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Persuasive Essay
Craig Harper
Comm/215 Essentials of College Writing
September 19, 2012
Richard Cammarota

Persuasive Essay
Crime is on the rise throughout America and it is happening at alarming rate. The offenders are getting younger and younger and they seem to have no respect for other people property or values. Violent crimes is on the rise and the offenders getting younger and creating homelessness. This is just part of what I want to discuss in my essay.

Violent crimes I feel that violent crimes has been on the increase for years, with the increase of drugs, gang members, declining academic standards plus the increase of substandard living and outsourcing our jobs has convinced me that our society is on the skids. America certainly has more violence than other rich countries such as Europe or Japan or even Canada. Crimes such as Murder, robberies and assaults are more in America than other countries. The best available indicator of long-term trends imbalance is the murder rate. And Americans chance of being murdered was relatively low in the 1950s and early 60s it doubled between 1964 and 1974, remain high from 74 to 1980, declines symmetrically between 1980 and 1985 and is back up in the late 80s. In 1989 the murder rate was higher than they have been from 1983 to 1988, lower than they have been from 1972 to 1982 and higher that have been from 1950 to 1972 the surveys comes from people who have been victims of crimes––suggested nonlethal violence has followed the same trajectory. (Violent Crime, n.d).

Younger offenders

In today's society offenders are becoming younger and younger. With the increase of gang violence and younger offenders being homeless; younger offenders are being placed in adult institutions and being charged with felony crimes. Inside the correctional facilities you will find gang members that are incarcerated with gang...
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