Friday, February 16, 2007

The way of the gun

As readers of my blog have no doubt deduced that I work in south London the recent shootings have been headline news for the last week.

So are we saying that these young teenagers are running around with guns ? I don't agree

Is it a parental supervision issue ?

Is there any real answer to these awful crimes. I know there is no simple solution and only a multi faceted approach will ever begin to address these issues , but also its worth to note that is not just a black community issue but a whole community issue.

What I do know is that these young men in all likely hood never envisaged that their world would end so quickly and so brutality and no doubt the families are devastated, my thoughts and sympathies goes out to those left behind.

What are your thoughts ?
Investigations - 183 | Crimes Solved- 85 | No Crime - 47
% Detection rate - 46.4 % (Counting year April 08 )

Investigations - 129 | Crimes Solved- 53 | No Crime - 36
% Detection rate - 49.3 % (Counting year April 07 )