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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.
All three forms of abuse — physical, sexual and emotional — can coexist, or the abuse can be characterized by any one of the three.
has conducted extensive research during the development of its dating violence prevention programs.
The following facts and figures establish youth as a high-risk population for becoming victims of sexual assault and dating abuse.
Teens who experience violence in dating relationships are more likely to suffer from domestic abuse as an adult, according to a new study from the University of Calgary.
The study, led by Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens and published in the Exner-Cortens says her study serves as a wake-up call that dating violence amongst teens needs to be taken more seriously.“When I talk to adolescents, they may not recognize that what they’re experiencing is dating violence,” Exner-Cortens said.