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Nine people are killed in interpersonal violence for every battlefield death in a civil war, and one child is killed for every two combatants who die.A single homicide in America costs the individual and society $9.1 million. If we scale this by national income across the world, this single category of violent crime costs 1.7 percent of global GDP.Compare this to the much lower cost of civil wars, which are equivalent to about 0.2 percent of global GDP.But this is still much less than the biggest source of violence of all: violence against women in the home. A conservative estimate puts the welfare cost of intimate partner violence alone at $4.4 trillion, or 5.2 percent of global GDP.The welfare cost is $3.6 trillion, or 4.2 percent of global GDP.First, domestic violence against women and children imposes a social cost of $8 trillion each year, making it a huge – and vastly underreported – global issue.
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