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  • Violence-related injuries and deaths can result from both interpersonal violence and suicidal behavior.
  • In 2014, nearly 16,000 people were victims of homicide and more than 42,000 took their own life (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • In 2014, more than 534,000 young people aged 10–24 years were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries sustained from assaults (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • In 2013, 1,484 children died from abuse and neglect and 678,932 children were found to be victims of maltreatment by child protective services (Administration for Children and Families) External Web Site Icon.
Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to reduce violence can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Proven to Benefit Symptomatic Children and Adolescents Following a Traumatic Event

Primary Prevention Reduces Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth

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Primary Prevention Interventions to Reduce Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

YouthAlert! Uses Teamwork and Education to Prevent Youth Violence


Using Evidence for Public Health Decision Making: Violence Prevention Focused on Children and Youth pdf icon [PDF - 466 kB]
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Interventions That Work: Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Among Youth (October 24, 2018)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health with support from The Community Guide and CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention

What Works – Fact Sheets

Violence Prevention


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.

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