Domestic violence or teen dating violence can occur at any age and to males as well as females.
About 10% of teenagers experience physical violence in a dating relationship.
Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
Teen dating violence and sexual assault is estimated to occur between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth at about the same rate as in straight teen relationships.