In July, Rolling Stone magazine developed an interactive map that detailed the Most Dangerous States. Their criteria for ranking states revolved around the presence of guns, and the number of gun-related deaths.
While Alaska led the list of those states with the Highest Number of Gun Deaths per 100,000 Residents, California was the leader in the category of Total Gun Murders.
Alaska is largely a wilderness where residents keep guns for hunting and to protect themselves from wild animals. The high number of guns in that state, along with its relatively low population, explains why it has the highest number of gun deaths per 100,000.
California is a different matter. Despite the fact that the State has taken steps to reduce gun ownership for those previously convicted, and requires background checks when purchasing, gun violence remains prevalent.
The sheer number of people in the urban areas is one reason for this violence. Perhaps another explanation is drug trafficking and gang activities.
Despite the reasons, though, the fact remains that California is a violent state. In 2013, there were 151, 879 violent criminal acts, 7,464 were forcible rapes and 1,746 were murders. These numbers are based on convictions and do not take into account those incidents that occurred where there was not an arrest or conviction.
Security to prevent workplace violence
With over 14,000 workplace homicides in 2012, savvy property managers and business owners understand what these statistics mean and take steps to eliminate them. Violence in the workplace or at your property results in higher legal and insurance expenses. Therefore, you should take workplace security seriously.
Here’s a list of the top 10 most dangerous cities according to statistics of the FBI.
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That’s because live guards represent the perfect security triple-threat to wrongdoers: They can witness a crime or one about to happen; they can call for backup or for the police; and they can intervene directly in stopping or apprehending criminals.
California is a beautiful place to live and work. But with it, comes the risk of violence. Let the leaders in specialized security solutions keep your property and business safe and secure. Call us today at 877-722-8585 to learn how onsite security guards from American Security Force can do that for you.