What happens when men lose all control to reign in their rage? Murder, gang participation, assault, rape, and child abuse, are just some of the outcomes. Nobody will argue that the human cost of violence in our society is too high, and the statistics illustrate the price all too well.
• In 2011, 16,700 homicides were reported in United States. (National Center for Health Statistics)
• There are approximately 1.4 million active street, prison, and outlaw motorcycle gang members in the United States. Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions and up to 90 percent in several others, according to the National Gang Intelligence Center.
• The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that most perpetrators and victims of violence in the U.S. are male. Men commit 88 percent of violent crimes and over 70 percent of the victims are male.
• 80 percent of rapists have displaced anger problems and come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol. 14, p. 403-26)
• In a national survey of more than 6,000 American families, 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.
• In 2009, approximately 572,000 nonfatal violent crimes (rape/sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) occurred against persons aged 16 or older while they were at work or on duty, based on findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Giving men the tools to stop letting rage rule them is one of the primary purposes of RAGEWorks. Our programs focus on harnessing that rage for productive purposes.