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.