Each year, the crime rate increases. What are the causes of crime and what could be done to prevent this rise in criminal activity?
One of the most surprising issues among people is the increase of crime rate in the world from year to year. I believe that the main causes of this problem are unemployment and inadequate education. However giving the citizens better education both in academic and life-skill are believed to be a good measure to tackle it.
People need money to live for sure. Unfortunately some of them are not well-educated and have no job to fulfil their living needs and lead them to commit crime to do that. Based on the data in United States stated there is a decrease in the level of burglary, rape, robbery and assault when unemployment was falling and vice versa. Moreover, 70% of the criminals come from a high-school drop-out or less. They don't know how to make money and get a prestigious life with their ability and knowledge. So, for an instant way to get income, they prefer to steal or rob richer people.
Nevertheless, giving them a good education not only in common knowledge, but also life-skills such as making handicraft, sewing and culinary is the best option to deal with this problem. It can help people to create their own job field and make more money from there. A research from Berkeley University reveals that a 1% increase in the education rate of all men ages 20-60 would save the United States as much as $1.4 billion per year in reduced costs from crime incurred by victims and society at large. The benefits for making more well-educated people not only take into account by the individuals themselves, but also have a larger social return.
It is clear that education is the best solution to reduce the number of criminals which are caused by unemployment and low education level. A good understanding from other people to help those who need is also good to maintain a peace in the society.