The sentence you are nit-picking is gender neutral.
You said violence is increasing. The facts say it is decreasing. You were factually wrong.
That is hardly nit picking. Facts matter. Violence against women, and violence in general, are both going down. I would hope this good news makes you happy.
Rachel E. Morgan, Ph.D., Barbara A. Oudekerk, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians
September 10, 2019 NCJ 253043
This report is the 46th in a series that began in 1973. It provides official estimates of criminal victimizations reported and not reported to police from BJS's National Crime Victimization Survey. It describes the characteristics of crimes, victims, and offenders.
The number of violent-crime victims age 12 or older rose from 2.7 million in 2015 to 3.3 million in 2018, an increase of 604,000 victims.
The portion of white persons age 12 or older who were victims of violent crime increased from 0.96% in 2015 to 1.19% in 2018 (up 24%), while the portion of males who were victims increased from 0.94% to 1.21% (up 29%).
The rate of violent victimizations not reported to police rose from 9.5 per 1,000 persons age 12 or older in 2015 to 12.9 per 1,000 in 2018, while the rate of violent victimizations reported to police showed no statistically significant change.
The number of violent incidents increased from 5.2 million in 2017 to 6.0 million in 2018.