The widespread use of information technology and filming instruments over the last few years has created an unprecedented amount of material on various spontaneous violent encounters in daily life. Yet the kind of broad analysis found in this report has not been previously done. This study sought answers to questions about what happens in violent encounters of everyday life, and in particular, what happens before, during and after a violent encounter. In addition to examining the reactions of the people involved, and the situation, the reasons why people behaved a certain way in violent encounters was also analyzed. In this study, statistical and descriptive analysis was used to analyze more than 2,300 violent encounters from video footage.