Violence against men

Violence against men consists of violent acts that are disproportionately or exclusively committed against men or boys. Men are overrepresented as both victims[1][2] and perpetrators of violence.[3][4] Sexual violence against men is treated differently than that committed against women in most societies and is largely unrecognized by international law.[5][6][7][8] Violence against men is committed by both males and females, but in the US, 65.3% of male homicides are committed by males.

While women are more fearful of violent crime, men are at much higher risk of being victims of violent crime.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] This phenomenon is termed by researchers as the "fear of crime gender paradox".[11][17][10][18]