What are the stats on Teen Dating Violence?
- Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
- Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – almost triple the national average.
- Among female victims of intimate partner violence, 94% of those aged 16-19 and 70% of those aged 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.
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Effects of Abuse
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