Even though gang violence is decreasing overall, it still remains a problem.And, interestingly, it is a growing problem in smaller towns.
S., risk factors of teens becoming violent, and a profile of a violent child.Keep reading for more statistics on youth violence.Sources: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center, “What you Need to Know About Youth Violence Prevention,” 2002 [available online].American Psychological Association, APA Help Center, “Warning Signs of Youth Violence” [available online]. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program and U. Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center, Washington, D. The thugs had their own slang, rituals and signs to help identify other members and create their own tight-knit society. arose with Italian immigrants related to the Sicilian Mafia and others.
Gangs today have similar practices of creating their own sub-language, symbols, handshakes and other identifiers. These street gangs in New York City stole and killed to get what they wanted.Parents should also know who their teens’ friends are and where their teens spend their time, and encourage their teens to be involved in positive activities.Parents who are concerned about their teens should not hesitate to ask for help from a school counselor, medical professional, religious leader, or other trusted adult.Youth violence statistics show this is a serious problem: Youth violence statisitcs show that most schools are still relatively safe places for young people. Secret Service, in the previous decade the odds of a high school student being killed at school were 1 in one million.Less than one percent of violence-related deaths occur at school. Schools are more likely to be dangerous if they are senior high schools in urban environments, and minority groups in these environments are most at risk of being killed at school.Read More Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.