Public health and violence – European facts and trends

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Public health and violence – European facts and trends

In October 2002 the WHO launched the first world report discussing violence and health, with revealing figures for Europe. The report summarizes evidence on the health impact of violence, including child abuse and neglect, the abuse of elderly people, violence by intimate partners and sexual violence, murder among young people, as well as self-inflicted and collective violence. The report considers the factors that contribute to violence and recommends measures that can be taken by governments, researchers and health professionals to help prevent violence.

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Public health and violence – European facts and trends, or theWorld Report on Violence and Healthon the WHO websites.  

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