Adolescent dating statistics

Overall, 9 percent said a sibling had used a knife or gun against them, while nearly 6 percent overall reported using a knife or gun against a sibling.

The highest level of sibling violence was found between two brothers and the least between two sisters.

Fifty-five percent said their sibling punched or hit them with something that could hurt, while half said they had done this to their sibling.

Young people are also willing to speak out and address violence against women themselves.

When asked what they would do if they knew a friend or relative who was abusing a girlfriend or wife, half (50%) of all young men surveyed said that would say something to him about his abusive behavior.

For young women the personal connection is even more profound and the fear of sexual violence alters their daily life.

Approximately nine out of ten (87%) young women said that they take special precautions to rarely or never walk alone after dark and nearly two-thirds (64%) said that they think about what could happen if they leave a drink unattended.

One-third of respondents were 16-18; one-third of respondents were 19-21; one-third of respondents were 22-24. A full report is available upon request from Lifetime Television.)Brothers and sisters who fight while growing up lay the groundwork for battering their dates by the time they get to college, according to a University of Florida study.

Additionally, quotas were set to ensure racial representation that is reflective of the U. The survey found that dating violence was more common among partners who had punched, shoved or otherwise abused their siblings than those who had not.

A majority (63%) named law enforcement as the first and second most responsible for addressing the problem.

More than one-third of respondents (36%) said Congress is either first or second most responsible.

The study examined what happens between the ages of 10 and 14, when sibling violence peaks.

Siblings learn violence as a form of manipulation and control as they compete with each other for family resources.

(Liz Claiborne, Teen Research Unlimited Survey, released July 2008)A study of public high school students in New York City found females who recently experienced dating violence and males who experienced sexual assault some time in their lives are more likely to report suicide attempts than their counterparts without similar histories of violence.

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