War is Not the Biggest Source of Violence in the World

War is Not the Biggest Source of Violence in the World

War is far more dramatic in its ballistic potency and human upheavals, but it is not the primary source of violence in our world where the numeric of casualties is involved. A study by James Fearon of Stanford University and Anke Hoeffler of Oxford University’s Center for the Study of African Economies contends that societal violence, i.e., homicides and especially violence against women and children, is a much bigger problem than civil wars. The lower profile of domestic violence hides the colossal statistic of its prevalence and financial burden in any economy.

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