Teen Dating and Sexual Violence
Teen dating and sexual violence are more common than you might think. It helps to know the facts:
- In 2019 almost 12% of North Carolina High School students who were surveyed had experienced Sexual Violence during the preceding twelve months;
- Between 2017 and 2019, the number of surveyed males in NC high schools who reported having been physically forced to have sexual intercourse increased;
- Nationally, nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 15 male high school students reported having experienced physical dating violence in the last year;
- About 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students reported having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.
(Sources: NC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)