IChee
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IChee asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

If abject poverty is the 'root cause' of crime,as many suggest, why is it only a small % in poor areas that?

preys on it's many also poor neighbors? Why does crime in fact broach all social classes?Me thinks this is a convenient EXCUSE to BLAME others?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Yeah, it's pretty much just an excuse for leftists to riot, pillage and write dopey Sociology papers.

    Source(s): ‡ Corrupt leftists excuse.
  • 9 years ago

    It's very clearly established by statistics that poverty breeds crime. The argument is whether or not some people are inherently poor, or if there are complex reasons that entire nations and regions of the world are poor.

  • 9 years ago

    Poverty is not the 'root cause' of crime- it is one factor among many, depending on the situation. When Donald Trump rips people off and 'bends' the law (not to mention Enron, polluters, human rights abusing dictators, etc), its not because of poverty, its because of a lack of values.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Its always a small percent. But that small percent is a higher percent than that which occurs in different economic conditions. And not only that, such crime tends to be far more devestating to people lower on the economic scale.

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  • 9 years ago

    Increasingly, people tend to resist hurting others.

    It's safer when everyone is doing well- even the accident rate goes down.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    the murder rate of 100 years ago was much higher than todays. was it the fault of MTV?

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