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SOWC 2012-Main Report en 21Dec2011

SOWC 2012-Main Report en 21Dec2011

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Crime and violence affect hundreds of millions of

children in urban areas. Some are targets and others

participate in or witness such acts as assault, mugging,

communal confict and murder.

In addition to the obvious direct harm they cause,

crime and violence can undermine children’s faith

in adults and the social order. Chronic exposure can

impede children’s development and has been related to

poor academic performance and higher school drop-

out rates, anxiety, depression, aggression and problems

with self-control.32

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