Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




The aim of the present study was to determine where injuries due to violence mostly occur and to find differences (if present) among where the assaults places in 334 patients who sustained injuries due to reasons other than accidents, randomly selected from the medical records and files of those referred to the Department of Traumatology of the Council of Forensic Medicine between 1 January and 31 December 1998 in İstanbul. The majority of both the injured (82.9%) and the accused (96.3%) were males. The distribution of places where assaults occurred in the order of frequency was as follows; workplaces (37.4%), outdoors (26.6%), homes (20.7%), and places of entertainment (9.9%). While females were often victims of violence in homes, males were affected elsewhere more frequently (p

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