This document examines the prevalence of dating violence by gender and communities of color.

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This document presents information about dating violence, the types of dating abuse, its effect, and prevalence of dating violence in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships.

The document also presents suggestions for dating violence prevention programs.

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: [note 1],[note 4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dating abuse affects people from all ages, backgrounds and identities, which is why it is important to talk about how abuse can happen in young people’s relationships.

This document from Break the Cycle offers key statistics about dating violence and its impact.

Estimates of teen dating violence prevalence vary widely, because studies define and measure violence differently over different periods of time for different populations.

On this page, find estimates on prevalence from: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a nationally representative annual survey of youth in grades 9 to 12, found that, of those students who dated someone in the last 12 months, approximately one in 10 reported being a victim of physical violence from a romantic partner during that year.[1] The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, analyzing a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7 to 12 who were then followed over time, showed that approximately 30 percent of people ages 12 to 21 in heterosexual relationships reported experiencing psychological abuse in the past 18 months; 20 percent of youth in same-sex relationships reported experiencing the same type of abuse.[2][3] About 10 percent of students in the Youth Risk Behavior Study who had dated someone in the last 12 months reported that they had been kissed, touched or physically forced to have sexual intercourse against their will by a dating partner during that year.[4] To date, there are no nationally representative data on perpetration of dating violence.

“Our schools need to be safe havens for all students, and it is critical that we provide school leaders with tools and resources to help them become stronger partners in reducing teen dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence…

Like bullying, teen dating violence has far-reaching consequences for the health and life outcomes of victims.

The authors describe the differences between adult intimate partner violence and teen dating violence and note that applying adult intimate partner violence perspective to teen dating violence is problematic.