Sentenza wrote:Yea and now we are getting to the core of the problem. Most western countries have a well organized law enforcement system..
That is also, why many asian countries like China, Japan or Singapur and also a couple of islamic countries have traditionally low crime rates. The saying "The grass must bend, when the wind blows across it" perfectly reflects that philosophy. When the government orders you to do something you must follow or you will be taken out. This has been practised over centuries in East Asia and led to a very disciplined attitude. The punishments that were implemented for only the most minor crimes in ancient japan make extremist muslims & the Sharia look like a fucking joke.
Social control is also the key word. Intact family- and social structures are the best crime preventor. Which means for example that if you live in Cairo and you steal something, most probably someone in the neighbourhood will know you and tell your family and they will punish you hard or in the worst case expel you from the family. You will loose everything. That is the reason, why Cairo, the largest city in Africa, with more then 20 Million people living there has a very low crime rate.
Now if you grow up in a favela in Brazil as an orphan and all the people around you are crackheads, no one will give a shit about you and you dont have anything to loose.
All these structures have been destroyed in southern Africa and South America.