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Among those that have engaged in a dating relationship, 55% had their first dating relationship by the age of 12.
In fact, only 36% of female victims and 17% of male victims had contact with police as a result of the abuse (Mihorean, 2005).
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.
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