Drunk driving is the leading cause of death for people from the age of six to thirty-three years old (Curran, 1). One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime (MADD, 1). Everyday thirty-six people in the United States die due to the crashes and approximately 700 more are injured in car crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers. This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes; one every fifty minutes (MADD, 1). “Cracking down on those who take drugs or drink and then drive is a year round commitment for Warwickshire and West Mercia.”- West Mercia Police.
Decrease in Juvenile Crime In 2001, according to the FBI, juveniles accounted for 17% of all arrests and 15% of all violent crime arrests (Snyder, 2003). In the late 1980s, juvenile violent crime arrest had a substantial growth then peaked in 1994. However, between 1994 and 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for Violent Crime Index fell 44% and as a result, the juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate was the lowest since 1983 (Snyder, 2003). Furthermore, in 2001, the rate of juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses that included forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder declined for the seventh consecutive year. 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.
“Traffic deaths from drunken driving have fallen steadily, with those involving teenagers 16 to 19 declining by 39.1 percent from 1982 to 1990, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)”. (Clark, 1992). Even though drinking and driving is a crime thousands of teens continue to get behind the wheel and kill thousands of innocent people in alcohol related crashes every year. There are drunken accidents because teens don’t take drinking and driving seriously. Teens just want to feel the pleasure and they want to feel good but don’t think about the other people or even there selves that they can kill on the road.
Much of the argument over stop and frisk lies in numbers.” For instance, the NYPD says its policy has led to a falling murder rate and more gun seizures, with homicides down 21 percent this year and the number of illicit guns seized up 31 percent from last year”(Huffington post). If this tactic results in this much of a drop in homicides and an increase of thirty one percent in illicit guns seized, why not use it. This tactic obviously helps keep the streets a little safer. Most if not all cities that imply stop and frisk experience a dramatic drop in crime rate. “The reality is that crime has gone way down in New York City and that stop and frisk has certainly contributed to it.
In addition, field studies were conducted in Portland and Vancouver to prove the effectiveness of gun control. The two cities are several hours apart by car, similar culturally in many ways, and have similar crime rates. However, guns are strictly regulated in Vancouver; turns out the people of Portland are at six times greater risk of being murdered with a gun than those in Vancouver (Moorhouse and Wanner, 5). Clearly handgun regulation works; when Washington D.C banned the sale of handguns, the murder rate dropped considerably, twenty-five percent (Moorhouse and Wanner, 9). This evidence indicates that tough firearm legislation would cause a drastic drop in the number of deaths involving
“More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute). With a number as high as this, lowering the drinking age would only increase this ongoing problem of underage drinking. It has even been proven by the Marin Institute to be the leading cause of death among teenagers. Many adults feel as if the 18 to 21 age groups cannot handle drinking responsibly, then they should not be permitted to use it. Alcohol is a very serious depressant and one of the leading problems for death (Hanson, 2007).
Detroit is a big city with a big history. There were so many amazing things that happened in Detroit. Detroit city could be a very nice city still and one of the great tour cities but the crime rate keeps people out. According to a news report by Detroit Police, “the murder rate in the city is up 15 percent from last year at this time” and we still have another month left. We need officers to step up and do a better job of stopping these crimes because it’s tearing our city apart.
Chicago victim's relative urges shooters to turn themselves in Chicago victim's relative urges shooters to turn themselves in 2 days ago 0:59 Views: 10k Reuters . Violent crime is down this year in Chicago compared with 2012, when homicides surged past 500 for the first time since 2008. Police have recorded 305 homicides so far this year, 21 percent fewer than the 389 slayings recorded over the same period last year. Rap artist Common, a Chicago native who has spoken eloquently about his hometown's violence, said the city needs to better understand its young people and be more consistent in its efforts to help them. Speaking at a city-sponsored summit aimed at helping local musicians develop their careers, he noted that while the violence remains a problem, so does increasing poverty and other hardships that families face.
For example: more people are killed in Chicago than in Kentucky in any given month due to the improper use of a firearm, accidental or otherwise. It would seem, given the crime rate, that the people of Chicago would be more in need of a handgun for self-defense than those of other cities nationwide. Chicago city lawyers think that states and cities should be able to work out their own solutions to gun crime. There is irony in the fact that when the ban on handguns was lifted in Chicago, the burglary rate dropped from 881 in 2007 to 170 in 2008. The burglary rate from 2008 has also remained steady to present day (Joan, 2010, p.
20 December 2011 Teen Driving Video Although the number has decreased since 1986, “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in America.” (Driving Teens Crazy.) On a yearly average, six thousand teens die in car-related accidents. That is more than 15 people a day! Teens simply lack driving experience and do not have the ability to predict and handle many traffic situations. (Graduated Driver Licensing).