Researchers surveyed 8,080 students age 14 and older in 87 New York City public high schools.
In a Liz Claiborne Survey released in March 2006, half (50%) of the 1,004 teens ages 13 to 18 surveyed reported they've been in a dating relationship and nearly a third (32%) said they've been in a serious relationship.
This same survey found that: According to a February 2005 Lifetime Television survey of 600 women and men, ages 16-24, intimate partner violence has personally touched their lives much more so than people have reported in prior studies: Approximately seven in ten women (77%) and men (64%) said they know or have known someone in an abusive relationship and approximately six in ten say that they know a woman who has been sexually assaulted.
This is a dramatic increase from a 1996 survey of adults 18 that found that only 33% of respondents have known a woman in an abusive relationship.
The study examined what happens between the ages of 10 and 14, when sibling violence peaks.
Approximately nine out of ten (87%) young women said that they take special precautions to rarely or never walk alone after dark and nearly two-thirds (64%) said that they think about what could happen if they leave a drink unattended.No differences were found based on race or whether children had grown up in broken homes.The survey of 538 men and women was conducted at a community college in Hillsborough County, Florida.Overall, 9 percent said a sibling had used a knife or gun against them, while nearly 6 percent overall reported using a knife or gun against a sibling.The highest level of sibling violence was found between two brothers and the least between two sisters.