IT IS in this time of the year when most people have their money from their Christmas bonuses and other perks from their employers. The economy is at a boom when people start to receive blessings and in return spend this money to buy some commodities whether for necessity or luxury.
Workers having their financial incentives are at their happiest month of the year after working hard for eleven months. In fact, December is the most awaited month for most employees due to these benefits while people in business rake in more profit due to high sales.
On the contrary, there are still people, especially the unemployed, who take this month as ordinary as the past months because they are waiting for nothing except for dole-outs or other acts of benevolence from those who are aplenty with finances.
In the darker world, there are those who would not want to exert efforts to earn but rather resort to illegal means to gain at the expense of other people who can be easily made as their prey.
As per statistics of law enforcement authorities, there is this rise of index crimes or those which can be considered ordinary or day-to-day crimes that transpire in communities during this season.
As noted, there is this surge of various illegal activities like robbery, hold-up, snatching, theft, akyat-bahay, budul-budol, salisi and others with the same intent of having material gain.
Perhaps for some criminals, they need to gain more during this period for them to cope up with the trend of people receiving money and buying things they would enjoy. For one, perpetrators of such crimes are aware that their victims probably have money because it’s the time of abundance.
The rise in the number of crimes has placed the police on alert. If we are to observe, there are police augmentations in crowded places such as malls for easy and quick response to situations.
Terrorists and extremists have the tendency to sow terror in places of interests such as shopping places because of the crowd that flocks to these destinations for the holidays shopping.
For shopping citizens, there is no better deterrent to crimes than being vigilant at all times. We can always report to the authorities any suspicious persons or suspicions actions that may result into the perpetration of a crime.
Further, we can do the shopping without bringing much of our money. We can always have in our pockets that are ample enough to buy some things for our spree.
For those leaving their houses and having their vacations somewhere else, they can leave someone they trust to guard their residences and be spared from house robbers. In this way, we can deter the commission of any crime.
While there is this increase in criminal incidents, we have the means to somehow be safe this Christmas.
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