Why is there more crime in poorer areas than in richer ones?

India
November 3, 2006 10:59am CST
Does it mean that richer people are good and poor people are bad? Or is there some factor that people ought to look into before things go from bad to worse?
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@baronarthur (4188)
• Indonesia
6 Nov 06
What is crime? If you define crime as steals, fights, kills and something else like that, than you must ask, what is a steal, fight, kill? I think, rich people do crime more than poors, but we can't see it. The crime that the rich do is worse than the poor. They kill many poors with economics. Stealing with strategy...
@ondo1015 (1885)
• Philippines
7 Nov 06
bike,honda - bike
That's a political crime
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@devan23 (244)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I think crime is worse in poorer areas because some people feel they need to steal to get what they don't have. Also a lot of gangs out there.
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• India
3 Nov 06
Yeah... and I also feel lack of education is a cause... what say you?
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@Haitad (5)
• Ethiopia
7 Nov 06
No rich peoples make serious crimes than poors one of mylot user respond it in better way above,but the problem is rich peoples crime is always covered by money basically especially in developing countries the problem of being poor is because of the worest crime made by rich peoples
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@thefyxer (505)
• United States
7 Nov 06
i think poor people are hungry so they steal to get something to eat-rich people are not better-they just in a better position-even so they steal too sometimes
• Mexico
7 Nov 06
I think in poorer areas alot of people resort to crime as an only option or just because they think that there life is bad anyway, crime wouldnt make it any worse. Education is a major factor and i think that richer areas probably have better security protection on their houses as well as more neighboor hood watches and security. Its a shame i see it here where i live, not so much the crime..well actually someone stole the company credit card the other day! but richness and poor. One street you have million dollar mansions and the next you have tin shacks where builders work in.
@noobbox (24)
• United States
7 Nov 06
People don't need to fight for things if they're rich
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@ondo1015 (1885)
• Philippines
7 Nov 06
because of jobless, and bystanders arealways in the streets not on work
3 Nov 06
There are mnay famous criminologists who have tried to answer this question - you should try and find some information written by the chicago school of criminology. Alot of it is about the whole nature v's nurture debate... but if you simply wanted my own opinion, I think crime is higher is poorer areas because there are less job opportunities, less educational facilities and if it's what some people grow up around, it's pretty much inevitable they will follow in the same path.
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• Mexico
3 Nov 06
I know there is crimein rich areas also but obviously there is more in poorer areas because they are morein need of the things they steal or if they kill it is because ignorance..Money can give you a lot of things and most of the time its education...MOST OF THE TIME not all...
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• India
7 Nov 06
No... its just similar to the survival of the fittest. Humans are in certain ways just animals of a higher kind. So the poorer and the hungry and the downtrodden are forced to stal to fill their belly.
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