Divide between rich and poor has fuelled crime epidemic
Published 28/10/2015 | 02:30
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.
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.