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Prevalence and Types of Violence

Violence is a widespread global public health problem which includes but is not limited to witnessing or experiencing the following:

  • Assault
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gang Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate crimes
  • Homicide
  • Incest
  • Indentured servitude
  • Labor exploitation
  • Political torture
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Robbery
  • Stalking
  • Terrorism
  • Trafficking
  • War crimes

Links to information on the Prevalence and Health Consequences of Violence:

Centers for Disease Control World Report on Violence and Health

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Child Abuse

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Collective Violence (including terrorism, war crimes, gang violence)

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Elder Abuse

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Intimate Partner Violence

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Sexual Violence

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Youth Violence