PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ohomen171
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 458
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all ohomen171's badges.
 

Why is there so much crime all over the world?

19 April 2017, 12:16

I have a quick comment this morning. As I stated earlier I was afraid to bring a camera to Rio de Janeiro because of street thefts and armed hold-ups. Over the last 40 + years, I have taken a lot of pictures of Rio but was not able to do it this time.

When I got back, burglaries continued here in Pacifica. Elena and I installed a camera system in the house. I will not discuss all of the details. But if you do break in here, rest assured, as the old saying goes, "You will be on Candid Camera."

Sadly break-ins and robberies are common all over the world in both rich and poor countries. My very liberal friends will point out that the continuing rise in inequality between the rich and the poor makes this happen.They draw scenarios where some poor and starving person breaks into your house or robs you with a weapon to get food to stave off starvation.

Studies in poor neighborhoods in South Africa and Brasil paint a different picture. Basically one person in ten works at a low-income job. They produce enough income to keep family members and friends fed. (Basic food stuffs are not that expensive, by the way.)

All of the stealing going on is by people with drug habits seeking to support their addiction.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
So,Recently
The Self-Destruction of the ANC

So, recently President Jacob Zuma survived another parliamentary vote of no confidence, his eight thus far.  Read more...

0 comments 176 views
Submitted by
Dandelion WCape
Responsibility, reconciliation an...

The loudest voices will be heard. Unfortunately those voices don’t always express well-considered, complex or nuanced thinking. Read more...

0 comments 222 views
Submitted by
CraigJoseph
The Mugabe incident...

The immediate association with the name “Mugabe”, automatically elicits thoughts of one Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who is (in)famous for his dictatorial rule over our neighbouring country Zimbabwe.  Read more...

0 comments 1685 views
Submitted by
Mark Alexander
Zuma is not the problem

What amuses me is the way people think that if the Zuma goes the problem will be fixed… I am an old ex-factory worker who is looking at the frenzied hand wringing round the no confidence debate and its inevitable outcome.  Read more...

0 comments 862 views
Submitted by
Michael Georgiades
Cat Stevens and the unnecessary i...

Yusuf Islam (Steven D. Georgiou) Cat Stevens. Cat Stevens sang and wrote songs that touched the beauty within the emotion of millions of people. Read more...

0 comments 1604 views
Submitted by
Lisa Marcelle Hold
ANCWL - Once the again the ANC ch...

Today, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana, sauntered into court after a request was made to hand himself over for his bail hearing. Since when are those accused politely requested to attend a court hearing?  Read more...

0 comments 1707 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.