Safer cities, security and crime prevention
Crime prevention in cities can be affected by welfare opportunities of city dwellers. Inadequate welfare opportunities (such as access to jobs, affordable housing, medicare, adequate security and prisons correction for convicts and ex-convicts) hampers safer cities.
Less vulnerable persons as women and children are more affected. They fall into prostitution offences, sexual abuses as rape, drug addiction and child delinquency.
There is need for Governments and city councils to develop rapid welfare opportunities to minimize crime. Cities should be investor friendly. Encouraging institutional, private, small, medium and large investors whom will afford Job opportunities to increasing city dwellers.
Government, city council should ensure they have adequate, well trained security personell. From Law enforcements to prisons-correctional officers. These security officers should be provided with adequate and update accessories to enhance their work. Such as, patrol vehicles, proper correctional programmes in prisons to retrain convicts, proper aftercare programs to follow up ex-convicts and prevent recidivism.
Effective Crime prevention laws should be enacted and implemented. Such as, punishments for rapes, other sexual abuses, child abuse. Authorities should also consider alternative sentencing, parole, suspended sentences, city/community service for non serious of fences or first time offenders. Not every phenomenom should be criminalized. Proper counseling and public enlightenment can deter crimes.
Authorities should encourage neighbor hood, dwellers cooperation, were every residents in a neighbor hood are identified and belong to their neighbor hood group. These group should be encouraged to maintain liaising with security organs of Government on issues or persons in their neighbor hood.