Gang members were recorded as accounting for 6% of offenses in the end of the 1990s to the early 2000s. The numbers translate to over 350,000 of the over 6 million crimes reported. The amount of gang related offenses has dropped over the last decade. 1994 demonstrated an all time high of 5.2 per every 1,000 men or 1.1 million. In 2003, the amounts were 1.4 victims per 1,000 persons or 341,000 victims.

*Although sufferers reported offense as being gang-connected, over 50% of the time this was not true after investigation.
If you see something, say something!
The most troubling of all these stats is the fact that folks are filing less complaints. The authorities can only act when a crime is reported and charges are filed. If you’re of a crime (sexual or otherwise), you MUST speak up. You must not be ashamed – you are the casualty.
No one will think less of you! If on the off chance that someone says or acts in a non supporting manner you should cut them out of your life. Individuals like that – HATERS – aren’t worthy of your time! You’re so worth more than that!
Here are phone numbers which you can telephone – You Are Not Alone! And you don’t have to give your name:
1-800-SUICIDE – National Suicide Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) – Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
1 800 621 4000 – National Runaway Safeline
1-866-331-9474 – loveisrespect, National Female Dating Abuse Helpline
1-800-230-PLAN (7526) – Planned Parenthood
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) – National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-422-4453 – National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-931-2237 – National Association For Eating Disorders
1-800-662-HELP – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
1-866-SPEAK-UP (773 2587) – School Violence – SPEAK UP
1 800 843 5678 – Cyber Bullying Tipline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) – National Mental Health Association Hotline
1-800-246-PRIDE (7743) – GLBT National Youth Talkline
This post about teenage suicide and date rape in the USA was publiched by – Young Naturists And Naturists America FKK
Offense In America (dot net)
National Gang Center

Rainn (dot Org)
Rape Crisis Online
Tags: bullying, culture, eating disorders, teenagers
Category: Cyber Bullying, Communication and Bullies, Feminism and Women’s Problems and Human Rights, Social Activism
About the Author (Author Profile)
Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and co-founder of Naturist Portal.An Interview with Laura Dodsworth, Originator of ‘Bare Reality’
I first came across Laura Dodsworth’s project through a friend, back when she was still looking for women to share their stories for a brand new attempt. The narratives were to be specifically all about breasts – do you love them, hate them, why, etc. I was instantly intrigued and definitely needed to see how things advanced.
After two years of committed work, Laura has created a touching, insightful book of 100 photographs and interviews with women about their breasts. I believe we definitely need projects like this right now. Women’s bodies have for ages been seen as a commodity, as ornaments, playthings and as sexual things used to capture the male gaze and focus. In regard to breasts, their primary function (breastfeeding) is typically discounted by society and their portrayal is largely geared towards guys.
Naked Reality presents the voices and stories that have largely been absent from mainstream media and popular culture. Her book is one enormous significant manner in which girls have taken control of the conversation surrounding their bodies. I for one, hope this becomes a trend!
Laura also made a grand attempt to comprise an extremely varied cast of girls. She integrated women of different ages (19 – 101), backgrounds, races and body types. The narratives are quite fascinating and honest. They not only talk about breasts, but about many different facets of womanhood.
I hope all my readers will consider buying this novel through her Kickstarter effort.
Copyright Laura Dodsworth. All rights reserved.
Now it’s time to hear from Laura! What follows is my interview with her where we discuss how she got inspired to do this job, insights she gained and more.
How did you show up with the thought of the Bare Reality endeavor? Were you thinking about it for of years or did you suddenly get inspired?