IEP research shows that in 2010, the Violence Containment Industry (VCI) accounted for .16 trillion, or around 15 percent of U. When adding up the concrete costs to the average American taxpayer it is estimated that violence containment spending costs ,000 for every man, woman and child each year.That is billion a day in total, or 6 million an hour.[Direct Expenditures by Criminal Justice Function, 1982-2005, Bureau of Justice Statistics] • American children are 14 times as likely to die from guns as children in other developed countries [, David Hemenway, University of Michigan Press] • According to the Bureau of Justice, the number of people under some form of correction supervision in the U. grew from 200,000 people in 1980 to almost 7 million in 2014. [Pew Charitable Trusts] • The private prison industry has raked in tremendous profits.
These are the kinds of programs and ideals we need to increase our collective investments in. The cost to victims was estimated at more than 0 billion per year. stood at 11.0 per 100,000 compared to France (0.6 per 100 000), Germany (0.8 per 100 000), the United Kingdom (0.9 per 100 000) and Japan (0.4 per 100 000).
Many of us have become inured to the presence of violence.
Its ubiquity in the news and, for some of us, in our own neighborhoods has numbed us to the shock of this largely preventable condition.
[New America Index] • More Americans die in gun homicides and suicides every six months than have died in the last 25 years in every terrorist attack and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] • More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history.
[Nicholas Kristoff, New York Times & icasualties.org] • In 2005, 5,686 young people ages 10 to 24 were murdered–an average of 16 each day. [Politifact.com] • With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has nearly 25 percent – 2.3 million – of its prisoners.