How Common is Dating Abuse?

Dating abuse is a public health issue that affects people from all ages, backgrounds, and identities. However, among people who experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking, most experienced some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before the age of 25.1 

In fact 1 in 3 young people experience some form of physical or sexual violence - which  by any other standards would be called an ​epidemic.

It is vitally important that we specifically speak to and understand the statistics involved with abuse in young people’s relationships. These statistics help to outline just how widespread of an issue dating abuse really is in the lives of young people.

Learn more: Dating Abuse Statistics

Types of Abuse

Browse our website to learn more about the types of abuse, warning signs, healthy relationship tips, and how to talk with young people about relationships. Want to take action? Let's Be Real and Love Is Not Abuse give you the tools to create a culture without abuse.