Violence and Injury Prevention


The Global Health Observatory (GHO)

The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.

Historical trend series data on deaths from road traffic crashes, suicide and homicide

Mortality data by country, year, cause of death, age and sex are transmitted regularly to WHO. They are therefore considered as official national statistics as reported by the competent authorities of the countries concerned. At the country level, information on causes of death is compiled from individual death certificates as recorded in civil registries.

European Health for All Database

The European Regional Office for WHO, has a database called "Health For All". It is a searchable database for all causes of death and disease, including injuries and violence.

PAHO Regional Core Health Data Initiative

This database includes a core set of 108 indicators, these are disaggregated (by sex, age groups, etc.) for a total of 216 indicators (homicide, accidents and suicide are included). The data representing information from 48 countries and territories of the PAHO region from 1997 to date.

Contact us

Ms. Laura Sminkey
Communications Officer
Tel: +41 22 791 45 47