One can describe the "degree" of violence without describing the graphic nature of it. If I spoke of a friend who was raped and spent five days in the hospital the amount of violence she suffered and the seriousness of her injuries would be self evident without me going into the details of just what happened to her.
Sometimes details are necessary... sometimes not. It is a personal call. If the result of including details and degrees is better informed readers who are moved to take action but the consequence is a lowering of the scores then the balance has to be weighed by the poster. No one else.