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What is dating violence?
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) defines dating violence as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
For additional information, visit the Crime Victimization: Dating Violence section of our site.
- The length of the relationship
- The type of relationship
- The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Last Updated: 9/17/2010
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