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High School and College Females
- Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group - at a rate almost triple the national average.
- Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
- Among female victims of intimate partner violence, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend victimized 94% of those between the ages of 16-19.
- 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted on a college campus, and
- Nearly 90% of women who were raped knew their assailant
- 1 in 8 women will be raped while in college.
- 84% of women who were raped knew their assailant.
- 57% of rapes occur on a date.
- 75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in date rape had been drinking or using drugs.
- 13% of college women have been stalked.
Violence in Schools
- Each year, 3 million young people in the U.S. fall victim to crimes at school and almost 2 million of these incidents involve some form of violence. (CRF-USA)
- In the 2005-2006 school year, among students ages 12-18 there were about 1.5 million victims of nonfatal crimes, including thefts and violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault) (Department of Education. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007).
- During 2005-2006, 86 percent of public schools reported one or more serious violent incidents, theft or other crime occurred at their school, amounting to an estimated 2.2 million crimes. This figure translates into a rate of 46 crimes per 1,000 students enrolled in 2005-2006. (Department of Education. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007).
- The overall rate of violent incidents for all public schools was 31 per 1,000 students. The rate of violent incidents was significantly higher in middle schools (52 incidents per 1,000 students) than in primary schools (25 incidents per 1,000 students) or high schools (26 incidents per 1,000 students). (Department of Education. Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools)
- In 2005-2006, 24 percent of public schools reported that student bullying was a daily or weekly problem. (Department of Education. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007)
- Regarding other discipline problems occurring at least once a week, 18 percent of public school principals reported student acts of disrespect for teachers; 9 percent reported student verbal abuse of teachers. (Department of Education. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007)
- While 52 percent of all schools reported at least one student threat of physical attack without a weapon, 9 percent of schools reported such a threat with a weapon. (Department of Education. Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools)