ESL 0405 ESL Advanced Writing
Date: February 13th, 2013
Dr. J. Parla Palumbo
Topic: Crime Reduction
Title: What can I do to reduce crime?
Thousands of crimes happen all over the world and increase exponentially every year. According to Nations Master’s website, more than twelve million crimes committed in the United states last year. "Crime statistics." nationmaster.com. Rapid Intelligence, 2002. Web. 25 February 2013. All of these crimes have happened due to high poverty rates and a poor education system. Although there are more police to govern the streets and strict punishment is being enforced, it is still not enough to reduce crime. I believe there are many ways to reduce crime; however, paying attention to surroundings, self-protection, and taking some common sense precautions are basic ways not to get ınvolved in crimes. Reducing crime is a job for everyone. The majority of crime is opportunistic. For example, valuables left in view in a car, an open window in an empty house, walking alone on a dark street, carrying large sums of cash, unlocking your car door, or leaving furniture and play things in the yard overnight. Criminals always seek people who do not pay attention to their surroundings. To avoid becoming a victim, people must take charge of their own safety. There are no guarantees against crime prevention except their self-protection which can help reduce the chances of becoming casualty. For instance, In case of armed robber, it is best to hand over your wallet and do not resist because “criminals do not want to get caught,” says Tony Farrenkopf, Ph.D., a clinical and Forensic psychologist in private practice in Portland. Dulce Zamora. "How to protect yourself against crime." webmd.com. 2006. Web. . 25 February 2013. Danger may be lurking around any corner, and taking some common sense precautions will protect them from potentially dangerous situations. Firstly, people can make it difficult for criminals to...