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If we were to list crimes by the amount of damage that a particular crime does to society, we would be able to have a better understanding about which crimes we need to stop first. And one of the first crimes that we need to fix is the crime of not educating people enough.

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Crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. Something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law. A crime is an act harmful not only to some individual or individuals but also to a community, society or the state ("a public wrong").

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Misdemeanor is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty, or summary offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines.
Civil Infraction is violation of the law less serious than a misdemeanor, and which usually does not attach certain individual rights such as a jury trial.
Felony means a serious crime, while a misdemeanor is not. May involve confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods.
Indictable Offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence). In the United States, a crime of similar severity and rules is called a felony, which also requires an indictment, which is is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime.
Criminal Charge is a formal accusation made by a governmental authority asserting that somebody has committed a crime. A charging document, which contains one or more criminal charges or counts, can take several forms, including: complaint, information, indictment, citation or traffic ticket. The charging document is what generally starts a criminal case in court. But the procedure by which somebody is charged with a crime and what happens when somebody has been charged varies from country to country and even, within a country, from state to state. Before a person is proven guilty, the charge must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Disorderly Conduct A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally engages in fighting or in disruptive conduct; Makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so after being asked to stop; or disrupts a lawful assembly of persons.
Breach of the Peace disturbing others by loud and unreasonable noise, including loud music or using profanity loudly.

Trespass to Land is committed when an individual or the object of an individual intentionally or negligently enters the land of another without a lawful excuse or permission. This rule may also apply to entry upon public land having restricted access. A court may order payment of damages or an injunction to remedy the tort.
Trespass to Chattels is a tort whereby the infringing party has intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) interfered with another person's lawful possession of a chattel (movable personal property). The interference can be any physical contact with the chattel in a quantifiable way, or any dispossession of the chattel (whether by taking it, destroying it, or barring the owner's access to it). As opposed to the greater wrong of conversion, trespass to chattels is argued to be actionable per se.
Personal Property is generally considered property that is movable, as opposed to real property or real estate.

Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social levels. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioral and social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social anthropologists, as well as scholars of law.


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Crime Stats


Crime stats always fall short of telling us the whole story. One reason is that most crime stats only show the crimes that were reported and not all the other crimes that go on unreported. They also don’t list the crimes that go on behind closed doors.

Police Car Lights Photo Crime Statistics (gov)
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United Nations Drugs & Crimes
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In 2015, there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the nation.
Uniform Crime Reporting - Uniform Crime Reports
Property Crime is a category of crime that includes, among other crimes, burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. Property crime involves the taking of property, and does not involve force or threat of force against a victim. Crimes against property are divided into two groups: destroyed property and stolen property. When property is destroyed, it could be called arson or vandalism. Examples of the act of stealing property is robbery or embezzlement. Although robbery involves taking property, it is classified as a violent crime, as force or threat of force on an individual that is present is involved in contrast to burglary which is typically of an unoccupied dwelling or other unoccupied building.

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War

Violence the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.
Power

Violence numbers by State

Excessive use of Force by Police: A survey of academic emergency physicians
Could Hospital ERs Provide Missing Data On Police Shootings?
Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
San Francisco Wraparound Project Violence Intervention Program

Failure To Protect
Every year in the United States between 4 and 6 million women are victims of interpersonal violence (IPV)
(Kintner, 2005).
Approximately 4 out of 10 abused women live in homes with children under age 12, leading researchers to estimate that between 3 and 10 million children are exposed to IPV annually.  
How the law turns battered women into criminals


We need to Improve our Police Force by improving the Training and the Quality of Education


If you were to list crimes by the amount of damage that particular crime does to society, you would be able to have a better sense of what crimes need to be stopped first. Whether crime is up or down is insignificant when you compare it to the alarming questions of....Why do we still have so much Crime? Dysfunctional Education System? Mental Illness? Money?

