- Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.
- Nearly 20.9% of female high school students and 13.4% of male high school students report being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
- 50% of youth reporting dating violence and rape also reported attempting suicide. This is compared to 12.5% of non-abused girls and 5.4% of non-abused boys.
- 57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger from domestic violence. Call 911 immediately. Otherwise, these resources may be used for instances where there is not urgent danger.
Maricopa County Domestic Violence Resources: Comprehensive list of domestic violence help in Maricopa and other counties. http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?sc=4&mc=1&articleid=85
Domestic Violence Emergency Shelters in Maricopa County: https://www.azdes.gov/daas/community/dvcontractors
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.