Dating violence among college students
The majority of rape and sexual assault victims reported being victimized by someone they knew. The 2016 BJS study also found that in the 2014-2015 academic year, an average of 6.4% of college women across the nine participating schools reported being victims of intimate partner violence. Researchers have identified risk factors for college student dating violence. While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.
Of college students who have been sexually assaulted, 35 percent of them were assaulted while on a date.
One in five students has experienced domestic violence — a statistic that directly mirrors the U. Department of Justice’s findings on student victims of sexual assault (though some have contested those findings).
College-aged women experience a higher rate of partner violence than any other age group, according to the Justice Department.
With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.