Dating violence statistics and facts

15 Feb

Approximately nine out of ten (87%) young women said that they take special precautions to rarely or never walk alone after dark and nearly two-thirds (64%) said that they think about what could happen if they leave a drink unattended.

A majority (63%) named law enforcement as the first and second most responsible for addressing the problem.

The information is not intended to diminish the possibility of risk to you or someone you know.

Significant numbers of teens (15-18) are experiencing emotional and mental abuse as well as violence in their dating relationships; this is even more prevalent among teens that have had sex by the age of 14. commissioned Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU) to conduct quantitative research among tweens (ages 11-14), parents of tweens, and teens (ages 15-18) who have been in a relationship.

More than one-third of respondents (36%) said Congress is either first or second most responsible.

The study examined what happens between the ages of 10 and 14, when sibling violence peaks.Siblings learn violence as a form of manipulation and control as they compete with each other for family resources.They carry on these bullying behaviors to dating, the next peer relationship in which they have an emotional investment.In a Liz Claiborne Survey released in March 2006, half (50%) of the 1,004 teens ages 13 to 18 surveyed reported they've been in a dating relationship and nearly a third (32%) said they've been in a serious relationship.This same survey found that: According to a February 2005 Lifetime Television survey of 600 women and men, ages 16-24, intimate partner violence has personally touched their lives much more so than people have reported in prior studies: Approximately seven in ten women (77%) and men (64%) said they know or have known someone in an abusive relationship and approximately six in ten say that they know a woman who has been sexually assaulted.