How crime is affecting our society
Like in any country, crime has always been a critical issue. For example in surrey, crime has been a growing issue that has affected our society in many ways. In 2007, it was reported about 1394 violent crimes were done in surrey, which is about 4% less than the previous year. Even though, the percentage is actually dropping, the drops are of a very small value. Regardless of these postive information, crime still taints the society.Areas that are high in crime hurt the society in so many ways. For example, People start to sterotype the people from certain areas, which can lead to another social problem within an already fragil society. To get a better understanding, look at theft. One of the highest rated crimes in surrey would be theft. Now, the idea of theft is usually due to desperation and a need for things that can't be attainted under normal circumstances. When someone has reached such a limit, people are able do anything without a regard of the consequences. This is very dangerous, when someone has a "nothing to lose" attitude, they lose the sense of reason.Our ability to reason is what makes us special from the other species on this planet, once thats gone we're just animals. So Regardless, if you’re stealing something simple like a battery or something big like a bank, Theft is theft and its not right for anyone to commit this. So now we can see the consequences that can be produced due to human desperation, which is just incing of the cake of what other crimes people are able to do and commit. So your probally wondering, what could we do to prevent this. Well, obvious answer would be to try and abolish such thoughts or emotions. Now abolishing something like desperation it isn’t as easy as me typing it.
Considering how diverse modern communities are, there area a lot of factors that need to be included; for example racial background, family upbringing and etc. Now this is a pretty big issue, and the surrey community is doing a lot to make sure this doesn’t get into a bigger issue. For example there is a crime prevention society, which is a volunteer service that deals with local issues like block watch or destruction of public property and etc. Also there is welfare, which is a great system to give the less fortunate a second chance. Even though the community does this, there is still crime. This is could be due to the fact that people abuse these privileges. I think that people could benefit from a more stable and legit way of dispensing welfare, considering that majority of people abuses this privilege. There could be a stricter way to chose who gets welfare, and also a way to follow up on the current welfare people so the hard earned tax money is spent well. Another method that could help,woold be proper way of controlling guns or other harmful weapons, because when people are about to commit a crime, the first thing people look to is a firearm or any other intimidating weapons. Obviously it impossible to completely eradicate firearm and weapons, but there has to be start to atleast have some effect. Society is full of loosed ends , but eventually if we pull together and start to makes things happen,our society will become a better one.