Why are there still a lot of crimes going on unreported?
Government

And what have we been doing to reduce crimes altogether?
Prisons

Cradle to Grave Program is a hospital-based violence prevention program - Temple University Health System

White-Collar Crime (wiki)
Corporate Crime
Costs of Crime

CompStat Multilayered Crime Mapping System for Crime Reduction

Government Crime
Organized Crime (wiki)
Syndicate (wiki)
Mafia (wiki)
Gang (wiki)

There are just too many corrupt people in the world who will do anything to exploit your lack of knowledge. So your only defense is to keep learning and keep seeking information and knowledge from as many sources as possible. 

Basic Knowledge 101


Openly Carrying a Firearm in Public


Right to carry, is not a right to be Scary. "Carry not Scary". Pretending to think that weapons are the only way to protect your freedom is a false and ignorant belief. Guns are no longer the only tool that humans have. We have a more valuable tool right between our ears. So when it comes to protecting freedom and rights, "Use your Head, Not your Lead." If exercising your freedom makes others uncomfortable, without making things safer, then your type of exercise needs to be adjusted, so that you don't insult yourself or insult others. But I totally understand why people need guns, after all with so much corruption and crime in governments and corporations, no wonder people grab their guns. But two wrongs don't make a right. We have to find another way to end this corruption and abuse, and that way is improving education and having more communication. And we also have to stop our governments from abusing people, because we all know the negative side-effects that come from abuse

"Trickle Down Ignorance"

The Mass Media of course is the biggest contributor to murder, but that's another story. The truth is that there are only a small percentage of people being murdered by guns. The most disturbing fact is that 99% of murder by guns did not need to happen. This is not self defense, this is murder, even if you are an Accessory, or an Accomplice, or just a Bystander. So even when guns are a small percentage of all the deaths in the world, that happen everyday, guns are just one reason, and only one detail of this enormous problem we have with Deaths that are Avoidable. If we seriously don't work on this problem, it will never go away. Suicide by guns is so small when compared to the mass suicide by ignorance that kills millions of people every year. But the news just reports the bad, as if that's all there is.

Mental Health Problems

Right to Keep and Bear Arms (wiki)
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution (wiki)
When does a Right become a Reason?

Cocks Not Glocks - Nice Job ladies, but fighting ignorance with ignorance is risky, especially when ignorant people don't realize their own ignorance.

ZORE - Gun Safety cartridge-shaped lock that allows quick access & offers tampering alerts for your gun.

Smart Gun is a firearm that includes a safety feature or features that allow it to fire only when activated by an authorized user. These safety features can prevent misuse, accidental shootings, gun thefts, use of the weapon against the owner, and self-harm.

The Real Harm of the Global Arms Trade: Samantha Nutt (video and interactive text - 14 mins.)

The NRA is not about protecting the second amendment, the NRA is mostly a voice for the Gun Manufactures and the war mongers who sell weapons for profit. So the NRA is mostly a pawn for murderers, and not about protecting freedom or about protecting people from corrupt governments, this is about money. What good is an Arms Trade Treaty or Gun Control if you never educate people enough about the the facts or about the truth?

Americans own an estimated 265 Million guns, but 133 Million of these guns are concentrated in the hands of just 3% of American adults. That means around 3 Million Americans have about 44 guns each. We have some heavily armed people out there. I wonder how much ammo they have?

5.5 million guns are made in the United States each year and millions more are imported. 40 Percent of guns are sold through a loophole at Gun Shows, where people are able to buy a Firearm without having to go through a Background Check
Gun Owner Statistics: 39% to 50% of US households have at least one gun. 80 Million Americans have a Gun?  Data (PDF)
There are around 300 million guns in the US, which is not including the military, we're the most heavily armed nation on the planet.

CDC estimates show that the number of Americans coming to hospitals with nonfatal, violent gun injuries has actually gone up: from an estimated 37,321 nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2002 to 55,544 in 2011. The CDC's best guess for the number of nonfatal intentional shootings in 2012 is somewhere between 27,000 and 91,000.   Sounds like we have a war?

