Statistics show that 1 in 3 teenagers have experienced violence in a dating relationship. In dating violence, one partner tries to assert power and control over the other through abuse.
Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines. Most victims are young women who are also at greater risk for serious injury.
Date rape is the most common form of rape, with 1 in 4 girls who are expected to fall victim to rape or attempted rape before they reach the age of 25, and 3 in 5 rapes occurring before a woman reaches the age of 18.
Peer pressure, verbal and emotional abuse, as well as alcohol and drug use and date rape drugs all contribute to the prevalence of this problem among young girls and women. In fact, a large number of these rapes are being committed on college campuses.