Special report: Poverty goes hand-in-hand with crime

There are 2 comments on the Apr 1, 2009, York Dispatch story titled Special report: Poverty goes hand-in-hand with crime. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

While the causes of crime in a community can vary widely, one factor remains constant, according to a national crime expert -- poverty.

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Dave

Wrightsville, PA

#1 Apr 1, 2009
If poverty causes crime, how does one explain Bernie Madoff?
Dave

Wrightsville, PA

#2 Apr 1, 2009
I'm convinced that people who live in crime ridden neighborhoods do not want the crime to be fought. How else to explain the cries of racism the minute the cops show up?

A safe neighborhood's rents and property values go up, and attract the dreaded gentrification, which, to some, equates to racism. Otherwise how would one explain the repeated election of politicians to lead our cities, who, like Brenner, refuse to effectively fight crime?

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