Last updated on: 7/9/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Video Games & Violence Infographics

I. Gamer Demographics: Age & Gender

II. Video Game Sales: Units, Dollars, Genres, & Content

III. Youth Violence Trends


I. Gamer Demographics: Age & Gender

1. Player Ages & Percentage of US Households That Play Video Games

Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” theesa.com, 2018

2. Percentage of Players per Age Group by Gender

Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” theesa.com, 2018

3. Video Game Players by Gender, 2006-2018

Source: Statista, “Distribution of Computer and Video Gamers in the United States from 2006 to 2018, by Gender,” statista.com, May 2018

4. Percentage of Video Game Players in the United States, 2017

Source: Nielsen Games, “Games 360 US Report,” nielsen.com, 2018

5. Age Breakdown of US Video Game Players, 2018

Source: Statista, “Age of U.S. Video Game Players in 2018,” statista.com, May 2018

II. Video Game Sales: Units, Dollars, Genres, & Content

6. Ratings Breakdowns for Video Games

Source: Entertainment Software Rating Board, “Rating Category Breakdown,” esrb.org (accessed June 10, 2018)

7. Best-Selling Video Games by Genre

Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” theesa.com, 2018

8. Top 20 Best-Selling Video Games of 2017

Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” theesa.com, 2018

9. Annual US Spending on Video Games

(Games Only; Excluding Hardware & Accessories)

Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” theesa.com, 2018

III. Youth Violence Trends

10. Violent Crime Rates & Video Game Sales, 1998-2015

Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts about Games and Violence,” theesa.com (accessed June 12, 2018)

11. Serious Violent Crimes Committed by Teens, 1980-2015

Source: Statista, “U.S. – Number of Serious Violent Crimes by Youth 1980-2015,” statista.com, July 2017

12. Teachers Reporting Threats or Attacks by Students, 1993-2016

Source: US Department of Education, “Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017,” Mar. 2018

13. Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends, 1980-2016

Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, “Statistical Briefing Book: Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime,” ojjdp.gov, Dec. 6, 2017

14. Percentage of 9-12th Grade Students Involved in Fights, 1993-2015

Source: US Department of Education, “Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017,” Mar. 2018