Data and statistics

Violence prevention
Globally, interpersonal violence resulted in some 475 000 homicides in 2012, of which 60% were in males aged 15-44 years, making homicide the third leading cause of death for males in this age group. In addition, of all adults, one in four report having been physically abused as children; one in five women and one in 10 men report having been sexually abused as children; one in three women report having been victims of physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime, and one in 17 older people report being abused in the past month.

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475 000estimated deaths from homicide (82% male) in 2012, globally.

Homicide estimates, 2012

Child maltreatment

23%of adults report having been a victim of physical abuse as children.

Child maltreatment, 2012–2014

Violence against women

30%of ever partnered women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a partner in their lifetime, globally.

Intimate partner violence, 2010

Mortality and global health estimates

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Essential medicines

Governance and aid effectiveness

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Health equity monitor

International Health Regulations (2005) Monitoring Framework

Women and health

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Risk factors

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Infectious diseases

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Meningococcal meningitis

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Injuries and violence

Road safety

Violence against women

Violence prevention

Substance use and mental health

Substance use disorders

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Environmental health

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 1: child underweight

MDG 4: child health

MDG 4: immunization

MDG 5: maternal and reproductive health


MDG 6: malaria

MDG 6: neglected tropical diseases

MDG 6: tuberculosis

MDG 7: water and sanitation

MDG 8: essential medicines