Here are some general statistics on crime against men from different sources:
- According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the United States, men are more likely than women to be victims of violent crime, including homicide, aggravated assault, and robbery. In 2019, men made up about 55% of all victims of violent crime in the US.
- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports that men are more likely than women to be victims of homicide worldwide. In 2017, around 80% of homicide victims were men.
- The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reports that men are more likely than women to be victims of physical violence, with 23% of men in the EU experiencing physical violence at least once in their lives compared to 16% of women.
- In the United Kingdom, the Office for National Statistics reports that men are more likely than women to be victims of violent crime, accounting for 57% of all victims of violence in the year ending March 2020.
- In Australia, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that men are more likely than women to be victims of homicide, accounting for around 70% of homicide victims in 2018-19.
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Just as with any form of crime, stopping crime against men requires a multi-faceted approach involving various stakeholders. Here are some suggestions on how to stop crime against men:
- Increase awareness: Raise awareness of crimes against men and their impact on society. This can be done through media campaigns, social media, and community outreach programs.
- Encourage reporting: Encourage men to report any crimes committed against them, even if they fear being stigmatized or not believed. This can be done by providing safe and anonymous reporting mechanisms and ensuring that the police and other authorities take all reports seriously.
- Improve law enforcement: Ensure that law enforcement agencies have the resources and training needed to investigate crimes against men effectively. This includes hiring more male officers, as well as ensuring that all officers receive training in how to handle cases of violence against men.
- Provide support: Offer support and resources to men who have been victims of crime. This can include counseling, legal assistance, and other forms of support that can help them recover from the trauma of the crime.
- Address root causes: Address the root causes of crime, including poverty, inequality, and social exclusion. This can be done through policies that promote economic growth, education, and social integration.
- Engage men in prevention efforts: Engage men in prevention efforts by encouraging them to speak out against violence, to challenge stereotypes that perpetuate violence, and to promote gender equality.