Ninety percent of the victims were females and their average age was around 17 years.
In almost 80 percent of the cases, the perpetrator was 18 years or older.
Reckless use of firearms had also led to some deaths, whereas others happened because the victim was pregnant and the perpetrator did not want to have the baby or feared arrest for statutory rape.
Dating violence is common The results are "shocking and frightening," but "unfortunately, it's not surprising," says Megan Bair-Merritt, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Centre and Boston University School of Medicine, who wrote an accompanying editorial on the study.
In addition to the human suffering caused and the untold intangible costs, it is estimated that the economic costs of IPV amount to .8 billion each year (Arias & Corso, 2005). Attitudes towards intimate partner violence in dating relationships.
All items were answered on a 5-point scale, ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Previous research shows that jealousy is a common issue in teen relationships, says Capaldi.