Report on Teen Dating Violence in U.S.
Monday, December 29, 2008 5:00 PM

In September 2008, the United States' National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) released a report (PDF, 8 pages) on teen dating violence in the U.S., focusing on physical dating violence (PDV). The report analyzes the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey in order to determine the prevalence and patterns of teen PDV among high-school adolescents. Researchers broke down PDV experiences by gender and communities of color. Aside from the harm stemming from the PDV itself, the NDDC found that teen PDV victims also experience other violence and sexual victimization. They are also more likely than non-PDV victims to engage in high-risk sexual and drug use behaviors, experience depression, and have suicidal ideation. Female PDV victims are at higher risk for these PDV-related consequences than male PDV victims. The report closes with recommendations to address teen PDV, including ways to prevent, understand and intervene.

For the full report, please click here (PDF, 8 pages).

Compiled from: Davis, Antoinette, Views from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD): Interpersonal and Physical Dating Violence among Teens (September 2008) (PDF, 8 pages).