Stats on teenage dating abuse

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Child abuse has become an increasing problem in the United States.The subject of child abuse is also very controversial, for several reasons.

There are many warning signs of dating abuse and they should always be taken seriously.

In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.

In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.

While female teenagers are more likely to be sexually abused that male teenagers, cultural, racial and economic factors do not seem to have an effect on the likelihood of becoming a victim of teen sexual abuse.

Here are some sexual abuse statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control): Only about 31% of teen sexual abuse incidents are reported.

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