The female age group at highest risk for domestic violence victimization is 16 to 24. Among one segment of this high-risk age group—undergraduate college students—22 percent of female respondents in a Canadian study reported domestic violence victimization, and 14 percent of male respondents reported physically assaulting their dating partners in the year before the survey. And although the victimization of teen girls is estimated to be high, it is difficult to “…untangle defensive responses from acts of initial violence against a dating partner.” Although domestic violence occurs across income brackets, it is most frequently reported by the poor who more often rely on the police for dispute resolution.
Victimization surveys indicate that lower-income women are, in fact, more frequently victims of domestic violence than wealthier women.
Teen suicide statistics can help you understand more about teen depression and how it affects teenage suicides.
As many as 8 out of 10 teens who commit suicide try to ask for help in some way before committing suicide, such as by seeing a doctor shortly before the suicide attempt. Teen girls are more likely to attempt suicide, but teenage boys are four to five times more likely to die by suicide.
Over half of teen suicide deaths are inflicted by guns.
Risk factors do not automatically mean that a person will become a domestic violence victim or an offender.
Also, although some risk factors are stronger than others, it is difficult to compare risk factor findings across studies because of methodological differences between studies.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and teenagers.