Firearm-related suicides and those associated with handguns have as well escalated since 2012 (Rossi 121). The crime rate related to guns is 25 times higher in America compared to other high-income countries. In comparison to cost, gun-related violence costs the taxpayers at least $516 million in hospitalization. Amid this crisis, America can enforce several methods that will restrict the use of guns by malicious people. One of the solutions to this problem is constraining youth from using guns.
Women are also more likely than men to grow out of crime. The peak age of reported offending for girls was fourteen or fifteen, compared to nineteen for men. Criminal statistics show that, in 2002, only 19% of known offenders were women over the age of eighteen (Trueman, 2015). The crimes women are most associated with include theft, robbery, burglary of all kinds, fraud, possession of a controlled substance, and handling stolen goods. Theft and handling stolen goods is the most common indictable offense for women.
The US has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world (Vox). And there are an estimated 270 million to 310 million guns in the USA “close to one firearm for every woman, man, and child” (Pew Research Center). This large number of guns in the US plays into why our gun violence rates (including mass shootings) are so high. Simply put, the more guns you have the more gun violence. The fact
The number of deaths in America involving guns have skyrocketed each year. In 2014, according to Gun Violence Archive, a website dedicated to gun statistics in the United States, “there were 12,556 gun deaths” (not including suicides). On top of that, “In 2017 that number grew to a whopping 15,588”.
On average, 12,000 US citizens get murdered through homocides alone yearly. Not only is this number alarming, but the availability of guns in the United States is dangerous as well. When inmates from several prisons were asked where they obtained guns, they had many mixed answers that can be distressing to the safety of citizens. Overall, the survey showed that 56% of inmates paid for their guns (legally or ilegally), 15% claimed that the gun was a gift, 8% had a trade deal for the gun and 5% claimed that they had stolen the gun. Only 8% of America's 124,000 legal gun dealers have sold guns that have participated in crimes.
Various preventable high profile violent crimes involving the use of firearms have increasingly occurred numerous times in recent years. The events from Virginia Tech, Charleston Church, Colorado Movie Theater, Sandy Hook shootings along with others are clear messages displaying why the United States should implement greater gun control laws. The mass shootings are only increasing with time as little is done to take preventative measures on gun possession. According to Mona Chalabi from The Guardian, “An analysis from the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University last year found that between 1982 and 2011 mass shootings occurred every 200 days on average. Between 2011 and 2014, they occurred every 64 days” (Chalabi, 2015,
Car accidents are reported every day. The highest death rate for drivers is between the ages of 17 to 25. Taking teenagers off the road would reduce these fatalities. Teenage drivers overestimate their skills on the road. In 1995 through 2004, 30,917 accidents occurred that involved drivers of the ages 15
‘’Guns are responsible for over thirty-three thousand deaths in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).. In 2014, the CDC reported that 11,008 of the 15,872 homicides committed in the United States that year involved a firearm. Of the 42,826 suicides reported that year, 21,386 involved a firearm. These statistics have inspired efforts at the federal and state levels to enact gun control legislation to reduce crime and violence’’(‘’Gun Control’’). According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States.
Than why should they be tried as adults? The thing is drugs and alcohol can be taken care of at a rehab program. But hurting someone and or someone’s child scars them for life. The rate of murders by kids has indeed been skyrocketing across the country. According to the National Crime “The number of 17 year olds arrested for murder climbed 121%”.
When it comes to mass shooting, the United States has the most. There are more public mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world, according to a study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Mass shootings are defined for the study as having four or more victims and it doesn’t include gang killings or slayings that involve the death of multiple family members. When used properly, guns can be beneficial to society. However, when in the wrong hands, guns can be used to do terrible things like mass shootings.