Collective violence that is committed to advance a particular social agenda includes, for example, crimes of hate committed by organized groups, terrorist acts and mob violence.Political violence includes war and related violent conflicts, state violence and similar acts carried out by larger groups.The same year, assault by sharp object resulted in roughly 114,000 deaths, with a remaining 110,000 deaths from personal violence being attributed to other causes. There is a strong relationship between levels of violence and modifiable factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents.Strategies addressing the underlying causes of violence can be effective in preventing violence.Violence is primarily classified as either instrumental or reactive / hostile.Self-directed violence is subdivided into suicidal behaviour and self-abuse.The former group includes forms of violence such as child abuse, intimate partner violence and abuse of the elderly.
State violence also involves upholding, forms of violence of a structural nature, such as poverty, through dismantling welfare, creating strict policies such as 'welfare to work', in order to cause further stimulation and disadvantage Poverty as a form of violence may involve oppressive policies that specifically target minority or low socio-economic groups.Since the Industrial Revolution, the lethality of modern warfare has grown.World War I casualties were over 40 million and World War II casualties were over 70 million.Violence includes those acts that result from a power relationship, including threats and intimidation, neglect or acts of omission.Such non-physical violence has a broad range of outcomes – including psychological harm, deprivation and maldevelopment.Corlin, past president of the American Medical Association said: "The United States leads the world—in the rate at which its children die from firearms." He concluded: "Gun violence is a threat to the public health of our country." Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development.