Family Breakdown Contributes to Crime!

family_breakdownA new study by the federal Justice Department documents that the breakdown of the traditional family is a major contributor to the incidence of violent crime against kids.

According to the new study, “from 1994 to 2010, youth living with an unmarried head of household were generally more likely than youth living with a married head of household to be victims of violent crime.

During this period, the decline in serious violent crime was greater for youth in married households (down 86%) than the decline among youth in unmarried households (down 65%).” In fact, “In 2010, the rate of simple assault against youth living in unmarried households (29.5 per 1,000) was about 1.6 times greater than the rate among youth in married households (17.9 per 1,000).”

Not only does the breakdown of traditional families contribute to violent crimes against kids, it also increases costs and social consequences for the wider communities in which they live. Married moms and dads mean safer homes for kids!

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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