Crime And Its Effects On Urban Areas

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Crime is a familiar and perilous concern in American society, and crime damages the foundation of this America. The ongoing population shift from rural to urban areas has helped to facilitate crime in the United States through the decades. Showing the focused element and impact of crime in society and the consequence of crime in urban areas, is to better understand the people, and knowing that when criminals know the procedures of the crime they get new opportunity to do it. Examining the crimes can give insight into who and why, but there are many extenuating circumstances which need to be factored. Urbanization has given opportunity and capability for the criminal element to thrive. Criminal activities are an onus for any nation,…show more content…
(Department of Homeland Security 2017) Race will be defined as white and non-white. Crime also needs to be defined as “white collar” or “blue collar”, this allows for differentiation between who is committing which types of crime. the Letric Law Library defines white and blue collar crime as, “Blue-collar crime is a term given to criminal acts more likely to be committed by citizens of lower social class in society, such as those which inflict direct harm on the person or property of others. This is in contrast to white-collar crime, which is generally committed by citizens of higher social class, who are more likely to be presented with the opportunity to commit such crimes.” (Blue Collar Crime). Blue collar crimes are more likely to be of a violent nature and committed by people in a lower economic position. Although White collar crime can be extremely harmful, it is not generally physical, or physically damaging and for the most part committed by people of a higher social status. For the purposes of this paper, blue collar crime as it has been defined will be the focus. Urban crime is being committed at a higher rate than rural crime, according to National Crime Vitim’s Survey, “In 2012, the rate of violent victimizations reported by victims to the NCVS was 3,240 per 100,000 persons’ age 12 or older in urban areas, 2,380 per 100,000 persons’ age 12 or older in suburban areas, and 2,090 per 100,000
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