Each year more than 32,000 people die in the United States as a result of homicides, suicides and accidents with firearms.
Laws are very limited and inadequate when trying to influence self-control, because real self-control does not come from imposing restrictions, as clearly documented throughout human history. Just passing laws will never work. You have to improve education because self-control can only be learned by acquiring the right information and knowledge and applying it correctly when needed. Just saying 'No' is a lie and a lazy ignorant and ineffective way of educating someone. We just don't need more gun control, we need more education, the weapon between our ears needs the most attention, not our laws. The only true way to protect kids is by giving them a complete education, but sadly a complete education still does not exist, so we have a lot of work to do. We need Less Regulation and More Education!

National Rifle Association (NRA)
Gun Owners of America
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Brady Center

Gun Control (wiki)
Straw Purchase (wiki)
Gun (wiki)

I don't blame the gun manufacturers for all the murders by guns, and I don't blame the user either, I blame our inability to educate people effectively and efficiently. This is a communication problem, as it has been for thousands of years. We know how important it is for our DNA to store information in order for us to develop into humans, but for some reason, humans have not yet fully grasped how important it is for us to preserve and also pass on important information.

It looks like they want bad people to buy guns so bad people murder more people. This way they can continue to get funded and also keep taking away more human rights. Great plan as*holes!

40% of gun sales are from private owners who can sell guns without doing background check.

500,000 people in America were killed by guns in the last 15 years.

Guns will not protect you from Governments, it never has. But governments can poison your water and kill you that way, so having a gun will not keep your water clean. Governments can also poison your food with chemicals and kill you that way, so having a gun will not keep your food clean. Governments can also poison the curriculum in your schools, so they will kill your mind that way, so having a gun will not make you smarter.

Most deaths by guns are from law abiding citizens, who either kill out of anger or make a mistake or have an accident. If your home has guns in it your are more likely to experience death by guns then people who don't have any guns in their house. Accidental shootings kill a child every other day.

Gun Nation (youtube)


Gun Sales to Terrorists

Arms Trade Treaty
Gun Politics in Australia
Concealed Carry (United States)
Is the Pen Mightier then the Sword?

About 12.8 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. in 2015, up from 4.6 million in 2007, for every "justifiable" gun homicide in 2012, there were 34 criminal gun homicides, 78 gun suicides, and at least two accidental gun deaths.

People who owned a gun were three times as likely to kill themselves as non-firearm owners.

The annual per capita risk of death during a home invasion is 0.0000002 percent. Toddlers killed more people than terrorists in 2015. Guns are used far more often for killing than for self-defense, despite the fact that some 63 percent of Americans
think guns make them safer.

Only seven of the 160 of the mass shootings that took place between 2000 and 2013 ended because of some would-be Rambo came to the rescue. More than half (56 percent) were terminated by the shooter who either took his or her own life, simply stopped shooting or fled the scene. Another 26 percent ended in the traditional Hollywood-like fashion with the shooter and law enforcement personnel exchanging gunfire and in nearly all of those situations the shooter ended up either wounded or dead. In 13 percent of the shooting situations, the shooter was successfully disarmed and restrained by unarmed civilians, and in 3 percent of the incidents the shooter was confronted by armed civilians, of whom four were on-duty security guards and one person was just your average "good guy" who happened to be carrying a gun.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S. citizens) and 11,208 deaths by homicide (3.5 per 100,000), 21,175 by suicide with a firearm, 505 deaths due to
accidental discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms.

List of Countries by Firearm-Related Death Rate (wiki)

More Guns More Murders? or is it More Murders More Guns? The fear of being murdered by a gun is the reason why some people have guns, it's not because they are planning to kill. Murder is a small percentage, but more the one murder is alarming. And there are people who own guns for sport, so saying more guns equals more murders is not an accurate measurement. The driving force behind murder is not the weapon, it is the person. Money kills more people and is a more powerful weapon then the gun. But you don't hear people saying "We need more Money Control," people do say it, but Money Controls the Media, so you never hear about money control.

