People don't take time to really think about crime until it happens to them, then they want the government to take action or they take action themselves. The government offers different laws and build more prison to try and curtail crime but it is not helping and they know this.
So if one approach is not working try a different one. Send people to prison and give them the real chance to become a productive member of society. The inmates are feed up with the life of always looking out for the police and going back and forth to jail and prison.
A majority feel that they are in darkness and there's no light at the end of the tunnel. So they make do with what they have to try and survive. Someone should work to bring light to the darkness that they feel they are in.