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This article bring to surface one of the most critical issues in the world which has constantly been elusive to political as well as religious leaders. The paper sets out to show that youth violence can no longer be neglected as it is ever increasing and that it is an issue which ought to be of major interest to national leaders at all the calibers. This paper therefore will act as constant remind of all the people in authority and various responsibility position that the youth need to be nurtured and saved from continuously habit of engaging in violence.
According to Witner (2010), “murders by all age groups were up 2 percent overall nationwide, but murders by juveniles 16 and under during the same period were up 96 percent from Violent Crimes by Pre-Teens Increasing” (p. 1). This is an indication that the youth continuously involve themselves in hard and bloody violence. The author mentions more various types of violence that the youth engage themselves in such as rape among others. This is a sure indication that the future society is continuously being set to be a very uncomfortable place for habitation. Hockey (2002) shares the same opinion and believes that because the youth are continuously engaging themselves ion violence this habit will act as kind of rehearsal for more sharp display of violent action and deeds.
According to the Institute of youth development (2010) the statics of youth violence have been described as, “alarming statistics” (p. 1). The body gives a recommendation that these constant reports sconcerning youth violence ought to be put into some perspectives. The author Daiute (2006) has the same opinion has the body and believes that it is time that the youth be given a hearing to determine the root cause of violence among the youth.
In conclusion Hoffman (2002) believes that youth violence should not be allowed to escalate as it will affect the generations to come. He claims that this is already being shown by the teachers and administration who are despairing, “One out of every five teachers and 10 percent of principals say they feel helpless in dealing with school violence” (p. 1). These are opinions shared by Zimring (1998).