Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mothers commit vast majority of parental murders of children & women are violent

Much of the data is  U.S. sourced and there are similarities in English speaking western democracies. Click on the links below for the source data.

This is a link to an Australian Newspaper showing a study where the substantial abuser is the mom. The chart below shows the data.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/6089613/mum-not-dad-more-likely-to-neglect-kids/


http://www.menshealthaustralia.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=556&Itemid=79


The following is a Norwegian Study but even they, despite the studies findings, indicate female received violence is likely the worst without corresponding substantiation:

MEDICINE AND SCIENCE Original Article Violence and violations of young people's relationships 
Violence and verbal aggression in young people’s intimate relationships. (Norway)
 Nr. 15 - 14 August 2003
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2003; 123:2016-20
http://www.tidsskriftet.no/index.php?seks_id=850050&a=summary&art_id=850018
Background. The prevalence of partner violence in Norway is unknown. International research on individual risk factors for such victimisation is also sparse; moreover, the research has almost exclusively been focused on female victims.

Material and methods. The data stem from a representative longitudinal study of young people in Norway. In the latest survey, 2211 (response rate: 68%) responded to standardised questions on aggressive behaviour in an intimate relationship. The average age was 22; 37% were married or cohabiting.

Results. Slightly more men (6%) than women (4%) reported that a partner had physically attacked them in course of the past six months. For men and women alike, victimisation correlated with aggressive behaviour towards a partner on their own part, alcohol or drug use, involvement in problem behaviour, and friends with a wild lifestyle. Own and friend’s problem behavior in the teenage period were also related to future victimisation among women.

Interpretation. The observed gender difference in victimisation for the more prevalent, less serious forms of partner violence could be explained by the social norm that tells men to refrain from violence against those physically less strong and against women in particular. However, other studies indicate that victims of gross maltreatment and systematic abuse are most likely to be female and that studies of standard populations fail to disclose such grave partner violence.



Federal Data: Mothers commit vast majority of parental murders of children



These data are not blips. The trend is clear over many years that the mother (female) is responsible for the greatest amount of child abuse and child murder in family relationships. How then can it be there is no tax supported DV or emergency shelters for men in Canada; how can it be there are few, if any, (I haven't found any yet) tax supported counseling services for men in marital breakdown in Canada; how can it be woman's groups can tap into such large amounts of tax support to send out propaganda about how vulnerable they are; how can these DV groups spout the invective they do against men when their own clients are the worst perpetrators of abuse to children.

How many women are actually in these shelters because of DV; how many are in them for addictions; how many are planning a false ex parte order to nail hubby while he sleeps; how many are in there because they are hiding from legal pursuits of them; how many are "passing through" while traveling. I think an accounting and operational audit of these facilities should be part and parcel of their ability to obtain tax funds. There is no doubt some women are there because they have no recourse and are subject to abuse but it casts a pall over them if many are there for other reasons. They are emergency shelters - so called - for Domestic Violence - at least in terms of the marketing of them to get tax funding.

Is there something wrong with our values? Is there something wrong with government largess and what is wrong with us men for laying down and taking this misinformation from groups like the Tennessee DV coalition as described here amongst many others.



Figure 3-3 Victimization Rates by Age and Sex, 2007 Child Maltreatment 2007


Victimization Rates by Age and Sex, 2007

This bar graph breaks the victim population into age groups as follows: Less than 1, 1, 2, 3, 4–7, 8–11, 12–15, and 16–17 and either boy or girl sex. According to this graph, the youngest age group is the most victimized, with a rate of 22.2 boys and 21.5 girls per 1,000 children of the same age and sex group. The oldest children were victimized the least frequently.








































Victims by Perpetrator Relationship, 2007

This pie chart presents victims by relationship to their perpetrators. More than 80 percent (80.1%) of victims were maltreated by at least one parent. Nearly 40 percent (38.7%) of victims were maltreated by their mother acting on her own.
Note the rate by mom and other is 44.4% while dad and other is 18.8%. The rate by the mother is 2.36 times higher than dad. That is 236% greater. Now how to explain that away to those who believe only men are abusive.MJM





