Crime Prevention. By:Nik Aisyah Ilnani binti Nik Asbullah
As we know, the rise of criminal activities has always made us worry. We could not roam the streets freely and safely anymore because of crimes like robbing, kidnapping, snatching or even murdering. These tragic crimes usually done by desperate person and they are ruthless and merciless.This is worrying and frightening. We are scared to allow our children go out due to this impact and those stories always appear in the newspapers. Some people have commented that the authorities have not done enough to fight crime but actually the public are not doing enough.They do not unite and cooperate with each other to fight these crimes. So, as concern citizens,we must take responsibility to prevent these crimes from happening right in front of our eyes.
First and foremost, we can play our part in our residential areas by organizing neighborhood patrols. The residents can do the patrols by taking turns weekdays and weekends. Through this, we can know each other by exchanging telephone number which is very important in case of unexpected events. Apart of that, it would be safer if more crime prevention campaign to be organized to reinforce the residents awareness.Hence they can act together to fight these crimes. Sometime we can organize a talk about crime prevention and invite speakers who are proficient and expert in handling the crime issue. Call the neighborhood to join hands in this activity thus the neighborhood will be educated on the crime prevention.
On the other hand, we should join martial arts classes during our free time. It is very helpful when we are attacked by criminal and especially when we are alone.The women too must join these martial arts such as Taekwando, Silat, Karate and Kung Fu. The criminals would target the women because they assume that women are weak and easily become their victims.It is very important for women to bring out with them pepper spray and whistle to protect themselves and attract people around them.
Last but not least, it would be super good in crime prevention every time we want to go out or to sleep if we can check either all doors and windows are lock or not because if we do not do that, it is like giving the criminal a golden opportunity to break in into our homes. We should always switch on lights, especially the front and back of our home so it is easy for us or neighbour see someone unknown loitering our home. Besides that, we should install CCTV and alarm in our house to protect our property and us and directly link them to the police. CCTV can make the police job easier.They can trace the criminals hence we can demand the justice.
There are many ways of crime prevention that we can do in our life and make them as habit. Crime prevention is our responsibility.f we can work together to prevent this happening then we can decrease the rate of crimes in our country and make our residential areas safer..
Maahad Muhammadi Perempuan