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To: M Kehoe

To say crime has little to do with economics is a huge understatement. I do agree with you that poverty alone doesn’t cause crime. If you look at crime rates though they are almost always higher in high poverty areas.

I’m not saying that being poor makes you a criminal or is a direct cause of crime.

I’m saying being poor gives you less opportunities and statistically increases the likelihood that you may resort to crime.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 4:03:26 PM PST by RobertIII_82
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To: RobertIII_82

M Kehoe and Robert III are correct here, and Robert, an informed opinion is better than an ill-informed one. We know enough about crime to know that economics play a significant role. Not the only role, but a significant one. So much so that saying “my opinion is it has to do with economics” is akin to saying, “my opinion is the earth is round.” Someone could disagree with you, but they would, in fact, be wrong.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 8:31:00 AM PST by andrew27
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