Civilian Gun Ownership World Map


World Map of Civilian Gun Ownership


Gun Violence Archive 2015 Toll of Gun Violence in America

Total Number of Incidents:  51,301
Number of Deaths: 13,018
Number of Injuries:  26,286
Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured:  673
Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured:  2,609
Mass Shooting:  326
Officer Involved Incident:  4,267
Home Invasion:  2,252
Defensive Use:  1,227
Accidental Shooting:  1,870


Murder Rates

Murders Rates by Country Worldwide Map



January of 2001 through December of 2008, a total of 7,397,301 injuries occurred at school, of which 736,014 were intentional. The new study shows “that almost 10 percent of injuries are intentional, which means there’s a lot of violence going on in the schools that doesn’t include football, or hockey, or volleyball or tripping and falling and getting hurt.

Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room,
96 percent — were the result of an assault, with most perpetrators identified as friends or acquaintances. A full 10 percent of the assaults involved multiple perpetrators. 45 percent of kids “reported verbal misconduct by coaches, including name-calling and insulting them during play.”   

NEISS Injury Data



School Shootings 2015


School shooting in Oregon on June 10th, 2014 is at least the 74th instance of shots being fired on school grounds or in school buildings since the late-2012.



Mass Shootings



Mass Shootings in 2015

353 Mass Shootings Recorded in 2015, So Far

Mental Illness and Crimes


Murders in the US from 2003 to 2014
Murder Rates in Big Cities


One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved. The FBI's national clearance rate for homicide today is 64.1 percent. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent. And "clearance" doesn't equal conviction: it's just the term police use to describe cases that end with an arrest, or in which a culprit is otherwise identified without the possibility of arrest Criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone unsolved since the 1960's.

Why do people all of a sudden become more concerned about crime just because of its proximity? Those same crimes happen everyday. So is it our memory? Or is it just the fact that we're not doing enough to educate people? You cannot control the weapons that people use, especially knowing that weapons come in many different forms. The only logical solution is to make people more knowledgeable about the perversion of weapons and more knowledgeable about the many different forms and types of weapons that there is. We also need to inform people of the destructive force that weapons have on the self, and on the victims, on the survivors, and on society. When people cannot control their own mind, it does not matter what weapon they choose to commit a crime. What matters most is learning where this loss of control originates from, and how do we keep this loss of control from materializing in the future. My heart goes out to the victims, the victims family and friends, and the survivors.

But my head must stay focused on improving education, because that is where it all starts. An honor student committing mass murder is just more evidence that there is something horribly wrong in the way we educate people. Just look at your senior level politicians, it's not unusual to know that most mass murderers are educated people. So we seriously need to redefine what the word 'Educated' should actually mean, because the way it stands now it surely doesn't say a lot about a person. There's a lot of missing information in the education process, we need to fill those gaps, if not, those gaps could be filled with the garbage that emanates from our dysfunctional materialistic world. And those side effects are clearly visible and disturbing.
Whether it's Comfortably Numb or Comfortably Dumb, no matter how you look at it, there's nothing comfortable about it.

Say Something? How about teaching something, how about learning something, how about doing something? Say something? I just did.  Say Something (Your School is Giving Up On You)...sorry that they couldn't educate you.  Standing-up 
"It's not just a failing mental health system, it's more about a failing education system, if you don't cure the source you will be fighting all the problems that come from it forever."  

