This kind of shit has been happening round my area for ....ing years. I was beaten up when i was 11 by a 17 year drug addict because i had a BMX that i was taking back to the police and he wanted to try and make it out that i stole it and tried to get money out of me. Broke my nose, bruises all over my head and kind of a fear of going out.
A few years ago a guy was hit round the head with a metal pole just because he won a game of pool and the other guy got annoyed.
Then there's the girl who was in my school year at school who has been put away for a few years (that's right, A FEW YEARS, not life like it should be!) for taking part in raping a baby with her boyfriend. But she was considered a victim because her boyfriend apparently influenced her.
Then there's all the drug addicts walking the streets and hanging around the town who you just want to go up to and give a ....ing good hiding. You can't even protect yourself any more, because you hurt some one and the other guy is considered a victim because of his bad up bringing that has caused him to take the money and possessions you worked hard for. .... that!
I've been considering moving out of the country since a very close friend of mine is moving the America for a few months to study, it's given me a drive to get the .... out of here. But only when i think i'm ready to (and possibly leave my family behind which i'm not keen on )and can support myself.