Some people think that the government should be responsible for crime prevention while others believe that it is the responsibility of the individuals to protect themselves. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Stopping
crime
has become a global challenge.
Therefore
a cross-section of
individuals
believes that the onus of preventing
crime
in our
society
should be on the government, while others are of the opinion that
individuals
should defend themselves against criminal elements.
This
essay will discuss the importance of both views with relevant examples. Preventing lawlessness in any
society
is extremely expensive, as
such
the government plays a huge part in safeguarding the lives and properties of its citizens.
crime
detective agencies like the
police
, navy and air force should be adequately equipped and motivated to carry out their duties in maintaining law and order.
Also
,
society
should assist the
police
with critical information which will lead to the arrest of thieves in our
society
.
For example
, the arrest of a popular thief in Nigeria called Anini who was terrorising the whole country in 2015 was made possible by his girlfriend's information given to the
police
.
Individuals
protecting themselves will give opportunistic
people
powers of putting laws into their hands. violent will be the other of the day, it is a popular belief when you empower
people
wrongly they misuse it.
For instance
, if there is a law for
people
to arm themselves at every slightest provocation they will shoot. A recent survey in the united states of America says that the
crime
rate in Arizona is on the rise because of the number of gun owners.
For example
, in March 2019, a gun runner went on a shooting spree in Arizona killing a hundred and ten
people
a situation that would have been avoided if there was no law for
people
to carry guns. In conclusion, I believe the government should protect its citizens at the same time
individuals
should be security conscious and report any suspicious case of
crime
to the
police
who are more equipped to deal with any security challenge.
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