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How has violence affected the world?

How has violence affected the world?

Violence is among the leading causes of death for people aged 15–44 years worldwide, accounting for 14% of deaths among males and 7% of deaths among females. For every person who dies as a result of violence, many more are injured and suffer from a range of physical, sexual, reproductive and men- tal health problems.

Who is affected by violence?

Violence affects its direct victims, those who witness violence, family members, co-workers, service providers and all members of society. All forms of violence have damaging short- and long-term effects on mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Is violence a disease?

II. 9VIOLENCE IS A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. Violence is a contagious disease. It meets the definitions of a disease and of being contagious—that is, violence is spread from one person to another.

Can violence be cured?

According to Chicago epidemiologist and the founder of Cure Violence, Gary Slutkin, violence can be treated using the same methods physicians use to successfully stop an epidemic.

How is violence a public health issue?

Violence, overall, has become a public health crisis. The three leading causes of death in the United States for people ages 15-34 are unintentional injury, suicide, and homicide [1]. These violent deaths are, more often than not, directly associated with firearms.

How can we prevent violence in our society?

Ten Things Adults Can Do To Stop ViolenceSet up a Neighborhood Watch or a community patrol, working with police.Make sure your streets and homes are well-lighted.Make sure that all the youth in the neighborhood have positive ways to spend their spare time, through organized recreation, tutoring programs, part-time work, and volunteer opportunities.