Presentation on theme: "Teen Violence The sad reality. How likely is it that you or someone you know will be a victim of violence? About 1/3 of the victims of violent crimes."— Presentation transcript:
Teen Violence The sad reality
How likely is it that you or someone you know will be a victim of violence? About 1/3 of the victims of violent crimes are teenagers and young adults ages Almost ½ of all victims are under the age of 25 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Justice)
Homicide is the second leading cause of death ….. for persons years of age….
In 2002…. more than 877,000 young people between the ages of were injured in violent acts
Approximately 1 in 13…. required hospitalization
In 2003…. 5,570 young people ages were murdered…
Thats an average of …… 15 murder victims a day
82 percent ….. were killed with firearms
About 9% of murders in the US… were committed by youth under 18 in Around 1561 youth under the age of 18 were arrested for homicide.
About 1 in 3 high school students say they have been in a physical fight in the past year, and about 1 in 8 of those students required medical attention for their injuries
More than 1 in 6 students …. in grades 6 to 10 say they are bullied sometimes, and more than 1 in 12 say they are bullied once a week
Suicide…. is the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States….
About 1 in 11 high school students say they have made a suicide attempt in the past year…..