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Reports are showing that crime has increased all over the world and many people believe that nothing can be done to prevent it, while others disagree. What is your opinion? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own experience.
40 minutes, 250 words at least.
IELTS and PTE examiners have asked questions on crime several times in the past. Here are some similar questions on this website.
- Criminals commit crimes once their sentence is over.
- Involvement of youth in crime.
- Criminals should do unpaid work for the community.
Introduction: (Introduce the topic, state your opinion and MENTION reasons supporting your opinion.)
The crime rate has increased tremendously since the dawn of the twentieth century. While some people believe that it cannot be controlled, I think the active participation of individuals, close cooperation of various organs of the state coupled with extensive use of technology can curtail the crime rates.
Body Paragraph 1: (Reason 1 supporting opinion)
Active participation of every adult citizen in preventing crimes in his locality will go a long way in maintaining security. Keeping this in mind, several regional governments have introduced the concept of citizen watch. The people are made eyes and ears of the law enforcement agencies and are motivated to inform the agencies as soon as they witness anything suspicious.
Body Paragraph 2: (Reason 2 supporting opinion)
Moreover, close cooperation of government departments such as intelligence, police, and vigilance can prevent many crimes from occurring. Criminals often resort to breaking the law in one state and crossing over to another state to benefit from lack of cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the two states. Catching such criminals requires not only cooperation between two state police departments but also a national investigating agency that has jurisdiction over the whole country.
Body Paragraph 3: (Reason 3 supporting opinion)
Finally, extensive use of technology can help curtail crime rates. Since many criminals are active on social media websites such as Facebook, the investigating agencies scour through millions of social media posts to catch people who may try to commit crimes in the near future. This has been adopted as a credible and reliable strategy in the global war against terrorism.
Conclusion: (Conclude the essay with FUTURE and IMPACT)
Increasing crime rates – both small crimes such as a theft and heinous ones such as a terrorist strike – is a threat to modern social order. Adopting right strategy and tactics will help governments reduce crime rates and make society more peaceful and secure.
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