Poverty, Crime and unemployment is concentrated in the inner cities of the United States. Poverty: Inner city poverty rate is 32%, rest of central city 9.4%, US overall 15.7%. 30% of people in inner cities live in poverty v 10% in suburbs.
A study by New York University shows that American cities remain the most violent in the advanced world. In 2017, 12 U.S. cities in their database had a murder rate of more than 20. murders per 100,000 people—a threshold used to distinguish the world’s most violent, war- torn places. Murder and violent crime remain distressingly concentrated at far higher levels in the most disadvantaged and disconnected areas of US cities.
UNITED IN PEACE IS A FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED IN 2012 BY MINISTER TONY MUHUMMAD AND REVEREND ALFREEDIE JOHNSON.
It is a growing multi-ethnic, multi-faith popular movement that is successfully uniting diverse peoples to work together to bring peace and prosperity to the most violent inner-city neighborhoods.
RESULTS: United in Peace has been recognized by the Los Angeles Police Department and by the Mayor and City of Los Angeles. This organization has been effective in reducing crime in the most crime ridden areas of Los Angeles. LAPD maintains statistic by city of violent crime. They have reported significant drops in crime directly as a result of United in Peace activities. As a result, they along with the city council and mayor are staunch supporters of United in Peace.
GOAL: Firstly, to broker peace between these gangs and end their waring and violent crime, Secondly, to rehabilitate and educate these individuals and thirdly, to provide job and business training to them so that they can both, have gainful employment, and also start business so that they bring prosperity and expansion to their cities and provide a supportive structure until they become self-sufficient.