Commiting Crime


As we all know, sharp weapons are being used for thousands of years. In the early years they used sharp weapons for mostly survival like:

.hunting animals for food

. warfare

.self defense

.law enforcement

They have also used this to commit crimes however the amount of commitments don't seem to have decreased until today, it has increased highly within this modern society which is affected because of the amount of people who takes the advantage of high population to murder.

Reasons for commiting crimes

It has already been discussed by other BNC members of the reasons behind youngsters commiting crimes but now lets focus on adults.

. Bad paranting can definitaly be one as the growth is likely to show up when childrens turn older.

.Being addicted to alchohol and drugs.

.Great loss in business or maybe even in life because of losing someone.

.Poverty is another one because some people don't want to be poor for ever so they take bad shortcuts.

. low self-esteem

These would be main reasons for an adult commiting crimes and doing actoins that are against the law.


If crimes are captured you obviously have to face the consequences so here are they:

.Knife crime - four years in prison and£5,000 fine.

.Typically a convicted murderer is given a life sentence or even the death penalty for such an act.

. Stealing results in fines, which are usually proportionate to the amount stolen; higher theft amounts may result in greater fines.


If you are caught with a knife it doesn't matter if it was for your own protection or you were carrying it for someone else - you will be arrested and prosecuted. The average prison term for those jailed for carrying a knife has gone up from over seven months, with 81% serving at least three months, compared with 57% only 10 years ago. To carry a knife you would need an absolute valid reason like for those who are fishermen or carpet fitters however the rule only applies if there're at work. The explanations for rising knife crime have ranged from police budget cuts, to gang violence and disputes between drug dealers. Although knife crime is on the increase, it should be seen in context. It's relatively unusual for a violent incident to involve a knife, and rarer still for someone to need hospital treatment. Most violence are caused by people attacking ways which would be safer than attacking by strong weapons like: kicking shoving and slapping.So to find decreasing amount of crime, the government should bring really hard consequence so people understand and think what they'll face by attempting something before they try it.

Comments (6)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
    14 Jan 2019

    Hi victorious_snow,

    Well done for exploring some of the reasons you think explain the rise of violent crime and also for putting the rise into the context of a safe time.

    When you talk about death penalty, do you mean in other countries? The death penalty was abolished in the UK over 50 years ago. Do you think this was the right decision?

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    1. Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School
      Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Jan 2019

      Sorry, it's a fact that applies to other countries. But the UK should definitaley re-introduce death penalty as this may cause less crimes. This is because people might be scared of the consequences that they will have to face even if they attempted a crime.
      One thing we should Know though, if someone asks some one else to kill them that causes them to be arrested. However there are other countries which you can commit sucide or ask others to kill them. But luckily the uk have got stricter with this imediate actions that police takes. So the uk would surely be a very safe and special place to live in.

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
        victorious_snow's comment 15 Jan 2019

        I wonder if you can find some statistics here; is the crime rate lower in countries that have the death penalty?

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    2. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom
      Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 19 Jan 2019

      Although this is nothing to do with crime and more to do with the death sentence.
      The last death sentence using a guillotine was after the release of the first Star Wars movie, meaning, Star Wars was being watched while people were still using the guillotine.

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  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School
    15 Jan 2019

    My research suggests that over 60% of the world's population lives in death penalty. Countries including: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran, among all mostly Islamic countries, as is maintained in Japan and Sri Lanka are all sucured with death penalties.
    During a lengthy House debate regarding the bill, Representative Jack Minor (D-Flint) told his colleagues that studies show crime rates are lower in states without the death penalty however the figures think completely opposite with grate disagreements.

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  • Hanson-logo-250x250.jpg tenacious_revolution | Hanson Academy
    16 Jan 2019

    wow this is really interesting.....thats a lot of writing keep up the good work!

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