What Can Dangerous Children Do About the World’s 10 Most Murderous Cities?

Violent Crime is Largely Focused on Particular Cities and Countries

Intentional Homicide Rates Wikipedia
Intentional Homicide Rates
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TOP 10 MOST MURDEROUS CITIES*
(Murder rate per 100,000 people)

No. 1: Caracas, Venezuela — 120

No. 2: San Pedro Sula, Honduras — 111

No. 3: San Salvador, El Salvador — 109

No. 4: Acapulco, Mexico — 105

No. 5: Maturín, Venezuela — 86

No. 6: Central District, Honduras — 74

No. 7: Valencia, Venezuela — 72

No. 8: Palmira, Colombia — 71

No. 9: Cape Town, South Africa — 66

No. 10: Cali, Colombia — 64

*Cities of 300,000+ pop.

Source: CCSPJP More

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The Best Thing to Do is to Stay Out of Them

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The Top Ten Most Murderous Countries in the World

  1. Honduras
  2. Venezuela
  3. Belize
  4. El Salvador
  5. Guatamala
  6. Jamaica
  7. Swaziland
  8. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  9. South Africa
  10. Colombia

__ http://www.abcnewspoint.com/top-10-countries-with-highest-murder-rate-in-the-world-2015/

Corrupt law enforcement is often at the heart of violent countries and cities, including Venezuela, Mexico, and Russia. In Venezuela:

“It’s alarming how many policemen are involved in kidnapping, extortion, car robberies, and drug trafficking,” Ortega said.

Some 277 public officials are being investigated for kidnapping alone, the ministry said in an accompanying report.

The socialist administration has a track record of burying bad news. In 2003, when the crime and murder rate started spiking, the government shut down the police media-relations office, which provided regular data.

__ http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article59118573.html

One does not want to contend with the violence of corrupt law enforcement on top of the violence of the criminal class. It is easiest to simply avoid the hotbeds of violent crime.

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Dangerous Child Training Focuses on Preventing and Avoiding Violence

Human nature and genetic diversity guarantee that violence will occur — more frequently in some locales than in others. Dangerous Children may be better prepared to deal with violent offenders than most persons, but they have better things to do with their time. Such as laying the foundations for an abundant and expansive human future, and helping to build the next level.

And it naturally follows that in order to help achieve those things, Dangerous Children will need to avoid needless distractions and unnecessary casualties. This is why Dangerous Children are taught how to form Dangerous (and Resilient) Communities, and Dangerous (and Anti-Fragile) City-States.

The parallel nature of Dangerous Communities and City-States becomes apparent in the many situations where they grow from the same ground where pre-existing conventional communities and cities already exist. In such cases, parallel and “shadow” systems of organisation will allow Dangerous Children to build and implement human and technological systems that make communities and cities more resilient and anti-fragile — while providing an excellent springboard onto a higher level of functioning when the time is right.

Old systems of governance will often be shed like dead snake-skin when it is time for the vital core to move upward into a more expansive and abundant future. In other cases, where Dangerous Communities and Dangerous City-States grew up on original foundations, the upward expansion is greatly simplified.

Homicidal Cities and Nations Should be Isolated as Well as Possible

As we discussed in an earlier article, it is possible to create highly detailed maps of frequent foci of violence, and to use those maps for safer navigation of the human landscape. Safe zones of residence and passage would need to be worked out, with the information made available to all travelers and longer-term residents.

In North America, it is well known that particular cities and particular neighborhoods within those cities present the greatest risk to both outsiders and residents. The same is true in the rest of the Anglosphere, Europe, and in most any developed nation.

Dangerous Children develop situational awareness as second nature, whether traveling abroad or moving about more familiar territory. They do not tend to accidentally stray in the path of danger, as a rule. But violent and homicidal people do not always stay within a fixed territory, nor do they announce their travel plans or their presence to more peace-loving people among whom they travel. And so when one’s path crosses the path of violent and homicidal people by happenstance, it is best if one is prepared to deal with such situations as thoroughly as possible. Such training is best commenced early, and one should stay in practise.

Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late or too early to have a Dangerous Childhood.

Why Do Dangerous Children Study Crime and Criminals?

Kids With Grit http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/
Kids With Grit
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We don’t want Dangerous Children to be sitting ducks for predators. We teach them self defence in order to be able to defend and fight back. We teach them situational awareness so that they can avoid predators and anticipate when a predator might strike.
Teens With Grit http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/
Teens With Grit
http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/


But we also teach Dangerous Children how criminals think and behave, so that they will be able to pre-empt the criminal before he strikes.

