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:
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 12-19 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 15-24 years of age….
In 2002…. more than 877,000 young people between the ages of 10-24 were injured in violent acts
Approximately 1 in 13…. required hospitalization
In 2003…. 5,570 young people ages 10-24 were murdered…