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 between the ages of 18 - 24.1
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. Check out our most updated statistics here: Dating Abuse Statistics Mar 2016.pdf