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO) (youtube)

Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'

We are a brain based species, so it just makes sense that we use the one thing we have most of, which is our brain and our ability to think. We are not born with fangs or long sharp claws, or do we have poisonous venom, what we do have is a brain, it's time we use it.  We Need Less Legislation and More Education....Laws just treat the disease, laws never cure diseases.
A person who is highly interested in a particular activity or subject, or what they call a 'Gun Enthusiast', doesn't mean they have the right to pervert their interest and into some sort of justifiable action that is known to be illogical. You don't have a right to be ignorant or do you have the right to influence others with your ignorance. When Constitutional Rights are perverted to please a persons own selfish interest, an interest that has no educational value, then all you are really doing is exploring your own mental illness, a mental illness that could easily infect others.

Maybe if our government stopped attacking our constitution people wouldn't feel the need to exercise their Constitutional Rights.

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."   Thomas Jefferson)

When I see the stupidity of terrorism, I am no longer fazed, mostly because terrorism happens everyday, except not in the form of bombs, but in the form of a corporation that systematically murders thousands of people everyday using greed and corruption, while at the same time destroying land and polluting our drinking water. So why are terrorists so ignorant to think that adding to the killing will some how help? You can't fight ignorance with ignorance. The only way out of this mess is to learn your way out. After all, isn't that the reason why God gave us brains? We are all born with brains, it's time we use them. every life form on this planet exists by sharing information, so let the sharing begin...After all, isn't that what the fighting is all about?"

Pink Floyd: Us And Them (youtube)

"If only there was a way that the brain could communicate to the body that it was starving for knowledge, like the same way a person feels hunger pains when they are starving for food. But for now the only indicator that our brain has that tells us that there is missing information and knowledge is when there is a mistake. A mistake in the form of an accident, pain, struggle, danger or some horrible tragedy. A mistake that was caused by human error. And the sad part is that we don't always learn from our mistakes. If we are to fix anything in this world, I would think that improving our ability to learn from our mistakes would be top priority. What's the point of learning if you are just going to forget what you've learned?"


Murder Rates



List of Countries by intentional Homicide Rate (wiki) 

Crime in the United States (wiki)



Death Rates by Country Graph


Don't let the past slow you down, we must keep swimming, if not we'll drown.
Let us not waste our time with hate, or confuse our future with our fate.
For this is our time, our time to be great, so let us embrace this beautiful state.

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Weather and Violence
AS temperatures rise, tempers flare. Anyone who has experienced the hostility of a
swelteringly hot summer day in the city can attest to that


Some Like It Hot: Summer Crime Increase Linked To Higher Temperatures, Better Weather

Global warming can also increase aggression and violence. Hot temperatures can lead to hot tempers.

Hotter body temperature also creates more nightmares when sleeping, so there is something sub-consciously happening.

Weather Effects Thinking

Tools for Monitoring the Weather



Videos


Burglary Crime Prevention (youtube)
This crime prevention video features a police officer from the Community Safety Department taking a tour around two houses showing where crime prevention could be considered to avoid becoming a victim of burglary. Uploaded on Dec 17, 2007.

Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime Video (youtube)
National Victim Assistance Academy: Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime (2005). Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Office for Victims of Crime. National Victim Assistance Academy. Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime. NCJ 195655 - August 2005. Video Guide in PDF. Video Preview Transcript. Opening: The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes; slide montage begins and slides read as follows: "Help Victims Regain Control" above two sets of clasping hands, "Listen with Compassion" below a woman's face, "Understand the Impact of Trauma" above a couple holding each other closely, "Need to Build Trust" below one person hugging another, "Be Aware of Communication Barriers" above a child's drawing of two faces labeled "Alegre?" and "Enojado?" Montage fades to black and then to female speaker. Female speaking to the camera: Over the past two decades, a number of studies have identified three factors that affect victim satisfaction and victim reconstruction of their lives following a crime; acknowledgment, respect, and information. These factors can validate victims' experiences and help them regain control. The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes, then text on black screen. Office for Victims of Crime OVC "Putting Victims First". Producer: National Victim Assistance Academy. usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Uploaded on Nov 1, 2007



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