Success in the Media

Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems

Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems Editor’s note: Anyone working with people caught up in the criminal justice system are astounded by the number of people with physical and mental health problems. Crime takes an enormous toll on those involved with many (most?) having physical or psychological injuries from a criminal lifestyle. The inability […]

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Kids Are Drinking Less-Alcohol Consumption Down Significantly

  A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows a significant decline in the level of past month (current) underage alcohol consumption, as well as a drop in underage binge drinking. The report shows that level of current underage drinking among those aged 12 to 20 decreased from 28.8 […]

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Violent crimes against children higher at school-most school crime events decrease

The article below is based on the seventeenth report produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the U.S. Department of Justice. This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and […]

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Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

  Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of […]

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One child in every 25 in the United States is abused or neglected

The fourth cycle of the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect collected data in 2005–2006. The National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS) reports information on children harmed or believed to be harmed by maltreatment. Child maltreatment includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and physical, emotional, and educational neglect by a caretaker. While the NIS does include children who were […]

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Teenage Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. This NIJ-funded study was conducted at eight school health centers in California where students receive confidential clinical […]

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19 Percent of American Women Raped-22 Percent Experience Severe Physical Violence

In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically […]

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60 percent of children in America are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse

A Department of Justice study shows that 60 percent of children nationwide are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse; consequences include poor school performance, drug and alcohol abuse, long-term physical and psychological harm, and risk of future victimization and suicide.

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What are my chances of being a victim of violent crime? Updated

Crime in America.Net. Updated in 2016. Please see a comprehensive article on preventing you from becoming a victim of crime at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-prevention-tips-that-work-3/. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Article We have […]

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32 percent of students bullied at school. National crime in schools statistics

Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: The report below from two federal agencies using a wide variety of research is the best overview of crime in schools. We chose to list only a small selection of the findings below. While the data indicates that crime in schools is serious and of concern, it does provide evidence that […]

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Halloween Crime Prevention

Crime in America.Net. Tomorrow-Halloween crime prevention research. From our friends at the New York State Police; some tips for Halloween safety. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for “Tips for Parents” and a Halloween Coloring book. Our Analysis: Bottom-line; parents should accompany their children. If they protest,  that’s too bad. Accompany […]

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Facebook Burglary Ring—Geo-Location Means More Crime

 Crime in America.Net   Reporter Erik Sass in Media Post Blogs (see provides the following information:     “…police in the town of Nashua, New Hampshire have busted a three-man burglary ring which stole at least $100,000 worth — and perhaps twice that amount — of cash, consumer electronics, jewelry and other valuables (not to […]

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Five States Have the Highest Rates for Feeling Unsafe at School: Crime in America.Net

Information released by the Centers for Disease Control-High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates the following: Nationally, 5.0 percent of students, “Did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school on at least 1 day” (during the 30 days before the survey). High School Youth […]

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Rural States Have Highest Rates for Teenage Rape: Crime in America.Net

Information released by the Centers for Disease Control-High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates the following: Nationally, 10.5 percent of girls and 4.5 percent of boys state that they were “Ever forced to have sexual intercourse.” The five states with the highest percentages of female students raped include: 1. Arkansas: 18.5 2. Alaska: 17.9 3. […]

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Up to 93 percent of justice system youth experienced trauma. Crime in America.Net

There are tens of millions of children in the United States that exist hungry and unsupervised; something that every member of the criminal justice system knows.  See new research below on the subject  from the US Department of Justice. We’ve previously reported that the number of traumatized children was 70 percent but regardless of the […]

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