Another way to think of it is the way that isolated homesteaders learn to understand predators in order to avoid being at their mercy. A homesteader can devise defences for the cabin or compound, and can adapt their behaviours to avoid deadly predators on most occasions.

But there is another variety of Dangerous Child — usually one that is fully grown — who learns to understand predators better than the homesteader, and more like the hunter. A hunter must understand the predator at a higher level of thought and action, in order to successfully stalk and kill the threat.

We do not encourage the hunting of human predators or other criminals, in the Dangerous Child Method. And yet, the training of such skills is an option that is available to those who have the proper aptitude, competence, and motivation. Many of these hunter-stalker trained Dangerous Children will tend toward military careers in special units. After they resign or retire from the military, private contractor, or law enforcement, they will tend to make themselves available to train particular Dangerous Children in their turn.

But that is all beside the point. All Dangerous Children must study criminals and criminality before they are ready to move to free-range learning, outside apprenticeships, and business startups — to say nothing of going to university (a particularly criminal environment).

Asset protection — preserving life, health, property, and loved ones — is ingrained into the Dangerous Child from an early age. Understanding the criminals who would take their precious assets away — whether white collar crime, orange collar crime, blue collar crime, cyber crime, or all out mob-level crime — is the first step toward protecting his assets and loved ones.

The Dangerous Child must understand criminal methods in order to know how to prevent himself becoming a victim, and to understand what paths he might take when it is necessary to recover stolen assets or to exert minimal prophylactic retribution.



There is yet another reason to teach Dangerous Children the ways of crime. From time to time, government sets itself up as the enemy of law-abiding, peaceful citizens. In some cases, it may be necessary to break a number of laws in order to keep the government from exceeding its mandate. In such cases, the better one performs in preventing the government from committing crimes against oneself, the less likely one is to end up in confinement — and to find it necessary to escape.

We are only talking hypothetical situations here, and would never knowingly encourage breaking legitimate laws set down and prosecuted by legitimate government.

What sort of crimes are Dangerous Children taught to perform — but forbidden to execute? We will not go into all of that here. We have given some hints in the past, and will continue to do so. But we will do all we can to avoid creating habitual enemies of the state — while also doing what we can to immunise Dangerous Children against being victimised by individuals, gangs, or institutions.

Children and Firearms

Firearms are dangerous. There are roughly 3,000 deaths a year in the US from firearms for children and youth between birth and the age of 19. Most “child” homicides are among youth between 15 and 19. Next are suicides among youth between 15 and 19. There are only a relative few accidental firearms deaths in children in the US every year, around 200. And those could be prevented.

Where does most gun violence occur?

“… high rates of poverty, illicit drug trafficking and substance use all increase the risk of becoming involved in gun violence. In addition, “criminals often engage in violence as a means to acquire money, goods or other rewards.” … law-breaking criminals are the ones most responsible for gun violence, not law-abiding citizens…

… “Unintentional firearm-related deaths have steadily declined during the past century.” Accidental deaths resulting from firearms accounted for less than one percent of all unintentional fatalities in 2010.

when guns are used in self-defense the victims consistently have lower injury rates than those who are unarmed, even compared with those who used other forms of self-defense. __ Guns.com from a CDC study

All Dangerous Children develop mastery in firearms safety, maintenance, and use. But not all children will become Dangerous Children. How should parents of ordinary children approach the issue of “children and firearms?”

For young children, below the age of 7 or 8, the firearms avoidance method taught by the Eddie Eagle program of the US National Rifle Association is reasonable: Eddie and his friends teach children that if they ever come across a gun in an unsupervised situation, they need to STOP! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown-up.

Eddie Eagle video

This simple approach teaches the child to be wary of firearms, to stay away from them, and to notify an adult if they see a firearm within reach. Safety training becomes more difficult if the child has been exposed to a lot of firearm violence on cartoons, television shows, movies, and video games. This is particularly true for younger children, for children with lower IQs, and for those with poor executive function.
Parents must be strict with themselves about the safe storage of firearms and ammunition (PDF). The safest firearm is one that is unloaded and stored safely out of the reach of everyone but authorised users. Ammunition should be stored in a safe and separate location.

