What are the causes of crime, someone asked… In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes.
Truth is, crime can be anything, and there are many crimes in the world today without laws to guide or persecute ‘it’.
On a basic, the reasons for committing a crime include greed, anger, jealously, revenge, or pride. Some people decide to commit a crime and carefully plan everything in advance… have you watched “Money Heist” and/or “House of Cards”?
Well straight to it, below are the Top 10 causes of crime in the World –
1. Overpopulation: is the biggest cause of crime.
Increase in population is the biggest cause of crime and much of the world’s worries. Although population increase is related to each and every cause mentioned here, it still needs to be looked at as a cause of crime.
The increase of population triggers of a dynamo effect in society and this leads to the creation of more people with some form of frustration or resentment towards society as such.
2. : Poverty:
Economic deprivation or simply poverty is a major cause of crime all around the world. People are often driven to great lengths of desperation by poverty and this is a major cause of crime all around the world.
The fact that such frustration is created is in itself a very dangerous thing for society on the whole as global inflation has risen significantly over the last few years. Although it does seem that in our world today, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
3. Politics: This one nah normal scam.
Politics is often a cause of crime. It is seen that many political associations all around the world have their own mafias running which they use to manipulate and subjugate people. Political power is often misused to take advantage of weaker groups and people and the dissidence that rises out of such situations often force the victims to resort to crimes. Politics is more related to crime on a much larger and a much heinous level than anything else.
Discrimination based on race is a serious issue all around the world. All humans are in a way racist towards some people in some part of the world or another.
Racism has contributed a lot of unrest to many places all around the world and it’s mostly because of one or two idiots that such crimes are given birth to. It is a sad fact of the world that we live in that we end up discriminating against something that is the same flesh and blood underneath even though the external appearance and the origins may be different.
5. TV violence:
TV violence has gone up to staggering levels and it does not help when people are influenced and try to emulate such acts of violence.
I have, when I have the time to, seen children of celebrities sing to violent and sexual songs from beginning to end and even dance perfectly to it with their parent clapping to it and the fans giving it enormous likes in support, what other things do they watch on TV?
TV violence is a major cause of crime especially among younger people that are unable to differentiate between fiction and reality. Since TV has become such an integral part of people’s lives now days, it is important to draw clear lines between what is real and what is not.
6: Regionalism: is a major cause of crime and unrest among people.
Such people that harbor such regionalist feelings often go to great lengths to commit crimes against other communities. This fact is often ignored by people and the administrative bodies as they too are caught up in classifications of people by region. It is often that a victim of such regionalism gets influenced and enters the world of crimes.
7. Family conditions: are one of the causes of crime.
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There are a lot of things that go on in families that often cause people to get into a life of crime. Here again there are a lot of different conditions that lead a person into crime.
Abuse during formative years from family members and other such acts also instigate a person into a life of crime.
People who are neglected by their families and do not get the love and attention that they desire also get into criminal activities.
Family violence and other issues are also related to crime in many ways.
8. Depression and other social and mental disorders:
Depression is also a major cause of crime. Other than depression, people with grave mental disorders also end up committing crimes.
Such people should be treated before their tendencies and ailments get out of hand. A person under depression or some other serious mental disorder can also easily cause harm to themselves.
And ow! Here is a beautiful piece on social media and how it affects mental health., I want you to read (Open on a new tab), and let me know what you think.
9: Drugs: are a bane, no matter how we look at them.
A person addicted to drugs is unable to support their addiction and more often than not they end up in a life of crime to fuel their habits. It is not unknown anywhere in the world that a drug addict ends up committing crimes to raise money for their habits.
Besides that there are also a large number of people that are involved in the drug trade. Though these people may not really be drug users themselves, they often lure others into drugs and crimes.
10. Victim of unfair rulings and the correction system (prison system):
Victims of unfair or incorrect rulings from court often cause people to enter a life of crime. It often happens that a person is a victim of chance and happens to fall into crimes.
Besides that, people are also often falsely accused of committing crimes which ends up in a court conviction. Jails or prisons often make worse criminals out of people because of the conditions that exist there. Corrections anywhere does not involve major rehabilitation for criminals and more often than not they end up being thrown in overpopulated jails full of people who are either victims or perpetrators of crimes more serious than their own. The declassification of people in prisons is also a major cause of crime creation.
So that’s it!
If you have any of these issues and think the only way is to commit crime, can you please see a therapist, doctor, DOP or PPRO (good Police men) or someone you can trust and empty your ‘heart’. I also believe ‘talking’ solves problem.
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