i think anywhere where discipline and respect for others, in particular parents and the law has broken down for whatever reason, there is potential for these hidious crimes. I feel it all starts with the home situation and sadly now schools also seem to have their hands tied.
To some degree we have made our bed and now must lie in it. On top of this, glamourising violence and gangs culture through various media aimed at young kids, can’t be good.
Also, we are a small over crowded country. If you take serious incident percentage per population number, i’m not sure that the UK is worse than anywhere else?
Sadly, i have to say i really hope the creature that did this crime is caught and dealt with harshly, however young. The punishment must fit the crime to set an example, otherwise what hope for change? The parents of the murdered child deserve this at the very least.