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Reblogged from Science on the Net

Homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years. In general, there are 1.3 million people worldwide die each year from some form of violence, particularly among low-income people. A quarter of all adults report having been physically abused as children, one in five women reports having sexually abused as a child. One in three women has been a victim of physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in her lifetime. And one in 17 older adults reported abuses in the past month.

These are just some of the data contained within the Global status report on violence prevention in 2014,published in December 2014, the first WHO study that provides an accurate picture of the current situation concerning violence worldwide.

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