Quick facts on Dating Violence in the U.S 

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. 


1 in 3 girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.  


1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.  


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 age 16-19 and 70% of those age 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.  


Violent behavior often begins between the ages of 12 and 18.   


The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.  


For more information go to:  http://www.loveisrespect.org/pdf/Dating_Abuse_Statistics.pdf or www.loveisrespect.org

Wisconsin (2012) Quick facts

28,729 domestic abuse incidence were reported 

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Source: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/sites/default/files/ocvs/not-victim/domestic-abuse-incident-report-2012-20140530.pdf