12% of 8th Grade Boys Hit or Beat by Parent in Blue Earth County

(Mankato, MN) – The results of the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey have been released and the Committee Against Domestic Abuse in Mankato says it reveals some heartbreaking statistics that highlight the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

CADA  analyzed the survey results on issues of domestic and sexual violence and among the findings:

-In Blue Earth County 12% of 8th grade boys stated that a parent or other adult in their household has hit, beat or kicked them.

-In Brown County 21% of 11th grade girls stated that a partner had pressured them to do something sexually they didn’t want to do.

-In Faribault County 11% of 11th grade girls stated that a boyfriend or girlfriend has hit them or physically assaulted them on purpose.

-In Le Sueur County 14% of 8th grade boys stated that a parent regularly calls them swears at them or calls them names at home.

-In Nicollet County 24% of 11th grade girls stated that a boyfriend or girlfriend called him/her names or put him/her down verbally.

-In Sibley County 13% of 11th grade girls stated that an adult outside of the family has touched them sexually or forced them to touch another person sexually.

-In Waseca County 15% of 8th grade boys stated that a parent regularly calls them swears at them or calls them names at home.

-In Watonwan County 33% of 8th grade boys stated that a parent or other adult in their household has hit, beat or kicked them.

County by county results from the student survey on domestic violence, bullying, cigarette use and more is here.

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