No, women aren't as likely to commit violence as men
Not only is there no data that supports such a claim - a common cry in online comments sections - but the data that we do have proves the exact opposite. Pick any article on the internet about the violence men commit against women and you can pretty much guarantee that at least one of the first five comments under it will be from a man furious that feminists are ignoring the unreported epidemic of women’s violence against men. Most of the time it’s quite obvious they’ve not even read the article in question; it’s almost like a reflex action. A reflexive jerk, if you will. It’s time to stop; this is a rubbish claim. Not only is there no data that supports such a claim, but the data that we have proves the exact opposite. Let’s start with the most recent and immediate data on violent crimes: the crime statistics released by Victoria Police for 2013/14. The overall victims of violent crimes are split fairly evenly – 52% men, 48% women. Advertisement Well, this is where it gets interesting.
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