Table 4-5 Perpetrator Relationships to Child Fatalities, 2007 Child Maltreatment 2007



Relationship to Child Child Fatalities
Number Percent
PARENT Blank Cell
Mother 347 27.1
Mother and Other 96 7.5
Father 208 16.3
Father and Other 11 0.9
Mother and Father 232 18.1
NONPARENT Blank Cell
Daycare Staff 24 1.9
Foster Parent (Female Relative) 0 0.0
Foster Parent (Male Relative) 0 0.0
Foster Parent (Nonrelative) 3 0.2
Foster Parent (Unknown Relationship) 3 0.2
Friend or Neighbor 2 0.2
Legal Guardian (Female) 0 0.0
Legal Guardian (Male) 0 0.0
More than One Nonparental Perpetrator 52 4.1
Other Professional 2 0.2
Partner of Parent (Female) 4 0.3
Partner of Parent (Male) 35 2.7
Relative (Female) 29 2.3
Relative (Male) 20 1.6
Staff Group Home 2 0.2
Unknown or Missing 210 16.4
Total 1,280 Blank Cell
Percent Blank Cell 100.0





Perpetrator Relationships to Child Fatalities, 2007
This table first lists perpetrator relationships including mother, mother and father, father, mother and other, father and other, female daycare staff, more than one nonparental perpetrator, unknown, etc. In the next column is listed the number of child fatalities from the specified perpetrator. The third column lists the percentage. More than 27 percent (27.1%) of child fatalities were perpetrated by a mother acting alone.


Moms and another are more than twice as likely to kill a child as a dad and another.MJM





Figure 4-2 Fatality Rates by Age and Sex, 2007
Child Maltreatment 2007


Fatality Rates by Age and Sex, 2007

Fatality Rates by Age and Sex, 2007

This bar graph shows two groupings of victims, one for boys and one for girls. Each grouping displays the fatality rates for each sex by age group. The graph indicates that the youngest children have the highest fatality rates for both sexes.


Note boys have the higher death rates.MJM










Some data on child abuse from Child Maltreatment 2006, a report by the Federal Administration for Children & Families...

Figure 4-2 Perpetrator Relationships of Child Fatalities, 2006

Child Maltreatment 2006


Perpetrator Relationships of Child Fatalities, 2006
Perpetrator Relationships of Child Fatalities, 2006
This pie chart indicates that 27.4 percent of child fatalities were perpetrated by the mother acting alone. Such non-parental perpetrators as daycare providers, foster parents, or residential facility staff were responsible for 14.6 percent of fatalities.






Leaving aside killings by non-parents or by mothers and fathers acting together, mothers committed a significantly greater number of the parental murders of children.


Figure 3-5 Victims by Perpetrator Relationship, 2006

Victims by Perpetrator Relationship, 2006
Victims by Perpetrator Relationship, 2006
This pie chart shows that 39.9 percent of child victims were maltreated by their mothers acting alone; another 17.6 percent were maltreated by their fathers acting alone; 17.8 percent were abused by both their mother and father. Victims abused by a nonparental perpetrator accounted for 10.0 percent.



Table 4-5 Perpetrator Relationships to Child Fatalities, 2006
Child Maltreatment 2006

Relationship to ChildChild Fatalities
NumberPercent
Mother 28827.4
Mother and Other 12111.5
Father 13813.1
Father and Other 161.5
Mother and Father 23522.4
Female Relative 313.0
Male Relative 171.6
Female Foster Parent (Relative) 00.0
Male Foster Parent (Relative) 00.0
Female Partner of Parent 00.0
Male Partner of Parent 302.9
Female Legal Guardian 10.1
Male Legal Guardian 00.0
Foster Parent (Nonrelative) 50.5
Foster Parent Unknown Relationship 40.4
Staff Group Home 40.4
Daycare Staff 323.0
Other Professional 00.0
Friend or Neighbor 20.2
More than One Nonparental Perpetrator 262.5
Unknown or Missing 1009.5
Total 1,050 Blank Cell
Blank Cell Blank Cell 100.0
Based on data from 36 States.
Perpetrator Relationships to Child Fatalities, 2006
This table first lists perpetrator relationships including mother, mother and father, father, mother and other, father and other, female daycare staff, more than one nonparental perpetrator, unknown, etc. In the next column is listed the number of child fatalities from the specified perpetrator. The third column lists the percentage. More than 27 percent (27.4%) of child fatalities were perpetrated by a mother acting alone.



