The Burden of Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence


Interpersonal violence is a leading cause of mortality and disability, and a public health issue in the Region of the Americas.

In 2019, interpersonal violence was ranked as the third cause of disability-adjusted life years, the second cause of years of life lost due to premature mortality, and the ninth cause of mortality in the total population.

For more information on mortality due to interpersonal violence, please also see the Homicide data topic.


Non-fatal interpersonal violence in the total population

This visualization presents the level and trends related to Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and Years Lived with Disability (YLDs) due to interpersonal violence, disaggregated by age, sex and location (including regional, subregional and national levels) in the Region of the Americas from 2000 to 2019.