Year Published: 2014

Authors: Alexander Butchart and Christopher Mikton

Publisher: World Health Organization

Suggested Citation: Butchart A & Mikton C (2014) Global Report on Violence Prevention 2014. World Health Organization.


This report focuses on interpersonal violence, which is violence that occurs between family members, intimate partners, friends, acquaintances and strangers, and includes child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and elder abuse. Interpersonal violence is a risk factor for lifelong health and social problems. It is both predictable and preventable, and responsibility for addressing it rests clearly with national governments.