Tuesday 6 December 2016

Divide between rich and poor has fuelled crime epidemic

Published 28/10/2015 | 02:30

We are a long way from making society safe from crime. Picture is posed.
We are a long way from making society safe from crime. Picture is posed.

The ritual declaration by politicians that they are intent on eliminating crime and the causes of crime rings hollow in the ears of those who have been victims.

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Criminal gangs, fuelled by drug-related crime, have made sections of our towns and cities no-go areas; we are a long way from even beginning to make these places safe.

Fortunately, our judiciary has not bowed to the demand for stiffer sentences as a solution to the crime epidemic, rightly believing that the introduction of draconian measures would have little impact; the solution lies elsewhere.

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