teen dating violence statistics for 2019

Teen dating violence is more common than you think.

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
  • 1 in 3 girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
  • 1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told  anyone about  the abuse.
  • 81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.

*Statistics from: Loveisrespect

  • Roughly 1.5 million U.S. high school boys & girls admit to being hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are  romantically involved with.
  • Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like alcoholism, eating disorders, promiscuity, thoughts of suicide, & violent behavior.
  • 1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship.
  • 33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
  • 50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide.

*Statistics from: DoSomething.org

  • 1 in every 5 high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused  by a dating partner. (Journal of the American Medical Association)
  • 1 in every 5 students between the ages of 11 & 14 say their friends are victims of dating violence, almost half experience verbal abuse. (Futures Without  Violence)
  • 43% of reported cases of dating violence occurred in a school building or on school grounds. (Day One)
  • 50% of 14-24-year-olds have experienced digital dating abuse. (Day One)
  • Among adult victims of rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a dating partner, 22.4% of women & 15% of men first experience some form of partner violence between 11 & 17 years of age. (CDC)
  • Teaching young people about healthy relationships & ways to avoid physical dating violence can reduce physical & sexual dating violence by 60%.

*Statistics from: Just Say YES

  • More than half of women (69.5%) and men (53.6%) who have been physically or sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11-24.
  • Of the 8.5% of middle school students who report having bullied a classmate, nearly  1 in 5 have been a victim of dating abuse.
  • Nearly half of female and 1 in 4 male high school students who report experiencing sexual or physical abuse by a dating partner, have also been bullied electronically.
  • Among male high school students who have experienced sexual and physical abuse by a dating partner, more than 1 in 4 have seriously contemplated suicide, and  almost as many have attempted suicide.
  • Among female high school students who have experienced sexual and physical abuse by a dating partner, nearly half have seriously contemplated suicide, and  more than 1 in 4 have attempted suicide.

*Statistics from: Break the Cycle

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We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

II Corinthians 4:8-9