Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence Resources


  • 8.9% of Delaware high school students have experienced physical dating violence.
  • 10.4% of Delaware high school students have experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.
  • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18>
  • 81% of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.
  • Half of youth who have been victims of both dating violence and rape attempt suicide, compared to 12.5% of non-abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys.
  • One in three (36%) dating college students has given a dating partner their computer, email or social network passwords and these students are more likely to experience digital dating abuse.

(Sources: Delaware YRBS 2013 and

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