Men reporting domestic abuse up 68%
on 03/09/2013 10:33:02
The Amen support service, a confidential helpline, said it has seen an increase of 23% in calls to the service between 2011 and 2012
Launching its 2012 annual report today, the organisation says there was also 68% increase in the number of men reporting physical abuse.
Niamh Farrell of the group says there are a number of reasons for the rise in calls:
"The profile of the organisation has risen over the last number of years, also because of the economic situation there are people who can't afford to seperate. There are men at home who were never at home before and there is more conflict in the home as a result of this."