Violence

use of physical force or power for coercion or as punishment

Violence is when someone attacks someone else, often to get them to do something they do not want to do by making them feel pain or fear. Violence can mean anything from one person hitting another to a war between many countries that causes millions of deaths. Different people may see different acts as violent. Laws are created often to control violence.

Estimates of disability-adjusted life years from physical violence, per 100,000 inhabitants in 2002.[1]
  No data
  <200
  200–400
  400–600
  600–800
  800–1000
  1000–1200
  1200–1400
  1400–1600
  1600–1800
  1800–2000
  2000–3000
  >3000

Types of violenceEdit

Violence can be:

  • verbal: insults, name calling or anything that hurts another's feelings.
  • physical: fighting, killing, or hurting another;
  • sexual: when a person makes someone else subject to sexual actions they do not want; e.g. rape
  • symbolic: acts done to show you are against a leader or group whose ideas one opposes;
  • racial: when a victim of a violent act is chosen because of his or her race or nationality.
  1. "Mortality and Burden of Disease Estimates for WHO Member States in 2002" (xls). World Health Organization. 2004. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16.