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"Generally, at that age, it doesn't graduate to this level," Polnar said.On Thursday, neighbors at the secluded row of townhouses where Cuccia lived milled around outside."A lot of people didn't sleep last night because you don't think it would happen in Monroeville," said Kaitlin Nemec, 16, a friend of Cuccia's. Department of Justice, women ages 16 to 24 suffer the highest per capita rate of dating violence.But national statistics show teenage relationships, fraught with high emotion, often turn violent. One in three high school students have been or will be in an abusive relationship and most teen dating violence takes place in the home of one of the partners, the report found.The two-year relationship was well-known in the high school, where Cuccia was a cheerleader and Mullarkey had just graduated.Friends referred to the relationship as "delicate" and "on and off." Donna Walko, 48, a neighbor, described Mullarkey as possessive and jealous. She was sitting in my living room, I begged her to get away from him," said Walko, whose two teenage daughters were fellow cheerleaders and good friends with Cuccia.
In 2015, physical dating violence among adolescents (high school students in grades 9-12) was 9.5% for all Alaska adolescents and 9.8% for Alaska Native adolescents, virtually unchanged from the levels in 2013.
They are public high schools that are distinct from alternative high schools, which serve students at risk of not graduating, charter schools, correspondence schools, and students enrolled in high school in correctional facilities.
Responses are weighted to reflect youth attending public traditional high schools in Alaska.
They said Mullarkey was funny and not violent, Cuccia friendly and popular.
Monroeville, a middle-class suburb about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, is a quiet place with large malls, townhouses and planned communities.
Prevalence rates from the YRBS are initially presented for the current definition for physical dating violence by all Alaska adolescents, Alaska Native adolescents, and the mean of the national YRBS.