To stop quality-of-life crimes, a community must understand the crimes. All people desire to have a quality life. The details that go into what defines quality are different from one person to another person. However, most people agree on the details that take qualities-of-life away such as sickness, lack of food, or lack of shelter. But what about a community?
What qualities of life should a community aspire to have? Most people would agree a thriving community is safe, has nice parks, and clean public areas to enjoy. There are concerns that hurt a community’s quality of life.
These concerns come in the form of graffiti, vandalism, and illegal dumping. Graffiti and vandalism bring an atmosphere of danger and heighten alertness, the opposite of feelings of safety. And Illegal dumping, besides the blight, introduces disease and toxic pollution, which can cause illness.
If a community wants to provide quality-of-life to its citizens’, then the community must place these concerns in the discussion.
- Remove graffiti and stop it from reoccurring.
- Obtain resources to end vandalism, such as cameras specifically designed to stop quality of life crimes, especially at parks.
- Create a successful illegal dumping program.
End the cycle of quality-of-life crimes!