The following are data from 2005.


Figure 4-2 Perpetrator Relationships of Child Fatalities, 2005
Child Maltreatment 2005

Figure 4-2

Note the mother (female) again is responsible for the vast majority of deaths of children.


Table 4-5 Perpetrator Relationships of Fatalities, 2005
Child Maltreatment 2005

Blank Cell Child Fatalities
Perpetrator Number Percent
Mother 287 28.5
Mother and Other 104 10.3
Father 159 15.8
Father and Other 16 1.6
Mother and Father 205 20.4
Famale Relative 24 2.4
Male Relative 7 0.7
Female Foster Parent (Relative) 0 0.0
Male Foster Parent (Relative) 0 0.0
Female Partner of Parent 6 0.6
Male Partner of Parent 33 3.3
Female Legal Guardian 1 0.1
Male Legal Guardian 0 0.0
Female Foster Parent (Nonrelative) 5 0.5
Male Foster Parent (Nonrelative) 1 0.1
Female Foster Parent
Unknown Relationship
1 0.1
Male Foster Parent
Unknown Relationship
0 0.0
Female Staff Group Home 0 0.0
Male Staff Group Home 0 0.0
Female Daycare Staff 20 2.0
Male Daycare Staff 2 0.2
Female Other Professional 0 0.0
Male Other Professional 1 0.1
Female Friend or Neighbor 2 0.2
Male Friend or Neighbor 4 0.4
More than One Nonparental
Perpetrator
23 2.3
Unknown or Missing 105 10.4
Total 1,006 blank cell
Percent blank cell 100.0

Based on data from 34 States.
Perpetrator Relationships of Child Fatalities, 2005
This table first lists perpetrator relationships including mother only, mother and father, father only, mother and other, father and other, female daycare staff, more than one nonparental perpetrator, unknown, etc. In the next column is listed the number of child fatalities from the specified perpetrator. The third column lists the percentage. 28.5 percent of child fatalities were perpetrated by a mother acting alone.







"According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new report Child Maltreatment 2004, when one parent is acting without the involvement of the other parent, mothers are almost three times as likely to kill their children as fathers are, and are more than twice as likely to abuse them."
Source: Child Maltreatment 2004, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to Figure 4-2 “Perpetrator Relationships of Fatalities, 2004 Child Maltreatment 2004” here, child fatalities perpetrated by mothers or by “mother and other [not father]” comprise 40.6% of all child fatalities. Figure 4-2 also shows that fatalities perpetrated by fathers or by “father and other [not mother]” comprise 15.6% of all child fatalities. According to Figure 3-6 “Victims by Perpetrator Relationship, 2004 Child Maltreatment 2004,” here child abuse perpetrated by mothers or by “mother and other [not father]” comprise 45.6% of all child abuse. Figure 3-6 also shows that abuse perpetrated by fathers or by “father and other [not mother]” comprise 19.5% of all child abuse.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are misinterpreting the data, whether out of ignorance or malice I'm not sure. The only way you could draw the conclusion that mothers are more abusive than fathers is if the data showed only children who lived in two-parent homes. Because it is likely that most or at least a large proportion of these kids live with their mother alone, of course the data is skewed toward mothers. The fathers have jumped ship long ago and aren't around.

Michael J. Murphy said...

Michael J. Murphy said...

Sorry. That is a fallacy. Length of contact has no relevance. When comparing single mother homes to single father homes (apples to apples) the data show moms are the biggest perps. That excuse has been used erroneously by feminists for years and it is a desparate measure to cover up child abuse and killing. Judges, however, buy the argument when the defense (or prosecution in abuse cases) don't have the data. Moms then trot out the old Postpartum Depression fiction which is also just a crutch. It does work with some judges who are well schooled in feminist fiction and act as chivalrous white knights.