Poverty, Income Inequality, and Community Crime Rates
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...crime are vulnerable groups that have a likelihood of increasing in size during tough economic conditions, especially in areas with poor income distribution. In times of economic crisis, large numbers of citizens may undergo severe, or even sudden, income reductions (Clark, 2014). In regions where absolute and relative poverty manifest, increased crime rates are the result of negative or decreased economic empowerment, income inequality, and widespread rates of unemployment. Indeed, over the long term, these conditions may cause an increase in the proportion of citizens who identify unlawful activities as solutions to their problems. Whilst this may seem like a simple explanation... Poverty, Income...