World Health Organization
Changing the face of violence prevention

Youth violence

More than 540 adolescents and young adults die every day as a result of interpersonal violence. Each year, between 3.5 and 7.5 million adolescents and young adults experience violence leading to hospital treatment.

Social development programmes to reduce antisocial and aggressive behaviour in children, and reduce violence among adolescents, are among a number of effective youth violence prevention strategies.

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