Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
Estimates of physical and sexual coercion among college students are even higher, ranging from 20% to 30% (Wekerle , 2009).
This report examines the prevalence and characteristics of incidents of police-reported dating violence in Canada.
Anyone can be a victim of dating violence, regardless of age, race, or gender.
Types of violence may include: For additional statistics, the web sites listed below include Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data and Reports and the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) Survey Results.
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by Tina Hotton Mahony Prevalence of police-reported dating violence Victims of dating violence most likely to be female Differences in rates of dating violence between the sexes decline with age Increase in police-reported rates of dating violence Common assault most likely offence in dating violence Similar proportion of male and female victims of dating violence sustained injuries More than 4 in 10 incidents of dating violence occur in the victim's home Dating violence involving female victims more likely to lead to charges Homicides perpetrated in dating relationships Summary Methodology Detailed data tables References Notes According to results of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), approximately 71% of youth in Canada report being in a dating relationship by the age of 15.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
However, the Incident based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR2) Survey and the Homicide Survey collect annual data on incidents of violence that were reported to police as well as detailed information about their victims and offenders.