Dating domestic violence stats
That's according to Choose Respect, a national initiative to help adolescents and young teens age 11-14 form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse.
Most children in these homes know about the violence.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.Estimates of teen dating violence prevalence vary widely, because studies define and measure violence differently over different periods of time for different populations. Legal definitions of rape vary from state to state, but most states define rape as non-consensual sexual penetration.A rapist can be a stranger or someone the victim knows including a spouse, date, or family member.Anyone can be a victim of rape or sexual assault including men, women, and persons who are gender-non conforming or transgender.
Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.
The violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while.
An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs listed on the "Violence Wheel." ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!
On this page, find estimates on prevalence from: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a nationally representative annual survey of youth in grades 9 to 12, found that, of those students who dated someone in the last 12 months, approximately one in 10 reported being a victim of physical violence from a romantic partner during that year.The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, analyzing a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7 to 12 who were then followed over time, showed that approximately 30 percent of people ages 12 to 21 in heterosexual relationships reported experiencing psychological abuse in the past 18 months; 20 percent of youth in same-sex relationships reported experiencing the same type of abuse.About 10 percent of students in the Youth Risk Behavior Study who had dated someone in the last 12 months reported that they had been kissed, touched or physically forced to have sexual intercourse against their will by a dating partner during that year.To date, there are no nationally representative data on perpetration of dating violence.
One NIJ-funded study examined the prevalence of dating violence among 5,647 teens (51.8 percent female, 74.6 percent Caucasian) from 10 middle schools and high schools (representing grades 7-12) throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. "Partner Violence Among Adolescents in Opposite-Sex Romantic Relationships: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health." 91 (October 2001): 1679-1685.
Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.