Itâ€™s not the gun culture, itâ€™s the broken family culture.
A new Justice Department study looking at violent crimes committed against â€śyouthâ€ťâ€”defined as Americans from 12 to 17 years of ageâ€”discovered that the rate of â€śserious violent crimeâ€ť committed against youth by a perpetrator using a firearm dropped 95 percent from 1994 to 2010.
The studyâ€”â€śViolent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010â€ťâ€“also discovered that American youth who were victims of a serious violent crime in 2010 were six times more likely to have been attacked by a perpetrator wielding a knife than one wielding a gun.
The study, released Dec. 20, also discovered that an American youth was 3.8 times more likely to become the victim of a serious violent crime if he or she lived in a home where the householder was unmarried than if he or she lived with married parents. In 2010, 7.4 out of every 1,000 youth living with married ...