Revealing Statistics: America in Decline
Subtitle: Present Costs of the War against God
This page is only one of 18 sections of an extensive collection of statistics testifying to the above. See and read the main page here with the Table of Contents, by God's grace.
CRIME + PUNISHMENT
From 1960 to 1990 violent crime rose 560%. F.B.I. Quantifying America's Decline by William J. Bennett http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/usadecline.html
99% of Americans will be victims of theft at least once in their lives. 80% of Americans can expect to be victims of violent crime at least once in their lives. Statistics Concerning the State of America http://freedomministries.com/outlinestats.html
1 out of every 32 adults in America were under parole or probation or in jail or prison in 2003. U.S. Department of Justice· Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/correct.htm [If souls are not sufficiently controlled from within, by God and conscience, he/she will ultimately have to be controlled from without. True churches work to bring about the former, reducing the need for the State to exercises its prerogative to do the latter. (God controlled or gun controlled.) But woe to the country when the Church or the Government is not controlled by virtue, but punishes good while promoting/protecting evil.]
About 1 in every 143 U.S. residents were actually in state or federal prison or a local jail, at the end of 2001. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/p02pr.htm
One in every 136 U.S. Residents (almost 2.2 million people) was behind bars by last summer. That 2.6 percent increase from mid-2004 to mid-2005 translates into a weekly rise of 1,085 inmates. Bureau of Justice Statistics; Elizabeth White The Associated Press
Since 1995 the number of female prisoners (6.8 percent of all prison inmates) in federal or state prison has grown 42 percent, while the number of male prisoners has increased 27 percent. U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/p02pr.htm
The 2002 prisoner increase was equal to an additional 700 more inmates every week during the year. U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/p02pr.htm
Each year, more than 600,000 inmates in the U.S. are released from prison. Within three years, two-thirds of them will be rearrested for new crimes involving new victims. BreakPoint®, June 30, 2006, Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Since 1990, the U.S. prison population has almost doubled. More African-American men are in jail (10.4% of the African-American population) than in college. [much due to the “victim/entitlement mentality” the devil has sought to seduce us with since the Garden of Eden (Ga. 3)] Justice Department, reported by Information Please® Database, &; 2007 Pearson Education
25% of the total world prison population are in America, which has the highest reported percentage of it's citizens behind bars. Alan Elsner, Gates of Injustice [This is best understood as excluding communist countries, such as China and North Korea, which not only redefine freedom, but probably also prison.]
As of 2008, the number of incarcerated adults in the United States has reached an all time time, with over 1 in 100 adults (incld. 1 in 9 black men ages 20 to 34) being in jail or prison, costing state governments almost $50 billion a year and the federal government $5 billion more. Approx 91 percent of incarcerated adults are under state or local jurisdiction. the average per prisoner operating cost in 2005 was $23,876. An estimated 1 in every 15 dollars from state general funds was spent on corrections in fiscal year 2007. Pew’s Center on the States study, http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/One%20in%20100.pdf
Justice spending per capita in 2001 was about double the spending in 1982, 60 percent of which being in law enforcement, and local police and sheriff's department employees accounting for 80 percent of all law enforcement personnel nationwide. 14Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/jeeus01pr.htm.
Overall, there were about 81 justice system employees per 10,000 population in 2001, with New York State being the highest (94 full-time equivalent justice employees per 10,000). 14 http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/jeeus01pr.htm.
In 1999 the national average for justice expenditures was $442 per capita. http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/forum/18/4winter2002/e_expend.html
Per capita justice expenditures in 2001 were $586 — about $254 per person for police protection, just over $130 per person for judicial and legal services and approximately $200 per person for correctional services both in the community and in confinement facilities. Local, state and federal governments spent a record $167 billion on direct expenditures for police protection, judicial and legal services and corrections activities. 14 U.S. Dept. of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/jeeus01pr.htm.
The nation has tripled its prison population since 1980; opening the equivalent of 3 or more new 500 bed prisons every week.^ 14
The rate of incarceration has risen from 313 per 100,000 in 1985 to 476 of every 100,000 in 1997. U.S. ^ 14
The current prison population of over 2 million constitues a growth of over 850% in the past 30 years. ^ 14
The cost of running the U.S. prison system is now more than $57 billion per year, with violent offenders costing 50 percent more than others. Alan Elsner, Gates of Injustice.
The three states with the lowest ratio of imprisoned to civilian population are, as of 2004, Maine (148 per 100,000), Minnesota (171 per 100,000), and Rhode Island (175 per 100,000). The three states with the highest ratio are Louisiana (816 per 100,000), Texas (694 per 100,000), and Mississippi (669 per 100,000). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_prison_population#_note-0
A survey showed that among the nearly 300,000 prisoners released, 67.5% were rearrested within 3 years, and 51.8% were back in prison. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_prison_population#_note-9
Between 1990 and 2000 the number of State correctional facilities increased by 351. States also added over 528,000 beds, an 81% increase. 14 Bureau of Justice Statistics; Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2003 (table 6.1.2004)..
