Today, many people are afraid to leave their homes because of crime. Some people think that more actions should be taken to prevent crime. Others, however, believe that little can be done about this. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Many people today are concerned about the rising crime rate and even their own safety.
Some people are pessimistic about this situation. They think that crime is so widespread and increasingly violent that little can be done to prevent it. They also feel that the increasing income gap between rich and poor have made criminal activities common solutions to poverty. Some of them may even argue that it is human nature to commit crimes so all efforts to prevent crime would be in vain.
Others, however, believe that the situation can still be improved with preventive measures against crime. If there are better-trained and better-equipped police forces activity patrolling streets and neighbourhoods, then criminals can be tracked down and arrested quickly. Security cameras installed in areas with high crime rates can also make offenders easier to catch so fewer people would commit crimes.
Compared with deterrent measures, changes to the media, schools and economy would be more effective as long-term solutions to crime. Regulating violence on television, on the Internet and in video games can make people, especially young people, less likely to imitate media violence and commit crimes. By providing free training courses to unemployed people and creating more job, the government can help poor people to improve their standard of living. Society would become more equal and fair, which is crucial to reducing crimes.
I personally think although the situation is very challenging, crime prevention is achievable through deterrent measures, media violence regulation and improvements in training and job opportunities for the poor.