Murders by firearm rates are 17.5 times higher than in twenty-two other populous high-income nations combined. The United States is one of the most violent nations in the world. Because of this, suicide rates are very high, and costs are very high. Nearly as many citizens are killed each month, as were killed in the first seven years of the Iraq war. The suicide rate of children between the ages of five and fourteen is eleven times higher than that of twenty-five other countries.
Why is it that crimes against Native Americans go unpunished? Some of the problem is that they do not report the crime. Part of it is also because most police officers do not know how to fight crime in native tribes. Local police are also reluctant to respond to crimes against
The shortage of women also affected the society in Virginia. On the list of emigrants for Virginia, there were very few names of women; men were the majority in that colony. [Doc. C] The scarcity of women made the men feet discouraged, hopeless and even died early. Without women, they had no motive to keep going or to make a better living; therefore, Virginia was at an economic stake.
The pressures of law enforcement put officers at risk for high blood pressure, insomnia, increased levels of destructive stress hormones, heart problems, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A test was done on over 400 officers the studies have shown, among other findings, that officers over age 40 had a higher 10-year risk of a coronary event compared to average national standards; 72 percent of female officers and 43 percent of male officers, had higher-than-recommended cholesterol levels; and police officers as a group had higher-than-average pulse rates and diastolic blood pressure. Suicide rates were also found to be more than eight times higher in working officers than they were in officers who had retired or left the police force. The effects of being a police officer and the stresses are often felt more closely to those at home. Their long hours and routing shifts can really put a toll on an officer’s family.
One of the main reasons Colorado refuses to pass the law is due to the cost of jail and lifetime surveillance - money of course outweighing the safety of children - enough said. Also, the reduced prison sentences are worth every cent because every year a violent sex offender or pedophile is in prison is a year protecting children from them. An understandable pitfall of Jessica’s Law is that it makes it nearly impossible to find homes for registered sex offenders due to the clause that states they cannot live within 2,000 feet of a school zone, park or where children gather. I concede that this makes it difficult and could be counterproductive since many become homeless and unable to keep under a close watch. This is a valid concern and can be dealt with state by state, the government spend astronomical amounts of tax payer dollars on nugatory programs.
The shock of seeing the people who should have a good future being sucked in to the vicious cycle of reservation life is close to unbearable, but it is the norm in this area. And, the fact that nobody strives to defeat the embarrassingly to correct stereotypes of Native Americans makes me pity; very few people try to obtain academic achievement instead of working at the casino, drowning in drunk, and raising a clan of children that will mimic the calamitous ways of their parents. I know some teenagers Native Americans close to my age have all gotten drunk and high, and most have been sent to jail or treatment centers. They do not know a few words of the Ojibwe language beyond simple commands, and numbers that have been repeated throughout the reservation since they were young. For Native Americans age 15-24, the alcohol related death rate is seventeen time higher than the national average.
Many employers are hesitant or unwilling to hire ex-convicts and parolees, because of their criminal background. Most employers ask applicants if they have ever been arrested if they answer yes then the applicant more often than not does not get the job. Another factor contributing to this problem are communities without alternative programming for at risk youth, and that does have a tendency to produce a high rate of recidivism. It begins with unemployment challenges, which is one of the major challenges that x- inmates experience when applying for a job. Many employers are hesitant and unwilling to hire ex-convicts and parolees, because of their criminal background.
How does it feel to be bullied? Well it does NOT feel very well. For some cases, it leads to suicide. Statistics show that… Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
Smoking and its effect on the circulatory system While there are many different types of drugs worldwide, nicotine is by far the most widely used drug of abuse and one of the most addictive. (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2008; Psychology Today, 2010). US researchers have estimated that one in five deaths each year, more than 400,000 deaths are as a result of smoking. Illegal drug use and alcohol abuse are on the increase and so is the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV The current economic situation has seen a rise in suicides and murders being committed. While these have presented large mortality rates, tobacco causes more deaths than all the above combined.
The juvenile arrest rate for each of these offenses has been declining steadily since the mid-1990s; for murder, the rate fell 70% and manslaughter arrest rate fell 40% from its 1993 peak through 2001. (Snyder, 2003) More specifically, “juveniles were involved in 10% of murder arrests, 14% of aggravated assault arrests, 31% of burglary arrests, 24% of robbery arrests, and 23% of weapons arrest in 2001” (Snyder, 2003). In addition, there were significant decreases in juvenile arrests for property crimes in 2001, which reached its lowest level since the 1960s and juvenile arrest rates for burglary declined 66% between 1980 and 2001. Female Juveniles and Crime The National Center for Juvenile Justice