Statistics

The World Seems Hopeless to Many

Gun Violence Continues to Escalate

17 students killed – February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 58 killed – October 1, 2017, Las Vegas Concert Shooting
Source: https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/u-s-school-violence-fast-facts/index.html

25 killed including an unborn child – November 5, 2017 Church shooting in Sutherland Springs Texas
Source: https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/u-s-school-violence-fast-facts/index.html

49 killed – June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Source: https://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/u-s-school-violence-fast-facts/index.html

 Pornography and Sex Abuse are at an All-Time High

Olympic Gymnastics Coach Larry Nassar is accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with over 200 girls

The #MeToo movement has accused over 71 men of sexual misconduct

Over 17.5 million people have been the victims of rape since 1998.
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sexual-assault-statistics_us_58e24c14e4b0c777f788d24f

Porn sites receive more regular traffic than Netflix, Amazon, & Twitter combined each month.
Source: HuffPost

64% of young people, ages 13–24, actively seek out pornography at least weekly.
Source: Barna Group, The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact Of Pornography In The Digital Age, (Ventura, Ca: Josh Mcdowell Ministry, 2016

Every second 28, 258 users are watching porn on the internet
Source: http://www.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics/

11 is the average age of a child’s first internet porn exposure
Source: http://www.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics/

1 in 7 youths have received an internet sexual solicitation over the internet – as many as 3 kids in a typical classroom
Source: http://www.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics/

Our Youth Are So Connected to Technology
That Many Have Lost Empathy and Compassion

More than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied
Source: Center for Disease Control, 2015

The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students include physical appearance, race/ethnicity center, disability, religion, and sexual orientation
Source: National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016

Among high school students, 15.5% are cyberbullies
Source: Center for Disease Control, 2015

Among middle school students, 24% are cyberbullies
Source: Center for Disease Control, 2015

The percentages of individuals who have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lifetimes nearly doubled (18% to 34%) from 2007-2016
Source: Patchin & Hinduja, 2016

Suicide And Depression Are Soaring
With No Indication of Slowing

In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide
Source: Suicide Statistics https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/ average

There are 123 suicides per day
Source: Suicide Statistics https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/ average

For every suicide, there are 25 attempted suicides
Source: Suicide Statistics https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/ average

Suicides rates for white children/teens between 10-17 are up 70% from 2006 to 2016.
Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/19/teen-suicide-soaring-do-spotty-mental-health-and-addiction-treatment-share-blame/428148002/

A study of pediatric hospitals found admissions of patients aged 5 to 17 for suicidal thoughts and actions more than doubles from 2008 to 2015.
Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/19/teen-suicide-soaring-do-spotty-mental-health-and-addiction-treatment-share-blame/428148002/

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers
Source: www.teenhelp.com/teen-depression/teen-depression-statistics/

4.5 million high schoolers feel sad and hopeless and 2.4 million of them will consider suicide 1.9 million will make a suicide plan

Depression is the most common U.S. mental health disorder among teens/adults
Source: www.teenhelp.com/teen-depression/teen-depression-statistics/

30% of teens with depression also develop a substance abuse problem
Source: www.teenhelp.com/teen-depression/teen-depression-statistics/

Depressed teens are more likely to have trouble at school and in jobs and to struggle with relationships
Source: www.teenhelp.com/teen-depression/teen-depression-statistics/

Drugs, Alcohol, and Sex
Are Replacing Human Interaction
As Ways to Solve Problems

Deaths from overdoses are rising in all 50 states and are the #1 cause of accidental death
Source: CNN report by CNN in 2016

Approximately 50% of teens have misused drugs (prescription or illicit) at least once in their life
Source: ww.projectknow.com/research/teen-drug-addiction-statistics-alcoholism-statistics/

Teens are more likely to abuse substances if they suffer from depression, low
self-esteem or impulse control, have a history of being abused, or family history of substance abuse
Source: www.onhealth.com/content/1/teen_drug_abuse

About 1 in 5 teens admit to binge drinking (5 drinks or more in a row within a couple of hours) at least once per month.
Source: www.onhealth.com/content/1/teen_drug_abuse

8% of teens admit to having driven a car while under the influence of alcohol
Source: www.onhealth.com/content/1/teen_drug_abuse

On average young people in the U.S. have sex for the first time at around age 17 but do not marry until their mid-20s
Source: www.guttmacher.org/fact

Among unmarried 15-19-year-olds, 44% of females and 49% of males had had sex
Source: www.guttmacher.org/fact

Despite recent declines, the U.S. adolescents pregnancy rate continues to be one of the highest among developed countries – 43 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19
Source: www.guttmacher.org/fact

Rising High School And College Drop Out Rates
Point To Our Youth’s Sense of Hopelessness In the Future

Every year over 1.2 million students drop out of U.S. high schools – that’s 1 student every 26 seconds or 7,000 students a day
Source: https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-high-school-dropout-rates

25% of all high school students in the US drop out
Source: https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-high-school-dropout-rates

Almost 2,000 high schools in the U.S. graduate less than 60% of their students
Source: https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-high-school-dropout-rates

42% percent of college students feel “down, depressed or hopeless”
Source: Harvard Study, Pathways to Prosperit

Every high school dropout, over an average lifetime, costs society approximately $2 million through dependence on welfare, lack of meaningful employment, and/or incarceration.
Source: Harvard Study, Pathways to Prosperit

70% of college students change their major before they graduate
Source: Harvard Study, Pathways to Prosperit

Only 56% of students graduate from college within 6 years
Source: Harvard Study, Pathways to Prosperit

In 2015 the average college debt for bachelor’s degree recipients was $30,100
Source: ttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/…/2017/…/average-student…debt…/100893668/

As of January 2017, 1 out of every 40 college students was unemployed
Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Almost 2 million people over 60 are still paying off student debt
Source: Harvard Study, Pathways to Prosperity

Beyond This Can Be Part of the Solution
Giving God-Given Purpose, Passion, Hope
And A Life Plan For the Future