In today’s modern world where some of the major issues our country discusses on a regular basis are gun violence and terrorism, video games have become a scapegoat for that violence. Many people correlate video games with violence because in certain games it is very easy to commit acts of violence and get away with them not only in real life but in the game as well. I would like to explore the relationship that real world violence and video games have shared and examine trends in violent crimes compared to release and popularity of violent games like Grand Theft Auto. The question I want to answer is “is there any real correlation between violence and video games, or have video games just become a scapegoat for violent activity.” For anyone that plays video games or has been a victim of a violent act, this would be an interesting topic. The first step in my research will be to see what research has been done on this in the past and see when it started and how it has changed. I will then attempt to find statistics around those periods of time on violent crimes and see if the theories presented in those research articles have proved to be true or not.