State's Rate Of Date Violence High
The rate of dating violence among Oklahoma ninth-graders is more than three times the national average, at 26 percent in the state compared to 8 percent nationwide, according to statistics provided by the YWCA of Oklahoma City.
In addition, nearly 20 percent of Oklahoma high school students have reported being hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. That is more than double the 9 percent of all students who report such violence nationwide.
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