Almost 21% said they were the victim of some type of dating-related violence.For boys, about 4% reported experiencing physical violence, 3% experienced sexual violence and 10% experienced any type.According to a 2014 report from the CDC, about 9 percent of high school students reported experiencing physical or sexual dating violence.Dating violence, specifically teen dating violence, can take many forms.Though girls were more likely to experience violence, the numbers show dating assaults affect young boys as well.The new CDC survey adds to its prior research into the prevalence of dating violence, but the latest version asked updated questions that include sexual violence and more accurately portray violent behaviors, the study authors say.In one of the only studies on LGBT teens, the Urban Institute reported in 2013 that transgender youth are the most vulnerable to dating violence with 89 percent reporting physical violence, 61 percent reporting sexual coercion and 59 percent reporting emotional abuse.
Bonomi, Melissa Anderson, Julianna Nemeth, Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Cynthia Buettner and Deborah Schipper, DATING ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM ON OTHER YOUTH VIOLENCE OUTCOMES (abstract), Vangie A. PREVENTING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Albany, NY.
DATING VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION ACROSS THE TEEN YEARS: ABUSE FREQUENCY, NUMBER OF ABUSIVE PARTNERS, AND AGE AT FIRST OCCURRENCE, Amy E. Senators Announce Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, U. Senators Mike Crapo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joseph R. PREVENTING DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE – RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH TEENS, Michigan Resource Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Okemos, MI.
Foshee, Kim Dixon, Ling Yin-Chang, Susan Ennett, Beth Moracco, Michael Bowling and Jennifer L. DATING MATTERS: UNDERSTANDING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE PREVENTION, Kevin Jennings, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Office on Violence Against Women, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, May 3, 2010. FAMILIAL INFLUENCES ON DATING VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION AMONG LATINO YOUTH (abstract), H. MOMS AND TEENS FOR SAFE DATES STUDY OVERVIEW, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, December 15, 2010. (special collection), Patty Branco, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: updated January 2017.
Ennett, GOVERNMENT LEADERS, SENIOR POLICY MAKERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERTS DISCUSS MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO STOP DATING VIOLENCE AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH AT CAPITOL HILL EVENT, Futures Without Violence and Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: February 10, 2011. Wibbelsman, OUR VULNERABLE TEENAGERS: THEIR VICTIMIZATION, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND DIRECTIONS FOR PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION, Madeline Wordes and Michell Nunez, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and The National Center for Victims of Crime, May 2002.
The survey asked about 9,900 high school students whether they had experienced some type of violence from someone they dated.