Gang Violence

Human Rights Violation

How Does Gang Violence Lead to Human Rights Violations?

Gang Violence violates article 25: Right to Adequate Living Standard. This issue is important because our neighborhoods aren't safe for non gang related people. Reasons why our neighborhoods aren't safe is because Chicago Police reported 340 murders through Dec.20 (2014), while Cook County medical examines office reported 410 homicides, including 16 fatal police shootings. Also more people are killed in Chicago 419 than U.S soldiers in Afghanistan 259. The murder rate of Chicago this year (Oct.18, 2014) is nearly four times higher than New York City and more than 2.5 times higher than Los Angeles. But Chicago's population is three times smaller than that of NYC and nearly twice as small as Los Angeles's population. And one weekend in 2014 a little girl was just one of 47 shooting victims, and 5 of those were fatal.

How To Address This Problem is one of many organizations to prevent gang violence. Cure violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using methods and strategies associated with disease control-detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms. Also Cure Violence is guided by clear understandings that violence is a health issue, that individuals and communities can for the better. If you would like to help the organization, you can go to their website and fill out a form at

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