year a primary factor to crime and

year of 2011 the country was categorized as 3rd in a report of all the countries that had the highest crime rates in the world by Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. Jamaica has turned for its worst over the past few years. The local newspapers and televisions stations are packed each day with stories of shootings, murders, kidnapping, robberies, imputes among the two parties and Scamming which has taken over the western parishes of the country. There are several factors which may contribute to crime and violence in Jamaica. These factors include lack of education, poverty, lack of jobs, poor justice system and improper methods of dealing with conflicts, abuse that are influenced in the homes and the list goes on.
Firstly, the lack of jobs in the country is a primary factor to crime and violence in our country. There are thousands of youngsters upon graduating from high school with five or more CXCs and still can’t find any jobs so many of them turn to crime and violence to sustain themselves just to survive and the youngsters who have no qualification are and fail in getting a job are approached by gangs which requte them to carry their wrong doings which makes them menace to society at large. In Jamaica as a youngster if he or she has no form of qualification nowhere will want to accommodate them so they think their only way out is to tur to felonies such as drug sale especially marijuana and robberies. And If they were asked why they did all that they would say just to make a living to survive and yes there are many situation were children whose parents that are out of their jobs, sell drugs to make money for their children tuition for higher education.

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