Crime Rates Increase The Robbery Rates Essay

913 Words Oct 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Robbery rates have always fluctuated depending on many outside factors. Currently we are experiencing a trend of decreasing robbery rates. The academics are intrigued and eager to see why this is happening. This paper will examine and summaries the current state of academic literature to see what academics say it is happening. People commit robbery for endless reasons. However poverty is a factor that plays huge role if someone is to commit a crime. Poverty is feeling of hopelessness because you do not have financial means to support yourself and your loved ones to the standard that society had deemed fit. Robbery is an act of taking goods or service from someone with a threat of force or intimidation. The question we should ask our self’s is Does poverty rates have effect on robbery rates? As poverty rates increase the robbery rates should increase also. Bjerk (2010) developed a model to asses whatever poverty correlates with crime rates in neighborhood including robbery. He found that poor individual values additional money he receives about his fixed income than rich individual thus poor person has bigger motive to steal. The model also show that individual incentives to be more violent raise as poverty in the neighborhood increases. Also that as the neighborhood is segregated and makeup of the population that are left are primarily poor robbery and other violent crime rates will skyrocket. This is because neignorhood feels abandoned as social and economic ties to…

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