Despite tough measures are taken to eradicate acts of violence from society, the incidence of crimes especially committed by youths is increasing in various parts of world. A number of factors such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and media are responsible for this unprecedented rise in crimes.
People who are in the grip of poverty are highly likely to take to crimes in order to fulfil their needs. When the authorities or the affluent class in the society turn a blind eye to the plight of the underprivileged, it is natural that the poverty-stricken youths start looting, robbing and even murdering people as a part of their battle for a survival.
Likewise, illiteracy and employment also compel many young people to tread the bloody way of violence. While the illiterate commit crimes as they are unable to get a legitimate job, the educated ones turn to wrong doings as they are frustrated by not getting a satisfactory job in spite of having excellent credentials.
Apart, media such as television and movies also has its share of blame in inspiring the young blood to involve in criminal offences. When the media glorifies various acts of violence by casting the so-called superstars, the immature youth – both educated and the illiterate – may try such criminal deeds in real life by endangering themselves and others.
I think there is no panacea for fighting crimes. Rather, joint efforts by the governments, educators and the all-powerful media can play a vital role in bringing the youth-involving crimes down.