Over the past several years there has been an upsurge of youth violence occurring in Philadelphia. Philadelphia crime statistics state there have been over 539 shooting since the beginning of the year many of them involving youth. Youth between the ages of 11-24 composed over 46 percent of the shooting victims from January 2012 through June 2012 according to the Philadelphia Police department statistics.
The Philadelphia education system…Continue
Added by Michael Rice on June 28, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Over the past twenty years, youth violence has been skyrocketing in Philadelphia. According to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office over 40% of the murders victims and 60% of the murderers were under the age of 25. Youth between the ages of 14 – 24 years are more likely to die from being victim of crime than a car accident.
These astounding statistics are the primary reasons that Philadelphia Department of Human Service’s Community Engagement Unit and the Support…Continue
Added by Michael Rice on June 21, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments