The way forward is to change the way crime is dealt with and it needs doing as soon as possible. There is no time to lose as it will only deteriorate. The problem is everyone gets used to crime as it increases gradually and slowly over the years. Please don't use modified statistics to show crime is not that bad after all, I for one would not be fooled by that.
cctv cameras may be of some use in catching criminals but they alienate the good citizens. cctv does not deter people from being attacked only helps in investigation. I would not feel happy to know that after being attacked / murdered that they might get caught. The ways to attend to the crime problems are manyfold and must be tackled at source.