According to one study, only a third of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse they experienced.
The 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), a national survey of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, collected reports of lifetime intimate partner violence from a random sample of women and men 18 and older.
Some definitions of teen dating violence include incidences of all three types of relationship violence (physical, sexual, and emotional or psychological violence), while others focus on just one or two of those types of violence.
Further, youth may be afraid to disclose violence to friends and family.
Ten percent of youth had gone through multiple forms of dating violence, or been the victim of dating violence and violence by someone who was not their romantic partner.