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Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. In 2010, over 16,250 people were victims of homicide and over 38,360 took their own life.
The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story. Many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
In the Spotlight
- Understanding Sex Trafficking
- CDC Special Supplement: Interrupting Child Maltreatment across Generations through Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships
- Understanding and Preventing Violence - Summary of Research Activities [PDF 903KB]
- VetoViolence Facebook Page: Resources and Features [PDF 223KB]
CDC Updates Sexual Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements
For World Suicide Prevention Day 2014, WHO releases the first global report on suicide "Preventing suicide: a global imperative".
Funded Programs & Initiatives
- Academic Centers of Excellence (ACE)
- DELTA FOCUS (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances, Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States)
- National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
- Public Health Leadership Initiative (PHL)
- Rape Prevention and Education (RPE)
- STRYVE—Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
- Violence Education Tools Online (VetoViolence)