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Types of violence

In the World Report on Violence and Health, violence is categorized according to who performs the violence act into three different types: self-directed violence, interpersonal violence and collective violence.3 Self-directed violence included suicidal behavior and self-abuse. Interpersonal violence is divided into two subcategories; one is family and intimate partner violence, which includes child, intimate partner and elder and the other is community, which includes acquaintance and stranger. Violence occurs between strangers; they may or may not know each other. Collective violence occurs arrange people who want to achieve political, economic or social objectives. Those people think of themselves as a member of a group against another group or individuals. 3