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College Teen Dating Violence Stats

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline,

  • 43% of dating college women report experiencing abusive and violent dating behaviors including digital, verbal, physical, sexual, or other controlling abuse.

  • Nearly 1 in 3 college women (29%) say they’ve been in an abusive dating relationship .

  • 52% of college women report knowing a friend who’s experienced violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, digital, verbal, or other controlling abuse.

  • 57% of college students who report experiencing dating violence and abuse said it occurred in college.

  • 58% of college students say they don’t know what to do to help someone who is a victim of dating abuse.

  • 38% of college students say they don’t know how to get help for themselves if they experience dating abuse as a victim.

  • Over half of all college students (57%) say it’s difficult to identify dating abuse.

  • 36% of dating college students have given a dating partner their computer, email, or social media passwords; these students are more likely to experience digital dating abuse.

  • 1 in 5 college women has been verbally abused by a dating partner.

  • 1 in 6 college women (16%) has been sexually abused in a dating relationship.

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