Dating violence statistics on college campuses
back to top Relationship violence usually involves a combination of these different forms of abusive behaviors. As the violence progresses in severity the mixture of behaviors can become more complex. “It makes it difficult because we can’t do anything and we know it is happening, but there is nothing we can do [if they don’t report it].” According to law enforcement and academic officials, the statistics fluctuate according to the size of the university.“Domestic violence is in every ethnic, socio-economic background,” said Fort Collins District Attorney Emily Humphrey.For instance, physical abuse is almost always preceded and accompanied by verbal abuse.Thus, it is important to identify abusive behavior.Nearly one third of college students report having physically assaulted a dating partner in the previous 12 months (Break the Cycle, Inc., 2005).
back to top The following symptoms are found in many abusive relationships; however, their presence is not necessarily indicative of abuse: back to top Everyone looks for different things in a relationship. Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families.
This in no way negates the fact that men can be abused and women can be abusers or that both the abused and abuser can be of the same sex.
The following statistics were taken from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2007: 53% of victims of domestic violence were abused by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.
“Whatever work you do, whether you work a six figure job or work minimum wage, domestic violence doesn’t care.” That includes students. That doesn’t mean it’s happening any more than anywhere else.
It’s kind of a silent thing,” said Casey Malsam, CSU Women and Gender Advocacy Center advocate.
We all have different desires that we would like fulfilled.