Defense Against Crime

08/02/2011

Teen Dating Violence Facts!

Did you know …. 

  • Teen dating violence runs across all races, genders, and socioeconomic lines. Both males and females are victims, but boys and girls are abusive in different ways:
    • Girls are more likely to yell, threaten to hurt themselves, pinch, slap, scratch, or kick;
    • Boys physically injure girls more severely and frequently;
    • Some teen victims experience violence occasionally;
    • Others are abused more often…sometimes daily.
  • Forty percent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
  • A comparison study of Intimate Partner Violence rates between those of teens and those of adults show that teens are at higher risk of intimate partner abuse.
  • More than half young women raped (68 percent) knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance.
  • Statistics indicates that Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group at a rate almost triple the national average.
  • Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students reported being physically and/or sexually abused by a their dating partner.
    About one in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
  • Among female victims of intimate partner violence, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend victimized 94% of those between the ages of 16-19.

  • Between 1993 and 1999, 22% of all homicides against females ages 16-19 were committed by an intimate partner.
  • In a study of gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents, youths involved in same-sex dating are just as likely to experience dating violence as youths involved in opposite sex dating.
  • Nearly one-half of adult sex offenders report committing their first sexual offenses prior to the age of 18.
    One in five or 20 percent of dating couples report some type of violence in their relationship.
  • One of five college females will experience some form of dating violence.

  • 58% of rape victims report being raped between the ages of 12-24.
  • Half of the reported date rapes occur among teenagers.
  • Intimate partner violence among adolescents is associated with increased risk of substance use, unhealthy weight control behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, pregnancy, and suicide.

 

The sources of these facts come from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Center for Victims of Crime Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and other studies.

 

See Also February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  

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