About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 12.6 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 who dated or went out with someone in the past 12 months reported that they had been forced to do "sexual things" (e.g., kissing, touching, or having sexual intercourse) they did not want to do, or were physically hurt on purpose (e.g., being hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon) 1 or more times in the past 12 months in 2017

Target: 11.4 percent

Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who dated or went out with someone during the past 12 months who reported that they had been forced to do "sexual things" (e.g., kissing, touching, or being physically forced to have sexual intercourse) they did not want to do or were physically hurt on purpose (e.g., being hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object or weapon) 1 or more times during the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was non-linear. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.