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10 facts on violence prevention

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Violence mainly impacts young, economically productive people

Homicide and suicide are heavy contributors to global death rates among men aged 15–44 years. For every young person killed by violence, an estimated 20–40 receive injuries that require hospital treatment. Among people under 25 years, for every suicide, 100 young people attempt to take their own lives.

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