Monday, August 27, 2007

Dating Violence Increases the Risk of Suicidal Behavior by Girls by 60%

Girls suffer dating violence at a rate of 11%, and boys at 10%. Such female victims had a rate of suicidality 60% higher. Boys subject to dating violence did not have an increase in rates of suicidal behavior.

Defendants in a suicide malpractice lawsuit might consider a cross-claim against any dating abuser for increasing the risk of suicide of the victim.

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