Violent deaths

Last update: June 2023 | Next update: June 2024

In 2015 alone, violence took the lives of around 82,000 adolescents worldwide

As girls and boys move through adolescence, they begin to spend increasing amounts of time in an ever-expanding social environment within and beyond their immediate networks, interacting with a wider array of people. The increased risk of victimization during adolescence is evident when looking at age-related patterns of deaths due to violence. As children enter the second decade of their lives, the mortality rate from violence more than doubles what it had been during their first 10 years of life.



For further details, see: A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents, UNICEF, New York, 2017.


Within the multi-faceted area of violence, current monitoring efforts are focused in two areas, each of which has a dedicated page that can be accessed below.