Prevention is the key to success. Not giving criminals the opportunity is the first step. Make your homes burglar-proof (neprieinami isilaužėliams) by always locking up, installing an alarm system and putting identification numbers on valuable things. The more unattractive you make your home to burglars the less likely it is that a crime will take place.

Young people are the key to crime prevention. Television and films make crime look exciting and even modern music glamorises (žavi) crime. The only way to fight these influences is trough education. We must teach our children-both in school and at home- what the realities of the life and of crime are and how becoming involved in crime can ruin a young person’s life.

Most of the criminals are school leavers who can’t find the job. If the leaders of our country would spend more money on developing job-training and job-placement programmes for our young people I believe that crime would decrease dramatically. If people had a proper occupation they would not be attracted to the life of crime.

Since it’s pretty evident that the government is not going to put more money into crime prevention, it seems obvious that inhabitants are going to have to do something themselves. For instance, we need to be more aware and have a systematic approach to crime prevention if we want to reduce crime rate.

A lot of criminals commit crimes when they leave prison. If they were kept locked up longer and given longer orison sentences, the city would be a much better place to live in. I don’t support the return of death-penalty, but I do believe that criminals should be punished severely and not just set free to committing crimes. I realize that prisons are already overcrowded and expensive to run, but surely it’s a false economy to release prisoners who are obviously not ready or willing to obey(paklusti) the law.