Legal consequences of dating violence

27 Apr

Estimates of physical and sexual coercion among college students are even higher, ranging from 20% to 30% (Wekerle , 2009).

The 1993 Violence Against Women Survey (VAWS) found that 16% of women had experienced physical or sexual violence in a dating relationship since the age of 16.Approximately 27.3% of women and 11.5% of men in the U. have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner and reported at least one measured impact related to these or other forms of violence in that relationship.The following list describes some, but not all, of the consequences of IPV.Among those that have engaged in a dating relationship, 55% had their first dating relationship by the age of 12.Although dating violence occurs at any stage of life, most of the Canadian research published to date has focused on high school, college or university students (Wekerle , 2009)(Straus, 2004)(De Keseredy & Kelly, 1993).