Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:55 PM by KOMU 8 Digital Staff
Updated: Sep 29, 2013 3:01 PM
COLUMBIA - Many mid-Missourians who say they are worried about crime suggest part of the solution can be found in schools and community outreach programs.
Education and after-school programs were mentioned by numerous respondents in the KOMU 8 News "Crime in Your Community" survey.
A Columbia woman said schools need to offer more than just a basic education and should have classes on "learning respect, basic work ethics, self esteem and laws."
A Columbia man suggested more programs focusing on poor and minority teens. He said, "Hopeless kids become reckless criminals."
The survey will remain open until 6 p.m. Monday. Readers can participate below.