Looking at the pace of crimes in Australia, it is estimated that the country can soon turn out to be riskier and unfriendly for international people (especially students) to enter into. Be it terrorism or drug related crimes, it is important to establish proper security standards and enforce more police in crime prone areas. These options can possibly reduce the crimes and make the country safer for people to live in.
People find that it is safe in the day time and unsafe as time progresses to the night. Out of several crimes listed, majority of them find that transportation within the region is becoming difficult day by day and there are a number of cyber criminals (Survey Monkey, 2017).
Adding to this point, the respondents have faced challenges during their travel in suburbs. Although some found it to be safe, many students who are new to the country recall that they are unsafe. As already mentioned, the night time movement is insecure to them. The common location where it was found insecure is the underground passage where homeless people reside.
The questions were raised to the respondents on three areas – public security, consumption of marijuana and drug trafficking that can impact the locals. Over 41% of the respondents have answered that marijuana is not healthy and should not be encouraged to the people around. There is a difference between the impact of a crime and a particular crime that the person is worried about. While it is found that transportation and drug related crimes affect their safety, terrorism stands as a threat to the international students.
The neighbourhood is becoming dangerous to 66% of the people as there is a risk of facing a drug trafficking incident. Drug is found to be the culprit of all the possible factors (Survey Monkey, 2017).
Most of them answered that it is compulsory to organize a neighbourhood crime watch program that can spread awareness as well as inform their responsibilities (Survey Monkey, 2017). Few others find that security tightening is another way to reduce such crimes.