St. John's Coun. Jonathan Galgay is calling on the provincial government to develop a plan to tackle crime.
Galgay said Tuesday Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the last provinces in Canada to put a crime prevention strategy in place.
"The strategy itself would outline government's position in terms of the education system, working with young children, teaching them about preventative measures of which they can avail, to avoid getting out into any type of crime," he said.
Galgay said preventative measures could be as simple as after-school events to keep children busy and involved.
"It could be as simple as setting up a game of road hockey or a little get-together after school with children. All these are preventative measures of crime."