Domestic Violence

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
Have you ever had to deal with Domestic Violence personally? Well, I have. When I was 7, my aunt Brynn went missing. In 2005 the case became a cold case. To this day they still haven’t convicted the man responsible for her death and it has been 8 years since her disappearance on November 27, 2002.



In a 1995-1996 study conducted in the 50 States and the District of Columbia, nearly 25% of women and 7.6% of men were raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse or partner at some time in their lifetime. 18-24 year-olds comprised only 11.7% of the population in 1998 and 2002, but 42%were victims of violence committed by a boyfriend or girlfriend. 25% of surveyed 8th and 9th graders admitted to being abused by a girlfriend or boy friend, 8% admitted to being sexually abused also. In a survey of 232 high school girls, 17.8% of the girls indicated that they had been forced to engage in sexual activity against their will by a dating partner. Out of those girls who reported that they had been sexually or physically abused were more than twice as likely


Girls who reported that they had been sexually or physically abused were more than twice as likely as non abused girls to report smoking (26% versus 10%), drinking (22% versus 12%), and using illegal drugs (30% versus 13%). In addition, 32 percent of girls who had been abused reported bingeing and purging, compared to 12 percent of girls who had not been abused.

Links:
http://new.abanet.org/domesticviolence/Pages/Statistics.aspx#teens





Post a Comment

Be the first to comment on this article!

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback