In a 2014 survey, found that 57 percent of the teens and young adults surveyed have been concerned about their relationship for more than six months: 73 percent reported having experienced emotional abuse, 29 percent reported physical abuse, 22 percent reported sexual abuse and 19 percent reported digital abuse.Even attentive parents can miss the signs of dating violence, and victims are often reluctant to divulge the details of their intimate relationships with their families.Among those that have engaged in a dating relationship, 55% had their first dating relationship by the age of 12.Although dating violence occurs at any stage of life, most of the Canadian research published to date has focused on high school, college or university students (Wekerle , 2009)(Straus, 2004)(De Keseredy & Kelly, 1993).Estimates of physical and sexual coercion among college students are even higher, ranging from 20% to 30% (Wekerle , 2009).This report examines the prevalence and characteristics of incidents of police-reported dating violence in Canada. Teen dating violence: Research, facts and findings. A collaboration of Cornell University, University of Rochester, and the New York state center for school safety.
For the purpose of this analysis, incidents involving boyfriends and girlfriends living with the suspect at the time of the offence were removed from the sample since these may be considered common-law relationships does not have specific offences pertaining to dating violence.Please "contact-us" to request a format other than those available.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. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 24(1), 52-59. Violence Against Women/National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Understanding and addressing teen dating violence: Implications for family counselors. Teen dating violence: A review of risk factors and prevention efforts.