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Scotland has been named the most violent country in the developed world by a United Nations report.

The study found that, excluding murder, Scots were almost three times as likely to be assaulted as Americans.

Victims of crime in 21 countries were interviewed by the UN, but senior Scots police officers criticised the study.

The survey concluded that 2,000 Scots were attacked every week. That figure is 10 times the number recorded in official police figures. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4257966.stm
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Learn about how Scotland reduced violent crimes by adopting a public health and multi-agency approach in this short video: https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/1856205854434208/
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What are your thoughts on the matter?
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Believe it or not - Education and treating people like humans works rather than layers and layers of laws and bureaucracy actually works...
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Finally there's a country that actually putting the meaning behind corrections and reform. The u.s. is nearly all privatized imprisoning that thrives on people committing crime and they have no interest whatsoever in actually re rehabilitating inmates to learn how to live a productive life after they leave prison.
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Education work, in Netherlands there are professionals who help and educate inmates and give them a chance to have a future when they go out, that's why they are closing down some of the prisons.
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The victims should get their fair share of justice too. It should be a combination of getting appropriate punishment and getting appropriate help.
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My concern is these are primarily Male crimes and the females are the victims...make sure the victims are compensated and these men have to pay them for the pain they cause. This patriarchal nonsense must stop and the rights of women to education, careers and equal pay needs to be a priority.
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This is called finding the root of the problem
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Educational opportunities for all young children and beyond. It gives a chance as adults to move into the mainstream economy and society and belong somewhere as a member of community. There will always be a small number of troubled or unmotivated people that cannot be helped. However, I believe that given a chance most people want security,a sense of belonging somewhere and to be able to support themselves independently. I agree with President Obama when he remarked," You don't want to pay for education...see how much it will cost."
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This article misses out an important element of partnership working in the evening economy .. introducing the Best Bar None initiative to licensed premises in the city centre to set and improve good licensing practice (now city wide and the largest and most sustained BBN initiative Scotland and in the UK) and introduction of marshalled taxi ranks in the city centre.. working in unison and with licensees this has impacted hugely on violent crimes
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