College dating violence statistics

14 May

This in no way negates the fact that men can be abused and women can be abusers or that both the abused and abuser can be of the same sex.

The following statistics were taken from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2007: 53% of victims of domestic violence were abused by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.

- 1% of male students and 3% of female students reported experiencing attempted sexual penetration without their consent.

It is thought that nearly one in four college women have either been raped or suffered an attempted rape – and most knew their abusers beforehand.

In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses knew their attacker.

Nearly one third of college students report having physically assaulted a dating partner in the previous 12 months (Break the Cycle, Inc., 2005).

Relationship violence always progresses in severity, intensity, and frequency over time.