Over 2 Million Reasons Why Americans Need Anger Management
Anger management problems exact a tremendous toll on human lives each year. I was shocked by these anger management statistics and think you will be too.
Obviously the most serious anger management problems is murder; some 25,000 people are killed by another person each year in the United States alone.
But its not just in the U.S. where anger management problems lead to murder. A 1997 study by the World Health Organization showed that about 300,000 people are murdered worldwide each year in wars, conflicts, and violence between individuals. Young men are at the highest risk of being killed. Studies in many countries show that 4 out of 10 deaths of men aged 15 to 24 are due to murder or suicide. Every day in the United States, 65 people are killed and more than 6,000 are wounded in interpersonal violence.
Anger Management Statistics in the Home
Anger management is also responsible for destroying countless marriages. Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend per year
Anger management problems among intimate partners is primarily a crime against women. In 2001, women accounted for 85 percent of the victims of intimate partner violence (588,490 total) and men accounted for approximately 15 percent of the victims (103,220 total).
Male violence against women does much more damage than female violence against men; women are much more likely to be injured than men.
Women of all races are about equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate with anger management problems.
The most rapid growth in domestic relations caseloads is occurring in domestic violence filings. Between 1993 and 1995, 18 of 32 states with three year filing figures reported an increase of 20 percent or more.
Domestic Violence and Children
In a national survey of more than 6,000 American families, 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.
Slightly more than half of female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under age 12.
Studies suggest that between 3.3 – 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
Anger Management Statistics In the Workplace
This doesn’t happen at home. Anger management problems at work are just as common as in the home.
In the United States alone approximately one thousand murders take place in the workplace each year.
Roughly one million workers are injured each year in violent attacks by coworkers.
A Study on anger management at work conducted by The Sunday Times in 2006 found:
45% of us regularly lose our temper at work
• 64% of Britons working in an office have had office rage.
• 38% of men are unhappy at work.
• 27% of nurses have been attacked at work.
• Up to 60% of all absences from work are caused by stress.
• 33% of Britons are not on speaking terms with their neighbors.
• 1 in 20 of us has had a fight with the person living next door.
• UK airlines reported 1,486 significant or serious acts of air rage in a year,
a 59% increase over the previous year.
• The UK has the second-worst road rage in the world, after South Africa.
• More than 80% of drivers say they have been involved in road rage incidents;
25% have committed an act of road rage themselves.
• 71% of internet users admit to having suffered net rage.
• 50% of us have reacted to computer problems by hitting our PC, hurling parts of it
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