On December 31, 2000, State prisons were operating between full capacity and 15% above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 31% above capacity.^ 14
Hepatitis C: Often lethal liver disease; spread by blood exchange, infects approximately 41% of the inmates just in California prisons alone; compared to less than 2% of the population at large.^ 14 ...
Nearly 600,000 inmates are released each year; many of them riddled with disease.^ 14 ...
Hepatitis C: Often lethal liver disease; spread by blood exchange, infects approximately 41% of the inmates just in California prisons alone; compared to less than 2% of the population at large.^ 14 ..
Texas built 84 of the 351 new State prisons built since 1990 in the United States. ^ 14 ..
In Canada, there was a 340 percent greater incidence of violent crime over its 1965 figure, with similar rises in robbery, assault, rape and murder statistics. http://www.cchr.org/morals/return.htm
In Canada, the rate of violent crime doubled in the '60s, increased by 30 percent in the '70s and rose another 46 percent in the '80s. "Juristat," Service Bulletin for the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, October 1990.
Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death among youth (in the US) ages 15 to 20. (2000). http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Lynch/sadd/statistics.html
Forty percent of teenage girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend. Children Now / Kaiser Permanente Poll, December 1995 http://www.stopdv.org/Content/CAFVIC/GetInformed/Statistics/default.htm
An average of 28 percent of high school and college students experience dating violence at some point. Brustin, S., Legal Response to Teen Dating Violence, Family Law Quarterly, vol. 29, no.2,331 (Summer 1995) (citing Levy, In Love & In Danger: a teen's guide to breaking free of an abusive relationship, 1993)
33% of teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner. Liz Claiborne Inc. study on teen dating abuse conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, February 2005.
Nearly 80 percent of girls who have been physically abused in their intimate relationships continue to date their abuser. City of New York, Teen Relationship Abuse Fact Sheet, March 1998
Fifty-seven percent of homeless families identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness. The United States Conference of Mayors, A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities: 1999, December 1999, p94.
Boys who witness domestic violence in their own home are 33% more likely to become batterers. Straus, M.A., Gelles, R.J. & Steinmetz, S. Behind Closed Doors. Doubleday, Anchor, 1980.
•Forty to sixty percent of men who abuse women also abuse children. American Psychl. Ass'n, Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family (1996), p. 80 Many more stats on domestic violence here: http://www.stopdv.org/Content/CAFVIC/GetInformed/Statistics/default.htm
Homicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds overall. http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Lynch/sadd/statistics.html
Between the mid 80's to the mid 90's the youth homicide rate increased by 168 percent. Lost Boys, Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them, James Garbarino, Ph.D. http://www.yellodyno.com/html/violent_kids_stats.html
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among youths ages 15 to 20. http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Lynch/sadd/statistics.html
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes. 36% of children live without their biological fathers. Statistics Concerning the State of America http://freedomministries.com/outlinestats.html
From 1960 to 1990 child abuse has risen from 670,000 in 1976 to nearly 3 million in the 1990s. The FBI; U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Family members were most likely to murder a young child (20%). http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/nationalandRegionalStatisticsonCrime.cfm
1987 to 1996 saw an increase of more than 50 percent in juvenile arrest for murder, possession of weapons, robbery, and aggravated assault. FBI: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (1997). 1996 Uniform Crime Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.yellodyno.com/html/violent_kids_stats.html
33% of students were in a physical fight in 2001. http://whs.wsd.wednet.edu/Faculty/Lynch/sadd/statistics.html
Juvenile homicide rate in the U.S. is higher than in any other industrialized country. Fox, J.A. (1996). Trends in Juvenile Violence. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.yellodyno.com/html/violent_kids_stats.html
The average American worker admits to misusing 2.09 hours per 8-hour workday (not including lunch and scheduled break-time) of their employers time (personal Internet use making up 44.7% of the stolen time), costing employers an estimated $759 billion per year. 33.2% of respondents blamed lack of work as their primary reason for doing so, while 23.4% said they were underpaid. Survey by America Online and Salary.com http://www.salary.com/careers/layoutscripts/crel_display.asp?tab=cre&cat=nocat&ser=Ser374&part=Par555
47% of the world's PC users get their software illegally. Business Software Alliance (BSA) September 7, 2011 http://www.bsa.org/country/News%20and%20Events/News%20Archives/en/2011/en-09072011-ipsos.aspx
In Australia, the number of serious assaults has risen 391 percent between 1973-74 and 1991-92, and the robbery rate increased 190 percent.34 In New Zealand, the total number of violent offenses increased 615 percent between 1960 and 1990, from 2,937 to 20,987.35 The crime rate in Greece has increased 1,268 percent between 1980 and 1990. In Sweden, the per-capita crime has gone up fivefold since 1950,37 and in Germany the number of arrests for robberies has increased 60 percent between 1972 and 1985. Assault and theft rose 71 percent. “Number of offences reported per 100,000 population for selected countries, 1972-1985,” The Size of the Crime Problem in Australia. www.christian-parenting.learninginfo.org/chap06.htm
