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Global Health
February 17, 2015

Preventing Interpersonal Violence

JAMA. 2015;313(7):659. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.0573

A detailed picture of global violence and the various strategies to address this issue are summarized in a new report, “Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014,” which is a collaborative effort from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Program, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (http://bit.ly/12sUA5Y).

Data from 133 countries are highlighted in the report, which uses a standardized methodology to assess national efforts to prevent and respond to various types of interpersonal violence, including child maltreatment, gang violence, elder abuse, youth violence, and sexual violence.

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