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Teen Dating Violence Facts & Stats

Updated on 7/14/2010 03:32:50 PM

  • 26% of girls in grades 9-12 have been the victim of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or date-forced sex.
  • One third of all high school and college students will have been in an abusive relationship by the time they graduate.
  • Violent juvenile delinquents are four times more likely than other youths to come from homes in which their fathers beat their mothers.
  • Between 55% and 65% of welfare recipients report that they have been physically abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
  • 33% of all young women will experience dating violence.
  • 38% estimated young women between the ages of 14and 17 are victimized by date rape.
  • Women ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rates of intimate violence--nearly 20 per 1000 women.
  • About one in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship.
  • A survey of 500 young women, ages 15 to 24, found that 60 percent were currently involved in an ongoing abusive relationship and all participants had experienced violence in a dating relationship.
  • More than half young women raped (68 percent) knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance.