The list of lists that Ireland would be better off not heading is lengthening.
IRELAND has the highest homicide rate of young men in western Europe and the second highest rate of knife killings, according to the World Health Organisation.
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Link to the Report http://www.euro.who.int/__data/asset...314/E94277.pdf
The report analysed homicide figures among 10 to 29-year-olds between 2004and 2006 (the latest three years available) in 45 European countries, including Russia and its former states, Eastern European and Baltic states.
The WHO says:
The experience of several countries in the Region shows that public policy and sustained approaches that address the underlying causes of violence can make countries safer. Protective factors can prevent violence from developing among young people. These include good social skills, self-esteem, academic achievement, strong bonds with parents, positive peer groups, good attachment to school, community involvement and access to social support.