The other solution to the problem of violent crime in the Bahamian society is based on the reduction of the high unemployment rate in the Bahamas. It is known that Alex Sokoloff, a well-known political and economic advisor for the embassy in the Bahamas, states that “various economic conditions, such as unemployment are the driving force behind the crime wave.” (Todd) The reduction of the high unemployment rate will help to establish healthy conditions of human activity. Those young men who committed crimes in the Bahamas will be able to get jobs and earn money by fair means. Moreover, they will have no spare time to commit crimes as they will be busy at work.
One more solution to the existing problem of increasing violent rate in the Bahamian society is focused on strengthening of drug and weapons border control. It is known that most crimes in the Bahamas are committed by drug takers. If drag trafficking is under control, the criminal situation in the Bahamian society will be changed. Moreover, according to the report of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, “there may be an increase in the transport of drugs through the Bahamas.” (An Increase in Drug Trafficking through the Bahamas?) That is why it is very important for the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Drug Enforcement Unit to utilize all resources in order to strengthen drug and weapons border control. Besides, strengthening of drug and weapons border control will give an opportunity to reduce drug trade and weapons trade in the Bahamas. It means that less people will be involved in drug trafficking. In addition, the number of armed crimes will be reduced. It means that less people will be killed in the streets of the Bahamas.
In conclusion, it is necessary to say that the issue concerning violent crime situation in the Bahamian society is really an important one and requires appropriate solutions. In this situation, it will be better to enhance the Royal Bahamas Police involvement in all spheres of human activity, including social life, economic and cultural events. Moreover, it will be better to implement some strategies in order to reduce unemployment in the Bahamas and to strengthen drug and weapons border control.
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