Many types of crime often show that people have other problems in their lives. For example, many incidents where people steal money or food are related not to violence but rather to unmet needs. As supported by research, a society where the difference between poor and rich people is big has higher crime rates. This essay argues that inequality leads to higher crime rates because people have low trust and limited resources.
First, societies with high inequality have several groups with very different lifestyles. While wealthy individuals live a comfortable life, poor communities do not earn enough money to survive. As a result, these groups do not trust each other, and they do not cooperate to make a living well for everybody. Second, people who do not earn enough money may see crime as the only option to survive. Desperate individuals can turn to crime because they do not believe society can improve.
To sum up, crime rates are related to equality in society. If wealthy individuals exploit poor communities, they do not trust each other. Desperate people can start seeing crime as the only way out of poverty. Such crimes as stealing are often committed by those who do not have enough to live. Inequality is a reason for crime, and stopping it can bring a peaceful world to all humans.