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This includes physical, sexual, or psychological harm at the hand of a partner or spouse.
Thirty-fourpercent of women and 28% of men in the state of Nebraska are estimated to experience some type of intimate partner violence (physical, emotional, or sexual) in their lifetime. In Iowa, it's estimated at 35% for women and 29% for men.
This type of violence can start well before becoming an adult. A 2016 Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Douglas County found that 8% of high school students had experienced some form of physical violence with someone they were dating. It also found that 10% of high school students had experienced some type of sexual violence with someone they were dating. Rates of physical and sexual violence had declined since 2014, the last Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Intimate partner violence is committed by a current or former partner or spouse. Tactics for power and control include coercion, intimidation, emotional abuse, isolation, using children, economic abuse (limiting access to bank accounts or only allowing the partner to have an allowance and not access to their own account), physical abuse, or sexual abuse.