Teen Dating Violence

The Hard Truth: Facts

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019) TDV is
common and it affects millions of teens in the U.S. each year:

  • Nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 15 male high school students report
    having experienced physical dating violence in the last year.
  • About 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report having
    experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.
  • 26% of women and 15% of men who were victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime first experienced these or other forms of violence by that partner before age 18.
  • The burden of TDV is not shared equally across all groups—sexual minority groups are disproportionately affected by all forms of violence, and some racial/ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by many types of violence.