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Fatherless Homes Breed Violence

According to Getting Men Involved: The Newsletter of the Bay Area Male Involvement Network, Spring 1997:

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  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census
  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
  • 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center for Disease Control)
  • 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Source: Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26, 1978.)
  • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.)
  • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes (Source: Rainbows for all Gods Children.)
  • 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988)
  • 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Source: Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992)

    (Because only a portion of each age group grew up in a fatherless home,) these statistics translate to mean that children from fatherless homes are:

    • 5 times more likely to commit suicide
    • 32 times more likely to run away
    • 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
    • 14 times more likely to commit rape
    • 9 times more likely to drop out of high school
    • 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances
    • 9 times more likely to end up in a state-operated institution
    • 20 times more likely to end up in prison.
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Courtesy Mark Hall, Fathers Manifesto

And also at the Fathers Manifesto site: More than half of the juveniles executed around the world were executed in the US, which has less than 5% of the world's population. http://fathers.ourfamily.com/damages.htm

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