Importance of Strong Families

Institute for Family Studies has issued a report that finds that strong families are associated with less crime in cities across the United States. Specifically, their analyses indicate that the total crime rate in cities with high levels of single parenthood are forty-eight percent higher than those with low levels of single parenthood. When it comes to violent crime, cities with high levels of single parenthood have one hundred eighteen percent higher rates of violence.

Sadly, we need only look at Milwaukee, with its serious crime problem, to see this truth. A twenty twenty-two report showed Milwaukee ranking number four among large cities with almost sixty percent of single-parent families. Churches, community leaders and elected officials need to become serious promoters of married families—for the good of the entire city.

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