This an older study from 2000 by John Archer showing some domestic violence statistics that most reasonable people would guess is true from general observations in life. John Archer is a Professor and Research Coordinator at the School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Link To The Study
Meta-analyses of sex differences in physical aggression to heterosexual partners and in its physical consequences are reported. Women were slightly more likely (d = –.05) than men to use one or more acts of physical aggression and to use such acts more frequently.
Men were more likely (d = .15) to inflict an injury, and overall, 62% of those injured by a partner were women.
The findings partially support previous claims that different methods of measurement produce conflicting results, but there was also evidence that the sample was an important moderator of effect size.
Continuous models showed that younger aged dating samples and a lower proportion of physically aggressive males predicted effect sizes in the female direction.
Analyses were limited by the available database, which is biased toward young dating samples in the United States.
Wider variations are discussed in terms of two conflicting norms about physical aggression to partners that operate to different degrees in different cultures.
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Archer, J. (2000). Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 126(5), 651–680. https://doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.126.5.651