Non-reciprocal partner violence

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Non-reciprocal partner violence involves intimate partner violence (IPV) in which one partner in a relationship is a perpetrator of IPV and the other is not. The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge (PASK) project, the largest meta-analysis of DV/IPV research ever undertaken, found that in heterosexual relationships 13.8% of all IPV was a man being violent towards his female partner and 28.3% was a woman being violent towards her male partner.[1]

PASK thus found that women were responsible for 67% of non-reciprocal IPV and men 33%. This is consistent with Whitaker et al who found that 70% of non-reciprocal IPV was a woman being violent to her male partner.[2]

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