Statistics of teen dating
Like bullying, teen dating violence has far-reaching consequences for the health and life outcomes of victims.
Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teen Relationship Abuse: Regional Needs Assessment. Children’s Hospital/Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine, funded by the California Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Branch/Domestic Violence Section. “Our schools need to be safe havens for all students, and it is critical that we provide school leaders with tools and resources to help them become stronger partners in reducing teen dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence… 4, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Washington, DC: August 2005. Carbon, Director, Office on Violence Against Women, January 6, 2012. METHODS FOR COUNTING HIGH-FREQUENCY REPEAT VICTIMIZATIONS IN THE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY, Janet L. Guidelines for Successful Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in the Criminal Justice System, Findings from the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Study (RPPS), Tami P. TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACK – COMMUNITY ATTITUDES TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES IN CREATING SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR VICTORIAN WOMEN, Natalie Taylor and Jenny Mouzos, Australian Institute of Criminology and Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Canberra, AU: 2006. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: January 2003.CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND OTHER FAMILY VIOLENCE, Sherry Hamby, David Finkelhor, Heather Turner and Richard Ormrod, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC: October 2011. Fagan, Research in Brief, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: July 2001. The White House Blog, posted by Lynn Rosenthal, White House Adviser on Violence Against Women, January 6, 2012. Lauritsen, Jennifer Gatewood Owens, Michael Planty, Michael R. Truman, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Washington, DC: April 2012. NATIONAL SURVEY ON COMMUNITY ATTITUDES TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 2009, Australian Institute of Criminology, The Social Research Centre and Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Canberra, AU. UNDERSTANDING TRENDS IN HATE CRIMES AGAINST IMMIGRANTS AND HISPANIC AMERICANS, Michael Shively, Rajen Subramanian, Omri Drucker, Jared Edgerton, Jack Mc Devitt, Amy Farrell and Janice Iwama, January 2014. VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND FAMILY VIOLENCE: DEVELOPMENTS IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE, AND POLICY, Bonnie S.Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.
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.
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.
Findings indicated that within the past year: The study also specifically examined dating violence rates among teens who had dated within the past year (66 percent of total teens; n = 3,745).
Estimates of teen dating violence prevalence vary widely, because studies define and measure violence differently over different periods of time for different populations.
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.
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