Violence is on the rise. However this does not necessarily mean that crime rates are on the rise as well. Fifty years ago, gangs fought with clubs and knives. Today, gangs run gun shipments and most are armed with automatic weapons. Think about how easy it is for a person to obtain a gun today to inflict harm; some gangs have even been caught with rocket launchers and other high tech weaponry designed to cause major amounts of damage.
Please answer the following questions:
- What do you think are the primary contributors to the level of violence in society today?
- What can the police do to control and reduce violence?
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