About 1,900 people under 21 die every year from car crashes involving underage drinking. i) Young people are more susceptible to alcohol-induced impairment of their driving skills. ii) Drinking drivers aged 16 to 20 are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as drinking drivers who are 21 or older. iii) For every 100,000 Americans under the age of 21, 1.4 people were killed in drunk driving fatalities in 2010 iv) The rate of fewer than 21 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 populations has declined 48% over the past decade. v) In 2009, 11 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were young drivers 15- to 20- years old.
The lowest the city had in the past few years was in 2009, it ended with 896 cases. There were a lot of serial rapist that happened in Philly, again 60% of went unsolved. The only crime that was the lowest numbers was arson. That wasn’t reported in years. Burglaries ended 10,969 cases in 2009.
Violent crimes in the county have been steadily decreasing from 2,447 in 2005 to 2,072 in 2009. Homicides decreased by almost 50% in the same time. The 2012 homicide rate was 15 down from 18 in 2011. Most of the murders in the county happen in East Palo Alto, a city with a long history of crime and poverty. Burglary and robbery crimes have also been steadily decreasing.
The study also showed that on average these offenders only served 3 ½ years of their 8 year sentence. Among the group of 9,691were 18 people sentenced to life terms which none of them served. It also showed that the numbers of sex offenders compared to non sex offenders released from prisons are 4 times more likely to be arrested for a sex crime (Langan). Some may suggest that the punishment against first time offenders are pretty rough as is. For starters, they are banned from living within 2000
The median household income in Detroit dropped from $29,526 in 2000 to $26,098 in 2009. It was only a year later that it dropped again to $25,787. In 2010, the mean income fell below the US average by thousands. Every 1 in 3 residents in the city of Detroit is in poverty. Detroit reported more burglaries in 2010 than 2012.
Give an account of the issues that arise when we consider patterns of offending in relation to age Crime in terms of age is a significant problem especially youth crime which has increased greatly between the 1950s and 1970s, although we must not ignore adult crime. Farrington in 1994 stated that “the majority of teenage offenders have a relatively short criminal career ahead of them, in contrast to the average 30 year-old offender who has a longer career remaining”. Around a third of all men have committed a crime by the age of 35 contrasted with 8 per cent of women. It has been identified that certain offences decline as people get older and certain offences increase. We are not as aware of adult crime in the sense that a lot of it is not made public, such as violence, domestic violence, sex abuse and white collar crime.
Attempts suicide; every 16.7 minutes, someone completes suicide; and every day over 85 people die by suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. And the third leading cause of death among Americans youth. Over the last 100 years, suicide in the U.S. Has out-numbered homicide by at least 3 to 2. Almost 4 times as many Americans died by suicide during the Vietnam War era as died in the course of military action. The federal government has shown concern for high suicide rates in this country since at least the beginning of the 20th century.
Problems with treating youth sex offenders the same as adult sex offenders .Compared with youth committed to a juvenile facility, a child sentenced to serve time in the adult system spends his/her formative years in a prison environment where he or she is: twice as likely to be beaten by staff, 50% more likely to be attacked with a weapon, and nearly eight times more likely to commit suicide. Treating youth in the juvenile justice system rehabilitates them more effectively, reduces recidivism, and saves taxpayer money. (Ryan, Leversee, and lane ) Age of consent laws can unfairly criminalize adolescent behavior. Almost all sexual behavior by children who are below the age of consent is against the
There is a lack of evidence proving that there was ever any correlation between violence in video games and violence in children that have played these video games. Violent juvenile crime in the United States has been declining as violent video game popularity has increased. The arrest rate for juvenile murders has fallen 71.9% between 1995 and 2008. The arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes has declined 49.3%. In this same period, video game sales have more than sextupled (650%) between 1996 and 2010 (Entertainment Software Asssociation 2009) (Entertainment Software Association 2013).
Statistical significance The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has compiled startling evidence which unearths the gravity of the situation. During the year 2002, approximately 12.5 million licensed drivers fell between the ages of 16 and 20. This comes to 6.4% of the total driving population and looks to be an insignificant figure. However, the following facts depict another story: 1. During the year 2004, 4,767 fatal teenage accidents were reported by the CDC.