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World Health Organization. (2015) Youth violence. World Health Organization.

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Key facts

  • Worldwide some 200 000 homicides occur among youth 10–29 years of age each year, which is 43% of the total number of homicides globally each year.
  • For each young person killed, 20–40 more sustain injuries requiring hospital treatment.
  • In one study, from 3–24% of women report that their first sexual experience was forced.
  • Youth violence has a serious, often lifelong, impact on a person's psychological and social functioning.
  • Youth violence greatly increases the costs of health, welfare and criminal justice services; reduces productivity; decreases the value of property; and generally undermines the fabric of society.
Item Type:FactSheet
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Substance related violence
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminality > Youth (juvenile) offending
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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