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In Little Rock, Ark., there have been 33 homicides so far this year, slightly ahead of the pace of 1993, when gang violence caused a sharp increase. Sgt. Terry Hastings said most of the killings this year were prompted by drugs or soured relationships.
Philadelphia's homicide toll is running about even with last year's count, when a total of 380 people were killed, the most since 1997. In San Francisco, the number of killings is running at a 10-year high. And in Jacksonville, Fla., there have been at least 64 homicides this year, compared with 36 this time last year.
"I'm anticipating a very, very bad summer," he said.
Guns were used in 6 percent of all robberies, assaults, rapes and other nonlethal crimes, according to the report. That was down from 11 percent a decade earlier
In fact I feel that the possession of guns in homes have helped fuel the reduction in violent crimes in this country and hope to see this trend continue.
In fact as we can see from the supporting link "Fatal gun accidents declined by almost sixty percent from 1975 to 1995, even though the number of guns per capita increased by almost forty percent."
Originally posted by KLSyesca
i have a idea why the violence is on the rise ....cause the rich get richer and the middle class..hehehehe middle class, there is no middle class anymore. the poor get poorer..
Originally posted by KLSyesca
i have a idea why the violence is on the rise ....cause the rich get richer and the middle class..hehehehe middle class, there is no middle class anymore. the poor get poorer..were all slaves to the system,,work , work ,work, cause if you let up a little your scewed cause the bills never stop coming...violence will rise when the dollar is harder to get..when people wages never rise but everything else that cost rises at alarming rates..the dollar in the end is the true root of Violence...gotta get it gotta have it gotta love it....GREEN
Originally posted by NJE777
That is absolutely correct, there is no middle class anymore, there is however, 3 tiers to the working/lower class...
Originally posted by Muaddib
Many kids nowadays have as role models rap singers/heavy metal singers. I do think it is about time that famous singers take responsibility for their actions. Yes, being rich and singing to kids to kill people does get to many kids these days, and make them act in ways they wouldn't if such songs an famous people were not "en vogue".
[edit on 11-6-2006 by Muaddib]
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
If you want to blame violence on rap and heavy metal music, then don't forget to blame country western music for inbreeding, adultery, and drunk driving.
And don't forget to blame classical music for racism. Hitler had a big hard-on for Wagner.