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

Video Games & Violence Infographics

Charts & Graphs from Other Sources

I. Gamer Demographics – Age and Gender
II. Video Game Sales – Units, Dollars, Genres, and Content
III. Youth Violence Trends

I. Gamer Demographics – Age and Gender
   

1. Player Ages and Percentage of US Households That Play Video Games
Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” www.theesa.com, 2018
 
2. Percentage of Players per Age Group by Gender
Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” www.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, and Content
   

6. Ratings Breakdown 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,” www.theesa.com, 2018
 
8. Top 20 Best-Selling Video Games of 2017
Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” www.theesa.com, 2018
 
9. Annual US Spending on Video Games
(Games Only; Excluding Hardware and Accessories)
Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry,” www.theesa.com, 2018

III. Youth Violence Trends
   

10. Violent Crime Rates and Video Game Sales, 1998-2015
Source: Entertainment Software Association, “Essential Facts about Games and Violence,” www.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