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Women more likely to be arrested for domestic violence, research finds

New research published by the Violence Against Women Research Group at the University of Bristol

Women perpetrators of domestic violence are three times more likely to be arrested than male perpetrators according to recently published research from Professor Marianne Hester of the University of Bristol. The research, titled "Who Does What to Whom? Gender and Domestic Violence Perpetrators", reveals that over a six year period male perpetrators were arrested in every ten incidents while women perpetrators were arrested in every three incidents.

The findings were based on a studies of 96 cases reported by the Northumbrian police, divided equally between cases involving male perpetrators, female perpetrators and incidents where both genders were perpetrators. The report also concluded that

The research was funded by the Northern Rock Foundation so the full report can be found on their website here.