Statistics about dating violence
Teenagers are diving into intimate relationships while still learning about the patience, communication, and trust required to make a relationship successful.
Relationships are more likely to fail – and to become abusive – when the dating partners are young, immature, and spontaneous.
Youth are the most likely group to be victims or perpetrators of teen violence, but the results of teen violence affect everyone.
Research on male-male and female-male is beginning to be done.
However, almost no research has been done on female-female rape, though women can be charged with rape in a few jurisdictions.
A conviction of a teen dating violence offense in California can have serious long-term consequences.
San Diego criminal defense lawyer Vikas Bajaj says “teenagers are not immune from the lifelong consequences that can accompany a criminal record, especially for crimes of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
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(Calculation based on 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey. (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010)Fact #6: Approximately 1,270,000 women are raped each year.