- Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group
– at a rate almost triple the national average.
- Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually
abused by a dating partner.
- Among female victims of intimate partner violence, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend
victimized 94% of those between the ages of 16-19.
- Between 1993 and 1999, 22% of all homicides against females ages 16-19 were committed by
an intimate partner.
- 58% of rape victims report being raped between the ages of 12-24.
- Half of the reported date rapes occur among teenagers.
- Nearly 25% of 14-17 year-olds surveyed know at least one student who was a victim of dating
violence, while 11% know multiple victims of dating violence. 33% of teens have actually witnessed
such an event.
- 81% of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t
know if it’s an issue.
If you are the mother or grandmother of a teen, and you haven't had a conversation about dating violence, now is a good time.