Understanding and Preventing Violence: Summary of 2016 Research and Surveillance Activities [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Document: "Violence is a public health problem that has substantial impact on individuals, their families, and entire communities. Each year, millions of people experience the physical, mental, and economic consequences of violence. The good news is that violence is preventable, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to stopping violence before it can begin. The Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) within CDC's Injury Center works to prevent violence and the injuries and deaths caused by violence, so people can live life to the fullest. As the only federal agency that focuses on stopping violence before it starts, DVP monitors and tracks violence trends, conducts research to identify factors that increase or decrease the risk for violence, develops and rigorously evaluates innovative prevention approaches, and supports the widespread use of evidence-based prevention strategies. This critical work helps us prevent violence across the lifespan, including child abuse and neglect, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicidal behavior."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/