Friday, July 17, 2009

New Mexico

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey states that 12% of high school students reported that a boyfriend or girlfriend had hit, slapped, or physically hurt them on purpose while 11% of students reported being physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they didn't want to.

According to domestic violence service providers, 30% of children victim-witnesses in New Mexico experienced physical abuse and 5% experienced sexual abuse.

In 58% of domestic violence incidents in 2003 children were present at the scene.

72% of the children who witnessed a domestic violence incident was 12 years old and under.

56% of adult domestic violence victims and 59% of their offenders in New Mexico report that they were abused as children.

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