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Question by  deana (28)

What is the relationship between crime and poverty?


Answer by  elb (1105)

Neighborhoods with many poor people also tend to have higher rates of crime; the relationship is circular. Living in a high crime area makes it hard to save money and get ahead. Poverty, especially chronic unemployment, prompts people to try illegal means to get money. Each problem supports the other.


Answer by  Lisa6938 (485)

Criminology studies show a direct correlation between crime and poverty levels. Generally speaking, people from a lower socio-economic class are more likely to commit crimes. The reason for this is that there are fewer avenues for them to generate income in legal ways, due to lack of education.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

There is a strong link between the two. Poor people don't have money and desperation can set in. This is where crime begins. A lot of poverty stricken people have lost hope of anything and it doesn't matter to them if they go to prison for a crime.


Answer by  tom96 (95)

There is a tendency for crime to flourish in poor areas. This could be because poor people often see crime as an easy way to get money without working.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The impoverished lack education and means. In an effort to get what they cannot obtain through conventional means, they might resort to crime. Often, one crime leads to another through desperation and a lack of options.


Answer by  snappies (579)

There is a high correlation between crime and poverty. In some poverty stricken areas, crime is higher because people restort to theft, robbery and drug dealing. Poverty is harsh and many people have a difficult time climbing out of it. Often times they find crime an easy way out.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

A lot of times people who are in the situation where they have no money to make ends meet will often steal and do other various crimes in order to get money to pay for daily essentials. So the crime rate is usually higher among this income level.


Answer by  Anonymous

fufu crime is related to poverty because a majarity of those people who steal its not by choice but they are forced by the situation at hand.


Answer by  chaundacherry (58)

Crime is always higher where there's more poverty because children who have grown up not having what they want/need find their own way to get it and lots of times grow up seeing their parents do the same. it usually begins at a young age so by the time they are old enough to work, they don't want to.

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