Violent crimes

I think that when people see a crime on the news -for example a gang robbed a house and stole hundreds of pounds, there are two types of thoughts people begin to think. Some people think it is cool and they get attracted to the idea of being in a gang and getting lots of money. Although, some people are really scared and begin to feel unsafe. In my view, i think that news makes the situation more unsafe then it is and that we should take precaution but not to a level where we start to become too panicked and stressed.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg resourceful_eagle | Millbank Academy A
    08 Feb 2019

    I think that voilent crime is a bad thing for children and teenagers to know because they shouldn'tbe thinking about it also they could be scared and might have nightmares. Anyway, i still know that it is bad so yeah.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      resourceful_eagle's comment 11 Feb 2019

      Statistics can be scary. We often focus on the biggest and scariest figures which also makes a situation seem even more extreme.

      Here are some facts which might put the issue into context for you and make it less scary:

      1. The area of the country that your school is in (South East), has one of the lowest levels of knife crime in the whole country.
      2. The UK is one of the safest places in the world to live.
      3. The very large statistics you gave were for carrying weapons rather than deaths from knives. From January to November in 2018 there were 272 deaths caused by knives. There are over 66 million people in the UK. So this number of deaths is very very low against the population. It's still a serious situation as the figure has grown, but it's important to put into context.

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    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      resourceful_eagle's comment 11 Feb 2019

      Statistics can be scary. We often focus on the biggest and scariest figures which also makes a situation seem even more extreme.

      Here are some facts which might put the issue into context for you and make it less scary:

      1. The area of the country that your school is in (South East), has one of the lowest levels of knife crime in the whole country.
      2. The UK is one of the safest places in the world to live.
      3. The very large statistics you gave were for carrying weapons rather than deaths from knives. From January to November in 2018 there were 272 deaths caused by knives. There are over 66 million people in the UK. So this number of deaths is very very low against the population. It's still a serious situation as the figure has grown, but it's important to put into context.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg resourceful_eagle | Millbank Academy A
    11 Feb 2019

    Thanks for the advice Olivia! It was helpful.

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