The ‘Rank System’

Kalco with his custom pistol Aelishan

In my scifi stories the way crime is kept low is what is called the ‘rank system.

You can read in detail about it here:

Essentially, when anyone commits a crime they are assigned a bounty and a point value based on the severity.  Criminals can turn on each other to gain the bounty but to also reduce their own crime.  Thus there is a ‘traitor’ element to crime now so that people can redeem themselves by turning enough other criminals in.

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