Gangs, asbos, post code wars: young people are often associated with antisocial behaviour. But although some young people are responsible for crime, statistics show they are also more likely to be the victims of it. What’s your experience, and what can we do to fix it?
Solutions to make us safer generally involve one of two things. The first option is to deal with criminals after the act has been committed by giving them sentences in jail, or making them do community service. The second set of options focuses on stopping the crime before it happens – going to the root cause.
What should your community be focussing on? Solving the causes of crime might seem more complicated, but we’d love to hear your thoughts. For some ideas, why not start by finding our more about crime in your area by typing your postcode into this site.
Got something you want to say about this issue? Why not create a two minute film about it for our video competition? To see some examples and hear what other young people think, click on the panels below.