Resource: What Has Longitudinal Research on Teen Dating Violence Taught Us?

This report describes findings from an NIJ-supported longitudinal study examining the risks, patterns, and consequences of teen dating violence that extend into adulthood. Findings include the following: 

  • Higher rates of dating violence victimization by a wide margin compared to other national studies.  

  • High overlap between victimization and perpetration, emphasizing that relationships that are characterized by violence typically involve mutual violence. 

  • No differences between teen boys and girls regarding victimization rates, but girls reported perpetrating more physical abuse than boys. 

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