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Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population, by sex, age and cause

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Indicator name Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population, by sex, age and cause
Target name Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.
Global indicator description From Goal 16 TST Working Group, OHCHR:Intentional homicide is defined as the unlawful death inflicted upon a person with the intent of cause death or serious injury (Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes, 2015). In a narrow sense, conflict-related deaths refer to those deaths caused by warring parties directly related to combat, such as traditional battlefield fighting and bombardments. In a broader sense, conflict-related deaths also include killings that amount to war crimes, such as targeting of civilians or of military 'hors combat'. The rates are defined as the total count of intentional homicides and conflict-related deaths, respectively, divided by the total resident population, expressed per 100,000 population. From United Nations Mine Action Service: The count of conflict-related deaths caused by mines/ERW should include "individuals killed or injured in incidents involving devices detonated by the presence, proximity, or contact of a person or a vehicle, such as all antipersonnel mines, antivehicle mines, abandoned explosive ordnance (AXO), unexploded ordnance (UXO), and victim-activated IEDs."
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UN custodial agency OHCHR (Partnering Agencies:UNMAS, DESA-Population Division)
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