British kids were also involved more frequently in fights (44% in the U.K. to 28% in Germany), with violent offenses among British under 18s rising 37% in the three years to 2006. Time magazine, March, 2008
A 345% increase in child pornography sites was found between 2/2001-7/2001 (N2H2, 8/01) http://www.spcc-storrs.org/blog/archives/general/
The U.S. Customs Service estimates that there are more than 100,000 websites offering child pornography - which is illegal, worldwide. Red Herring Magazine, 1/18/02; http://www.spcc-storrs.org/blog/archives/general/
25 million Americans visit cybersex sites between 1-10 hours per week MSNBC Survey 2000; http://www.spcc-storrs.org/blog/archives/general/
The combined circulation of Playboy and Penthouse exceeds that of Time and Newsweek. http://www.spcc-storrs.org/blog/archives/general/
In 2006, China (27.40 mil.), S. Korea (25.73 mil.), Japan (19.98 mil.) and the United States (13.33 mil.) had the 4 largest amounts of revenue from pornography. Top ten reviews
In 2005-2006, the pornography industry was larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink. US porn revenue exceeded the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC. Top ten reviews
77 percent of persons who molested boys said they were regular users of hard-core pornography. 87 percent of those who molested girls boys said they were regular users of hard-core pornography. W. Marshall, Report on the Use of Pornography by Sexual Offenders, Report to the Federal Department of Justice, Ottawa, Canada. 1983. http://www.family.org/pastor/resources/sos/a0006443.cfm
86 percent of convicted rapists said they were regular users of pornography. W. Marshall, Report on the Use of Pornography by Sexual Offenders ^
A 1979 study in Phoenix, Arizona, showed that neighborhoods with a pornography business realized 40 percent more property crime and 500 percent more sexual offenses than similar neighborhoods without a pornography outlet. U.S. Department of Justice, "Child Pornography, Obscenity and Organized Crime," February 1988. http://www.family.org/pastor/resources/sos/a0006443.cfm
Nearly 900 theaters show X-rated films and more than 15,000 adult bookstores and video stores offer pornographic material, outnumbering McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. by a margin of at least 3 to 1. http://www.spcc-storrs.org/blog/archives/general/
60% of all web-site visits are sexual in nature. MSNBC /Stanford/Duquesne study, Washington Times Jan. 26, 2000.
61% of adults view gambling as a morally acceptable behavior. Barna Research. http://www.barna.org
A survey of Massachusetts high school students found that 1 in 20 had already been arrested for a gambling-related offense; 10% experienced family problems due to gambling; and 8 percent had gotten in trouble at work or school because of gambling. Howard J. Shaffer, "The Emergence of Youthful Addiction: The Prevalence of Underage Lottery Use and the Impact of Gambling," Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, January 13, 1994, p. 12) http://www.av1611.org/kjv/refuel.html
All told, Americans legally wagered $550 billion on [sinful] legal gambling in 1995 an astonishing 3,200 percent increase in gambling since 1974. 14.5http://www.ncalg.org/library/working%20on%20these/factsheet.htm
In 1995, more money was spent on casino gambling than was spent on movie tickets, theater, opera and concerts combined. In 1993, Americans made more trips to casinos than they did to Major League baseball games, NFL football games, symphony concerts and Broadway shows combined.^ 14.5
Every state except two (Hawaii and Utah) allows some form of legal gambling. ^ 14.5
In less than ten years after casinos were legalized in Atlantic City, the crime rate increased 258 percent! ^ 14.5
In Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, the site of 11 out of 13 casinos in that state, crime increased in every category in 1994, with murder, rape, robbery and car theft at least doubling. ^ 14.5
Since casinos came to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, domestic violence has increased 69 percent, and it is estimated that 37 percent of all pathological gamblers have abused their children. ^ 14.5
Pathological gamblers are responsible for an estimated $1.3 billion worth of insurance- related fraud per year. ^ 14.5
The amount of money wagered annually in the United States is estimated to be $0.5 trillion. Feigelman W, Wallisch LS, Lesieur HR. Problem gamblers, problem substance users and dual-problem individuals: an epidemiological study. Am J Public Health 1998;88:467-70. http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000201/741.html
Americans spend approximately $31.5 billion annually on state lottery games. Gambling impact and behavior study: final report to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission. Chicago: National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago,1999. http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000201/741.html
Americans spend approximately $31.5 billion annually on state lottery games. University of Chicago,1999 ^
Thirty to 50 percent of money collected by casinos annually comes from about 4 percent of the population. http://dianedew.com/gambling.htm
Gamblers legally bet over $586 billion annually.  http://dianedew.com/gambling.htm
Getting killed by lightning is seven times more likely than winning a million dollars in a state lottery. (Harper's, July 1983) http://dianedew.com/gambling.htm
Insurance-related crime among gamblers is estimated at over $1.3 billion a year. http://www.ncalg.org/library/working%20on%20these/factsheet.htm
Crime rates in casino communities are 84% higher than the national average. (U.S. News & World Report, 1/15/96) http://dianedew.com/gambling.htm
See more financial figures under Finances
14.Bureau of Justice Statistics