Dundee has the highest rates of domestic abuse in Scotland, official figures show.
There were 1,703 incidents per 100,000 of the population recorded in the city in 2014/15 , while Glasgow recorded the second-highest rate (1,497).
There were 59,882 incidents of domestic abuse across Scotland, a 2.5% rise on the previous year and up nearly a third (32%) on 2005/06.
The figures also show abuse against men has doubled in ten years at a time when violence against women is receding.
Following the publication of the figures, the Scottish Government announced £3 million of funding for victims’ advocacy service Assist.
Women still account for the vast majority of cases (80%) but the number of recorded incidents (41,568) has fallen below levels last seen in 2006/07.
Abuse against men doubled between 2005/06 and 2012/13 – from around one in ten to one in five (20%) – and it has remained fairly steady.
However, the proportion of reported incidents against men leading to police charges has remained consistently lower than women.
Three-fifths (60%) of reports against women led to a crime or offence being recorded in 2014/15, compared with just over half (52%) against men.
There has also been a large rise in the number of incidents recorded as transgender or where a gender was not recorded in recent years, from 190 in 2010/11 to 8,020 in 2014/15.
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “The fact that domestic abuse statistics are remaining relatively steady, despite falling overall recorded crime rates, suggests that those who might have never otherwise come forward are now doing so.
“I believe this is in no small part to the vital support services available for those in need.
“The work that Assist does provides a lifeline for both female and male victims of this terrible crime, and makes an invaluable contribution to ensuring access to justice for survivors as it supports them through the court process, which we know can be challenging.”
Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said: “We welcome this additional funding for Assist, the help and support they provide to victims is invaluable.”