It's often said that men are violent compared to women. That statement is an indictment of men in general, rather than the few who are actually violent. So let's ask the question: are men, in general, really all that violent? And secondly, are men much more violent than women? Let's look at the FBI's 2017 Uniform Crime Report. I have a few points to make here, which are relevant only to the US:

  1. There are many violent women, though far fewer than violent men.
  2. Men are improving much faster than women are.
  3. Less than 1% of the male population commits violent crimes.

Point #1: As the table shows in the "Violent Crime" row, in 2017 men committed 264,829 and women 68,775. That's a 79%/21% split. Clearly more violent men by a long shot.

Point #2: From 2008 to 2017, men committed 14% fewer violent crimes, and women 1.7% fewer. So violent men are disappearing far faster than violent women.

Point #3: According to the UCR, the sampled population was 211,303,234; so the number of men sampled was about 103,961,191. So let's do the math:

264,829 male violent crimes ÷ 103,961,191 men = 0.0025473832826713

So assuming that each individual crime represents a unique man, .25% of the male population of the US committed violent crimes in 2017. There you have it! Roughly 99.75% of the male population are not violent criminals.