We have over 2. 3 million people in custody 2. 3million. America spends over 60 billion dollars a year to incarcerate. Per capita america puts more people in jail than any other country. Violence is part of the american culture and is used as a solution. Gangs are a function of demographics and geography. California has highest welfare in the united union. Black are 12. 7% of the u. s. population but have made up almost half of its murder victims for at least 25 years. Black people are least educated and poorest population. The more you fear me the more you respect me. Guns become the primary weapon of street gangs. The majority of gang violence is the result of a chance or random encounter. There is no accurate way to predict exactly when it will happen. Re(cid:373)e(cid:373)(cid:271)er viole(cid:374)(cid:272)e a(cid:374)d ga(cid:374)g attitude . (violence is learned behavior) Children learn violence behaviors from their family members.