While NCVS has a number of limitations (most importantly, children under age 12 are not included), overall, it is the most reliable source of crime statistics in the U. We have also relied on other Justice Department studies, as well as data from the Department of Health and Human Services and other government and academic sources.When assembling these statistics, we have generally retained the wording used by the authors.
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Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
Teen dating violence is as common as domestic violence in adult relationships.
A 2001 study of high school students conducted by Harvard University found that one in five teenage girls had been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
To conduct NCVS, researchers interview tens of thousands of Americans each year to learn about crimes that they’ve experienced.