Approximately 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Every year, nearly 1.5 million high school students are physically abused by their partner. Approximately 8.5 million women first experienced rape before the age of 18.
What are two facts about dating violence?
Violent behavior often begins between 6th and 12th grade. 72% of 13 and 14-year-olds are “dating.” 50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide. Only 1/3 of the teens who were involved in an abusive relationship confided in someone about the violence.
What are some facts about domestic violence?
NATIONAL STATISTICS1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner. 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner.
Should a victim get a lawyer?
Victims of crime do not need to have their own lawyer for court as they are witnesses for the prosecution. Before the hearing date or any other date the victim is required to attend court, the police officer in charge of the investigation is responsible for making contact with the victim by letter or phone.
Does the prosecutor talk to the victim?
Prosecutor To Inform the Court of Victims Views As an alternative to—and, in some states, in addition to—permitting the victim to address the court or submit a victim impact statement, the prosecutor must inform the court of the victims position on the plea agreement.