For example the number of abortions in U.K. has almost quadrupled from 63 400 abortions per year, to 199 019 abortions per year. Cigarette consumption has decreased from 50 % to 25 %, so it may seem that more people should be getting
Older adults are among one of the fastest growing populations of the United States; in 1990 one in eight persons was older than the age of 65; by 2030, this ratio will decline to one in five (Wan, Sengupta, Velkoff, & Debarros, 2005). The US Census Bureau estimates that by 2030 the persons aged 65 or older will make up about 20% of the U.S population. The state of California will be experiencing a disproportionate growth in the number of elderly. California is one of the states with the largest number of elderly which was 3 million in 1993 projected by US census bureau and has reached 3.7 million. The United States Census Bureau predicts that in the next twenty years the number of elderly in California will increase from 3.7
This is nearly a 50% increase in a two year period.2 2. The trend of taking painkillers for nonmedical purposes is increasing most in the 18-26 age 3. Among children aged 12-17, almost 12% of the population surveyed said they had used prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes. 4. Talking more specifically about painkillers, Opiod painkillers, like Vicodin, OxyContin, and Demerol cause more drug overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined.
The FBI reports for 2008 shows that the numbers of violent crimes dropped 11.6% in the city of Detroit. From 2000 to 2004 Detroit’s rate has dropped 23% drastically. In 2007, the city had the sixth highest rate of violent crime among the twenty-five largest U.S. cities. FBI reports In 2010, city of Detroit neighborhoods were not listed as among those in major cities with the 25 highest crime rates in the U.S. as reported by neighborhoods. Detroit recorded 308 criminal homicides in 2010, a 15.4% drop from the previous year’s count of 364.
The quote came from a study taken during finals week at a college. “The fact that the drop in performance was largest for the highest-performing students, the researchers wrote,” “suggests that the negative consequences of alcohol consumption are not limited to a small fraction of users or even to those who might naturally struggle with academics.”( Daily Princetonian Staff) This is proving that alcohol will negatively affect academic performance in everyone. It is not limited to lower performing students. “Both anecdotal and scientific evidence suggest that student drinking is tied to poor academic outcomes such as missing class, getting behind in school work, and receiving low grades.” (Dowdall 50) Not all students go to college to party. College is an investment in someone’s future.
Hispanics are the nation’s largest minority group and they are 15% of Americas’ population. Hispanic adults with a GED have a higher unemployment rate than the Hispanics with a high school diploma. Although the Hispanic with a GED and a High school diploma make about the same amount yearly which is between $32,000 to $34,000.a Just how costly is a school dropout, well Americans that do not graduate pay a heavy price? The links between leaving school before graduating and being on low income have striking outcomes. There is a correlation between these
“Examine the reasons for changes in the divorce rate since 1969” In the past 30 or 40 years, there have been some major changes in the family and household patters. Since the 1960’s, there has been a great increase in the number of divorces in the UK. The number of divorces doubled between 1961 and 1969, and doubled again by 1972. The upward trend continued, peaking in 1993 at 189,000. Since then, numbers have fallen slightly, but where still pretty high at 157,000 in 2001 – about six times higher than in 1961.
In this same period, video game sales have more than sextupled (650%) between 1996 and 2010 (Entertainment Software Asssociation 2009) (Entertainment Software Association 2013). In 2005, the US had 2,279 murders committed by teenagers (27.9 per million residents) compared to 73 in Japan (3.1 per million). Per capita video game sales were $5.20 in the US compared to $47 in Japan. This example illustrates that there is no correlation between
For example, Popenoe wrote that only fifty percent of children born from 1970 until 1984 are now living with both parents. The results of this dramatic increase has tripled teen suicide, dropped SAT scores seventy Braithwaite 2 points, increased the drug alcohol rate at an incredibly quicker pace, and has placed thirty-eight percent of the nation's children in poverty. The cause and effect relationships demonstrated by the author are logically appealing and unmistakably apparent in his perspective and studies. The infallible
Prison Overcrowding America's prison population has more than quadrupled since 1980. A special report released by the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 predicts that the nation's prison population will rise to more than 1.72 million by 2011(According to“Public Safety, Public Spending” (2008), The Pew Charitable Trusts). From a comparative perspective, the number of people behind bars in the United States is striking. An even more recent report from Pew notes "the United States incarcerates more people than any country in the world, including the far more populous nation of China." Even though many new prisons have been built throughout the nation during the past 20 years to accommodate the growing number of inmates, prison overcrowding is still very much a reality in many jurisdictions.