 18 or older for their experiences with violent behavior. Their preliminary findings on partner abuse, as released in an article on November 18, 1997 to USA Today, strongly refute the 1977 and 1985 studies of Murray Straus that had found that men and women are roughly equally assaultive. Tjaden and Thoennes instead find that women are twice as likely to be injured by their partners, twice as likely to report the violence to the police, three times as likely to be assaulted in some way, three times as likely to receive medical care, three times as likely to be hospitalized as a result of their latest injury, five times as likely to obtain a restraining order against their partners, and 17 times as likely to be badly beaten over their lifetime.

Keywords: Michael R. Rand & Kevin Storm, Violence- Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments; Tjaden and Thoennes’ stalking results; What ends stalking?

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