Teen Dating Violence in Hamilton

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When surveyed on their experiences of dating violence…

  • 57% off males and 44% of males said their dating partner stopped them from seeing their friends or doing things they enjoyed.
  • 68% of females and 32% of males said their dating partner threatened to commit suicide if the relationship ended.
  • 72% of females and 28% of males said their dating partner put them down or called them names.
  • 56% of females and 44% of males said their dating partner blamed them when things went wrong.
  • 76% of females and 24% of males said their dating partner told jokes or made nasty remarks about their gender, religion or culture.
  • 62% of females and 39% of males said their dating partner pressured them to use alcohol or drugs.
  • 74% of females and 27% of males said their dating partner touched them when they didn’t want them to.

Statistics from Hamilton Youth Dating Violence Project, April 2005

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