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do video games cause violence?

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Started: 1/11/2017 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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As many as 97% of US kids age 12-17 play video games, contributing to the $21.53 billion domestic video game industry. Video games are a common object these days, and the blame for violence has been shifted on to them. As in the past the cause of violence was tv, and before that a cause of violence was books. Violence has been in human nature for quite a while, and yet we are always playing it like its brand new, caused by whatever the newest technology was. Total US sales of video game hardware and software increased 204% from 1994 to 2014, reaching $13.1 billion in 2014, while violent crimes decreased 37% and murders by juveniles acting alone fell 76% in that same period. The juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate in 2012 was 38% below 1980 levels and 63% below 1994, the peak year. [83] The number of high school students who had been in at least one physical fight decreased from 43% in 1991 to 25% in 2013, and student reports of criminal victimization at school dropped by more than half from 1995 to 2011.
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Posted by ChadIrvin 1 year ago
Are you taking the stance that video games DO cause violent behavior? Or are you saying that video games DON'T cause violent behavior? Are you asking if video games CAUSE violence or are you wanting to debate the idea that they cause people to be violent?
Posted by SimplyJoshmala 1 year ago
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