Preventing crime | The Jackal

17 Jan 2012

Preventing crime

Yesterday, Sergeant Shane Miles reported:

Nelson Police are encouraging the community to take action to prevent becoming victims of crime and reduce the opportunity for criminals to offend.
Recently Police have attended a number of burglaries and thefts from insecure cars and homes.
"Around 40% of thefts from cars in Nelson Bays occur where the vehicle has been left unlocked with valuables visible in the car," said Sergeant Shane Miles.
"The Police focus is 'Prevention First', which means stopping crime before it happens.

It's all very well and good to expect communities to be vigilant, but what about the main driving force behind crime?

While the government ensures New Zealand has the fastest growing inequality in the world, we will continue to have desperate people committing petty theft.

An ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is never going to fix the problem.