Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average. Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18. (Love)
The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence. (Love)
Violence in teenage relationships needs to stop or long-lasting effects may occur. Half of youth who have been victims of both dating violence and rape attempt suicide, compared to 12.5% of non-abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys. (Love)
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