Crime: Crime and Crime Rates Increases Essay

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Poverty affects our environment and the economy of our country. Poverty sometimes is a carry on legacy that will remain based on lack of opportunities. These people who are poor are often associated because they can’t have enough to provide for them and all their family. Poor people are often helped by us (the population) and our government; they are being helped with our tax money by providing them with welfare, food stamps, unemployment checks and a free shelter.
In the article of “Hunger In America” states that the monetary crisis that we are going through in our current century and the growth of poor people population, the article explains how children suffering because their families can’t provide for them a steady meal, and a safe shelter. These kids are forced by the circumstances to drop out of school and work instead to help their household with food and money. Often these actions are not good enough to provide food and shelter for the whole family for that reason they turn to crime.
NO way out of poverty and having little to none options makes head of household commit unlawful acts. Therefore crime rates increases. Most common crimes in these cases are robbery, burglary among others.
The money given to the poor population sometimes is not managed properly by them therefore the problem is not solved and most of these families will not look for a better life since they are just fine with minimum. Crimes in rural areas are high based on the money obtain by poor families is not enough, teens grow up in the environment of crime and lastly crime is the only option they know. Poor people are often used as the

Getaway of blaming, community blames poor people for the whole amount of crimes in the nation. Some studies have proven this wrong and that white collar crime is currently on the rise. It is not arguable that more violent crimes happen in poor areas such as robbery, grand theft auto, burglary etc., this is as a cause of necessity and lack of opportunities for poor people.
The poor are more likely to be arrested; if arrested, they are more likely to be charged; if charged, more likely to be convicted; if convicted, more likely to be sentenced to prison; and if sentenced, more likely to be given longer prison terms than