Child Skills Training at Frontsight https://www.frontsight.com/courses/child-self-defense-training.asp
Child Skills Training at Frontsight
https://www.frontsight.com/courses/child-self-defense-training.asp

Famed firearms training institute Frontsight offers many training programs for youth and adults. Programs offered for children provide training in wall climbing, rope work, unarmed self defence, and firearms training. Think of it as a very expensive introduction to limited aspects of Dangerous Child training. 😉

Frequently, police or sheriff’s departments will provide firearms safety training for youth. The NRA offers several youth programs for firearms safety and training.Crickett Firearms safety resources

Laws restricting availability of firearms to the public do not appear to reduce rates of firearms violence. It is possible that a “waiting period” before purchasing handguns may slightly reduce rates of suicide by firearms, in some jurisdictions.

How was Al Fin trained? When Al Fin was 10, his father would take him out in the open range to set up targets for practise with a .22 calibre rifle, progressing from there. The training was strict and thorough, and no loaded weapons crossed the threshold into the home, after shooting sessions. No weapons — loaded or unloaded — were ever pointed toward another person. Safety on and finger off the trigger, until ready to fire. etc etc etc.

In the Dangerous Child Method, children are first trained with air rifles. When the child demonstrates proficiency and responsibility with air rifles, they can progress to low calibre firearms. Progression to larger rifles and handguns is not recommended until the youth has demonstrated years of proficiency with smaller weapons of lesser recoil — and has had a chance to grow more padding and stronger bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons.

Children under the age of 8 do not have well-developed executive functions, and children below the age of 16 are still undergoing significant brain development in regions involved in judgement and perspective. Just as importantly, most of today’s youngsters have grown up exposed to heroes who frequently shoot bad people, and have played first-person shoot-em-up computer games to exhaustion. Unfortunately, they have absorbed a lot of bad programming before they ever get their hands on a firearm. Any instructor of child firearms safety and training must keep all of that in mind.

Some scientific studies suggest that children under the age of 7 (before executive function development) may not benefit appreciably from firearms safety training (see references). It is likely that children who do not watch television, violent films, nor play violent video games, will pick up firearms safety training more readily. Unfortunately, such studies do not usually control for important variables such as prior exposure to violence, race, neighborhood type, marital status of families, level of supervision, etc.

One child may find a loaded firearm belonging to his mother’s boyfriend, and take it over to a friend’s house to show him, for playtime. In some neighborhoods kids will frequently see gang members carrying and displaying firearms, sometimes noticing the admiring glances thrown at the homies by teenaged girls. Some of the young kids will have even witnessed shootouts between rival gangs, or drive-by shootings. And sometimes the child will use a discovered firearm to even a score on his own.

The common denominators include lack of supervision, lack of positive male role models, frequent exposure to real, play, or portrayed violence, and lax control of loaded firearms by “grownups” in their immediate environments. Throw in life-long child-level intelligence levels and poor impulse control, and you have the recipe for an early start of life-long senseless violence.

Statistics for child firearm violence include accidents, suicides, and homicides — in ages up to the age of 19. Not much can be done to keep gang-bangers away from firearms, so a portion of those statistics should be seen as a given for inner cities and other ganglands of youth. For some of the others, stricter parental and adult control over firearms and ammunition would help.

The 3,385 firearms-related deaths for age group 0-19 years breaks down to:

214 unintentional
1,078 suicides
1,990 homicides
83 for which the intent could not be determined
20 due to legal intervention

Of the total firearms-related deaths:

73 were of children under five years old
416 were children 5-14 years old
2,896 were 15-19 years old

__ U Mich. Gun Safety for Kids

The above statistics are from 1999. You are welcome to guess how many of the 15-19 year old firearms deaths were gang related.

US Child Mortality Trends http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/14/theres-never-been-a-safer-time-to-be-a-kid-in-america/
US Child Mortality Trends
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/14/theres-never-been-a-safer-time-to-be-a-kid-in-america/

US child mortality rates for children of all ages are trending downward — by almost half since 1990. This is true for accidental deaths, homicides, and disease. Even child “disappearances” are down. Most child disappearances are runaways, with most of the rest due to custody disputes. Roughly one in a thousand “child disappearances” are from actual kidnapping by strangers.

Firearm violence, violence against children, and violence in general tend to concentrate in particular places. You may not realise, for example, that:

Blacks are seven times as likely as people of other races to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery and three times more likely to use a gun in a crime. __ Patrick Buchanan on The Color of Crime

Besides the close supervisions of firearms and ammunition in the home, the next best preventative against being injured or killed by firearms may be knowing which countries and which parts of cities to avoid.

Global Homicide Rates
Global Homicide Rates

Violence — by firearms or other means — tends to cluster in particular populations and regions. This is partly due to genetics, and partly due to culture.

Whenever you travel outside your own neighborhood, it is important to understand where and by whom violence is likely to erupt. Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. Sooner rather than later.