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  • Jeff Cooper

Increasing Violent Crime in America | Why Being "Defenseless is Senseless"

Updated: May 1, 2023

The incidence of crime in America is on a significant upward trajectory and this trend is expected to persist. This phenomenon can be attributed to various factors such as cultural influences, economic realities, drug-related activities, unguarded borders, inadequate prosecution efforts, and a general lack of self-protection.

It is important to recognize that criminals are ubiquitous and can be found in virtually every town and city in America. The pervasive presence of illegal drugs being sold in these areas serves as a testament to this fact. These individuals are not typically known for their benevolence, and the issues that arise from their actions are increasing exponentially.

Statistics demonstrate that there are over 2 million victims of violent crimes annually, with the numbers escalating. On average, there are 40,000 victims of violent crimes per state. The pervasive nature of these crimes means that no one is immune from their effects, as evidenced by the sheer number of victims affected.

However, it is also noteworthy that an additional 2.5 million crimes are prevented annually by those who are able to defend themselves. It is important to recognize that many violent crimes go unreported, which only serves to exacerbate the issue. Nevertheless, the incidence of violence and its deleterious effects on individuals and society continue to surge.



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