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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:21 AM

10. Dating violence can involve emotional, psychological, physical or sexual abuse.

Statistics related to dating violence and teenagers

Dating violence affects all ages, and affects both genders, although recipients are most often females. The numbers of adolescents who are victims of dating violence are on the rise, and this can set the stage for relationship difficulties later in life. Here are some statistics about dating violence from the Centers for Disease Control:

1 in 11 adolescents has reported that they have experienced physical dating violence.
25% of adolescents say that they are victims of some sort of dating violence (emotional, psychological, sexual or physical) each year.
20% of girls in high school report that they have been physically or sexually abused by someone they were dating.
The incidence of adolescent dating violence is higher among black students than it is among Hispanic and white students.
54% of students report that they have seen dating violence amongst their peers.
This information is especially telling when you realize that 72% of students in eighth and ninth grade “date”. The indications are that students are younger when they start dating - and that they may not be emotionally mature enough for dating. This can set the stage for dating violence as they grow older.


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