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How can the average citizen stop crime?

In the city where I live in the police is quite corrupt and many crimes go unpunished. Their response time is also terrible. As a result I began to think that the answer to crime and drug dealing does not lie within our government, but among us, the citizens. So I would like to know, do you know of any way for the average citizen to stop (or help stop) crime?

It doesn't matter if it's at the local, state or national level or if you suggest individual or collective acts, any suggestions will help. Thank you in advance.

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    Dec 5 2013: If you live in a democratic country, the police should be held accountable. Protests, media campaigns and the involvement of influential social voices would go a long way.
    But as they say, "charity begins at home". Since criminals didnt fall from Mars or Venus, families should bring up their children in a way that would make them fit in the society as responsible individuals.
    Parents teach a lot by the way they relate with each other at home. The police, being corrupt, is also a reflection of the society.

    If crime is to be a thing of the past, it would take a holistic approach by all stakeholders.
    • Dec 5 2013: You are right about that. The problem is that an irresponsible parent cannot teach responsibility to a kid, and the same applies to any other virtue. So there is no way for a parent to teach something he or she has never known which is the case of many individuals here. I guess the next question would be: how do we teach responsibility to an adult?

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