How safe are teens wherever they go? Despite many people's attempts,
teen violence is something that hasn't completely come to an end.
Recently, 59% of students in grades six through twelve knew where to get
a gun if they wanted one, according to the Harvard School of Public
Health. The U.S. Surgeon General shows that each year, students spend
$5.5 billion on alcohol, perhaps the cause of many violent crimes
committed by them. Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice
reports that from 1985 to 1993, murders committed by people between the
ages of 14-17 increased 165%. Certain adult crimes on the other hand,
have decreased. There are many organizations out there that help prevent
teen violence, some which include the National Alliance For Safe
Schools, Mothers Against Teen Violence, The National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, and more. Is there anything else though, that we can
do to prevent teen violence from escalating to an even higher level?
The numbers are getting bigger and bigger. Since 1985, murder arrests of teens have jumped up 92%