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Violence Prevention

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  • Violence-related injuries and deaths can result from both interpersonal violence and suicidal behavior.
  • In 2010, more than 16,250 people were victims of homicide and over 38,360 took their own life (CDC).
  • In 2011, more than 700,000 young people aged 10–24 years were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries sustained from assaults (CDC). External Web Site Icon.
  • In 2011, 1,570 children died from abuse and neglect and 681,000 children were found to be victims of maltreatment by child protective services (Administration for Children and Families) External Web Site Icon.


Maguire K, Pastore AL. Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2003. Washington, DC: USGPO: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005.

U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau, 2003.