Vandalism, burglary, theft and vehicle crime are the most likely offenses.
The terraced houses in London, although connected to their neighbors, look appealing. A poll found that not one person wanted to live in a tower block flat. The vast majority preferred a house on a street.
People living in poorer areas of towns and cities are more likely to be affected than those in rich neighborhoods or the country.
A spokesperson for a home insurance firm warned that property crime accounts for 72% of all police-recorded crime. See the full Mirror Online story.
What makes this so? Is it peer group pressure of the close living quarters? Humans live together for protection and convenience. But overcrowding can lead to the opposite.
Many theories have been expounded on what causes crime and criminal behavior. Genes, environment, or a bad diet?
You are what you eat. Fatty foods reduce productivity. Science bears this out. According to a Cambridge University study, treadmill performance of lab rats on five days on a high-fat diet declined by half. And the rats eating fatty food began to falter on a maze test they had been trained on. The healthier rats were able to find more treats. Although there have been court cases blaming behavior on genes, I think bad behavior is a result of poor nutrition, an undisciplined or uncaring upbringing, and the influence of peers. The latter more than the others in my experience.
I'm not a scientist or an authority on anything. But I have personal experience in raising a criminal son. He was born a loving and extremely generous individual, and advanced to become a gifted child. We were told that such people need extra stimulation and can turn toward big business, or the opposite way, to criminal activities. I gave him all the love, care and attention he demanded as a youngster.
When we moved to the country because of his father's nervous breakdown, he spent long hours on the school bus each way from home. That's when peer group pressure got to him, broke him down and released an inner dragon, which eventually led to his death.
What do you attribute as the cause of criminal behavior?