Crime has been a growing problem all over the world in the last 30 years. Crimes involving stealing are the most popular , such as burglaries , shopliftings, pickpocketing . Crimes of violence , such as assoult , when an attacher threatens or tries to apply violence . Murder someone is killed intentionally . If the killing was not fully intentional , the crime is manslaughter .Illegaly damaging other people’s property is called vandalism . Criminals use violence or threats to get money and so on . These are robberies , mugging , kidnapping , blackmail . Lots of crimes are connected with drugs and ( quit a member of crimes is committed by people being drunk ) under the influence of alkohol . Some car crimes are not very seriuos , such as illegal parking , some are dangerous both for drivers and pedestrians – drunk driving , reckless driving , speeding . The number of crimes committed bye people in business or in influential jobs is increasing : bribery , corruption , forgery , tax evasion . And finally crimes committed for political reasons : politically motivated killings , most leaders are afraid of assassination . The businessmen are taken hostage bye terrorists while travelling in the Middle East . Hijacking of passanger planes can be heard now and then .
*The main topic of my individual talk is to answer the question: how would people protect themselves against a crime? Therefore I’ll try to analyse if people should be allowed to carry pistols to protect themselves. In addition I will express my own opinion about it.
Firstly I would like to mention that nowadays our life isn_t safe. It seems that neither police, nor government can_t guarantee public safety. Therefore statistics show that violent crimes have increased at present. No one can live in peace and feel safe even in his own home. That’s why people are trying to protect themselves more and more: they try to find new ways of protection, supply their private property with modern secure equipment, they even buy weapons, thinking that it is an effective measure against crimes and violence.
Frankly speaking, I am on the same side. I agree that pistols should be allowed for self-defence, because it gives us some advantages: I think you will be more self-confident knowing that you can defend yourself, it will be safer for you and your friends. I suppose the possession of a weapon will help to prevent crimes.
To sum everything up I would like to say that we should always search for a better solution to these problems and of course take measures, because nobody will do our job for us.
*Now teenagers commit more crimes then adult ones! Gangs of young criminals are increasing every day. What is the reason of that?
The answer is one: family_s instability, alcoholism, economical problems, depreciated schools and education, imperfect law system. In 1997 13 children aged from 5 to 10 year committed crimes and burglaries. In 1998 more then 28.
Last year teenagers committed about 535 crimes. During one-year period delinquency raised 16.6%. Biggest part of crimes were committed by teenagers aged from 13 to 19. Thefts from cars are 42.3% and burgalyries-31.5% off all committed crimes. Every 6th crime is burglary.
Films of violence, detailed crime stories in the press have a big influence for crimes increasing. In 1998 investigated 47 teenagers’ burglaries in Siauliai, this year, after 4 mounht-28. 22 of them were investigated. Comparing with last year Siauliai have 46.7% increase. Dogging adults steps teenagers begin extort wealth, cheat, make drugs, use guns, process money, resell burglaries things. Statistic shows that drunk or intoxicated teenagers made many crimes. From 615 criminals 249 are pupil from secondary school. 53% guilty juveniles don’t study or work.
We can group teenager criminals into two groups. One group of them become criminals, because those teenagers are weakling persons, their friends make great influence on them on their way of thinking or by these friends help they do a crime for fun. Other group of teenager’s criminals does crimes for their bad social status.