Time is of the essence for fighting violence in Kentucky. Violent crimes were reported at their highest level ever in the last three years in our great Commonwealth with 35,412 violent offenses in 2013, 36,956violent offenses in 2012 and 37,467 violent offenses in 2011. In 2013 in Kentucky, Homicide offenses were committed every 34 hours and 54 minutes while in 2010 Murder was committed every 48 hours and 40 minutes. In 2013 in KentuckyForcible Sexual offenses were committed every 1 hour and 57 minutes while in 2010 in Kentucky Rape was committed every 5 hours and 40 minutes. In 2013 there were 204,733serious crimes committed in Kentucky. In 2010 there were 121,289 serious crimes in Kentucky. (Source: Kentucky State Police Crime in Kentucky Reports). Nationwide, over 50% of violence acts are not reported to police.
YouthAlert! (YA!) Events
A freeYouth Violence Prevention Event & Forum
“Where Youth and Adults Meet HALFWAY to Reduce Violence”
YouthAlert! (YA!) Eventis a free SIX HOURlive Youth Violence Prevention Events & Forum. It includes live Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Youth Health Advocates, Guest Speakers, Audience Participation, Videos, Discussion, free Lunch and both Adult and Youth panels discussing ways both Youths and Adults can meet HALFWAY, equally, to reduce all violence. Everyone’s opinion at YouthAlert! (YA!) Event is important. Come, Be Peaceful, and Your Voice will be Heard! YA! is U!