Yay! Domestic Violence is New Zealand’s growth industry! Women and children have a 25% chance of being injured, killed, assaulted or abducted in DV incidents in New Zealand! And that makes no mention whatsoever of victims who do not suffer one of these golden four physical violances – those that have no injuries etc.
Now, you ask me, how do I derive a 25% risk of being a victim of DV?
Well it’s all maths. 77,521 incidents over 20 months = 46,512 per annum. Fast forward over 20 years, and that’s 930,252 incidents.
We have a population of 4.5million, and have some 60,000 births a year, and 30,000 deaths a year.
Over 20 years, that means some 5.1M residents. Yeah, I know, I didn’t account for immigration / emigration. But bear with me.
Over that 20 years, we have roughtly 960,000 children under 16 right now, and all those 1.2M births over the next 20 years, means 2.16M children. Half of the rest must be women (@ now)
That totals 3.63M women and children (and the other 1.47M = men).
Now, we all know that DV is a male issue. Men are the perpetratros. Women and children are the victims.
Ergo, each woman and child, 3.63M of them, over 930,252 incidents, means they all have on average a 25.6268% chance of being a victim.
The actual figures will be much, much higher, as each child of each woman is a double count as children are automatically victims of violence against women.
And each man, on average, has a 63.2824% chance of being the perpetrator.
Great reading! But what can we deduce?
First, this article declares 5 investigations per hour,i.e. every 12 minutes. Much lower than the ‘family violence incident every 6.5 minutes that Women’s Refuge normally claim.
Secondly, according to the article, these figures are impart due to an increase in reporting of DV, and also a general increase in occurence of DV. That means all the publicity, fund raising, state funding, anti-violence marches etc aren’t working, as men are apparently simply getting more violent.
Third, This article declares 9 or the 27 murders as a result of DV last year, were women. The rest were eithger children or men. How many men? we don’t know. How man children at the hands of women? we don’t know. But the implication is 18 children, all at the hands of men. That’s bullkshit. Refer to lists of victims provided by Hans Laven from time to time. Conveniently, this article masks the number of male fatalities, and certainly makes no mention whatsoever of the incidence of woman perpetrators – female violence, whether it be against other women, children or men.
But what really, is the point of this article?
Well as soon as Labour’s women’s affairs spokeswoman Sue Moroney steps in, the issue turns to funding. Apparently Minister of Women’s Affairs Jo Goodhew was “clearly failing”and The Ministry of Social Development’s funding is reducing and consequently – despite increased reporting, You can probably make an assessment that family violence is on the increase.
We’ve all heard about the proposal to include economic abuse in the chareable offences of DV in the near future. That’ll lead to identifying still more victims of DV. Fodder for Family Court, and – wait for it – men getting evicted from their homes because they dared stand against their partners having free reign to spend man’s hard-earning income on whatever they want.
And I guess there’ll be a whole flurry of Women’s Refuge calling for yet more increased funding next year. If we onl;y increase the efforts to stamp out DV everywhere, we can do it! Only thing is, clearly, that philosophy hasn’t worked yet, given all the advertising and publicilty, and all the powers given to police and family court to protect women and children the length and breadth of NZ, hasn’t yet resulted in any decline in the reported incidence of the great evil DV yet.
Except of course, the entire Woman’s Refuge / DV industry simply grows ever-bigger. Jobs for the girls.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I think violence is unacceptable. Noone deserves to be killed, injured, abducted or sexually assaulted (or any other crime).
But what does concern me is the clear implication, supported by the generous referrals by especially Ms. Goodhew clearly indicate the PC crap that still only focuses on women. The absence of explicit references and statistics clearly alludes to men as the violators.
And even if men do perpetrate the majority of Policy criminal inquiries related to DV, lets then start discussing the overall philosophy of our beloved police to ignore, inimise and belittle DV against men! You try rining the police and reporting that your wife is hitting you! At best, they might turn , nbut then, chances are, they’ll promptly remove YOU from the family home!