You are not avoiding violence, but mitigating it.
Yes agreed (again).
Some hairs need to be split and some semantics corrected to direct our interpretation and focus.
IMHO, we usually respond with fight, flight, or freeze.
Avoidance is fear based and can create a chase mentality in situational and opportunistic predators.
Perhaps "mitigating" is flowing (enter and blend) by seeing the big situational picture through strategic (not just tactical) eyes and minimize the potential and possibilities beforehand, and then manage/"mitigate" what is unavoidable?