Abuse dating violence
The following percentages of dating teens reported experiencing forms of abuse: An NIJ-funded longitudinal study of 1,162 students in the Midwest examined the prevalence of several kinds of abuse that male and female middle and high school students experienced and perpetrated in teen dating relationships. About one-third of girls and boys (35 percent and 36 percent, respectively) reported experiencing physical violence in a teen dating relationship. Verbal emotional abuse was the most common form of abuse in teen dating relationships for both girls and boys: 73 percent of girls and 66 percent of boys reported experiencing at least one instance of verbal abuse in a dating relationship in high school. More girls reported perpetrating physical dating violence than boys (34 percent vs. In addition, 64 percent of girls and 45 percent of boys reported perpetrating verbal emotional abuse toward a dating partner. Nearly one in four girls and one in seven boys reported being victims of sexual coercion in a teen dating relationship. NIJ-funded research has also examined the prevalence of dating violence among a national sample of Latino adolescents. Parent and Peer Predictors of Physical Dating Violence Perpetration in Early Adolescence: Tests of Moderation and Gender Differences. Experimental Evaluation of Gender Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools. TDV is generally defined as occurring among individuals between the ages of 13-19 years old.
Journal of Research on Adolescence 2009;19(3): 380-400.
Phone interviews were conducted with 1,525 Latino teens, ranging in age from 12 to 18, most of whom (76.1 percent) were born in the United States.
Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dating violence occurs when a person uses intimacy to frighten, intimidate, and ultimately control a partner’s whereabouts, communications or actions.
People who experience intimate partner violence come from all walks of life.