What About Youth Intimate Partner Violence/Teen Dating Violence?
81.2% of parents do not think teen dating violence is an issue.
Nearly 1.5 million high school students are physically abused by dating partners.
Youth ages 16-24 experience domestic violence at the HIGHEST rate of any other group. This is almost THREE times the national average.
Only 33% of youth that have experienced teen dating violence ever told anyone about it.
Among youth that have been physically or sexually assaulted, 50% reported attempting suicide.
Youth experiencing violent behavior usually begins between the ages of 12 to 18.
Abuse during adolescence can have serious lifelong consequences such as repeating the cycle of violence, repeating the cycle of victimization, substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior, and other impacts.
42% of college-age students are stalked by their ex-intimate partner.
In college, 35% of attempted rapes, 22.9% of threatened rapes, and 12.8% of completed rapes occur on an actual date.
Research indicates that 78% of AI/ AN women who identify as bisexual, lesbian, or Two Spirit/ Native LGBTQ have experienced physical assault. 85% have experienced sexual violence.
Two Spirit/ Native LGBTQ/People of Color are 1.82% times as likely to experience violence than non-Native/non-People of Color.
75% of transgender men and 20% of transgender women do not receive needed medical attention after an assault.
50.1% of Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ survivors did not even report to police.
84% of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime.