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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: carolyn, I avoid becoming friends with even minor criminals because I'm afraid that they will just exploit or abuse me in some way.
      • Dec 5 2013: I think Carolyn is talking more about prevention here. Connecting with someone that is hurting and helping them before they resort to crime (correct me if I'm wrong here Carolyn).

        Regarding your fears, well, they are well funded. Still, it may be a partial solution to trust at least minor criminals a little bit to see if they can make a change (and encouraging them to make that change happen too, of course).
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          Dec 5 2013: I guess a person should do what comes naturally? For me it just doesn't come naturally, at the moment, to associate with bad people. There are enough good people to associate with. Maybe in time I will change.
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          Dec 6 2013: well, c, would you be friends with someone you really didn't want to be friends with just to save them from drifting into committing crimes? They would become your "project"?

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