What Are The Effects Of Crime In Society?

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Jackie Russell answered
Crime has a negative effect in a number of ways, which helps to explain why there have been laws to punish such behavior since almost the dawn of man's existence on the planet. From costing companies profit, which can result in layoffs and downsizing, there are many other negative effects that can hurt society as a whole.

Crimes such as theft and shoplifting costs companies billions of a year. This and the security measures to stop theft raise the prices of everyday goods, since the expense must be passed on to the consumer. Thefts and shoplifting at smaller companies can mean the difference between a profitable existence and going out of business.

One factor of crime that is not often accounted for is the cost of police and security forces. Police forces cost millions and millions of dollars each year even for an average sized city or town. Security guards are also costs that are passed from company  to consumer, driving up the price of any number of goods. The costs to build and maintain prisons are also a burden to taxpayers in every society on the planet. Prisoners must be fed, clothed, and monitored every day and the costs to taxpayers runs into the millions especially in America, where a larger percentage of the population is imprisoned than any other country in the world.

There are so many negative effects that crime has on a society that entire books have been written on the subject. The costs of locking up a criminal, who will pay no taxes and only drain from society while locked up plus the costs of the actual crime are simply staggering. Man has figured out how to land a man on the moon and cure most diseases, but we still have a long way to go to figure out how to stop crime and violence in modern times.
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The Instigator answered
Why, are there positive effects?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think this calls for speculation, it does many things, none of which are good.  Mainly I think, Crime erodes the idealism that we all attempt to achieve.  It costs employers billions every year from theft, it costs individual families an income earner, it costs grandma a chance to be with grandson.  The effects of crime on an improved society are staggering.  When your liberty has be removed, and your sitting jail, you see how serious crime can be.  Most of all greed wants for something for nothing at the expense of others, thats why it's one of the seven deadly sins
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grace raye answered
Crime has bad effects it makes people feel unsafe. It also is  bad for stores
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Anonymous commented
What kind of stupid comment is that?? Anyway, the effects of crime in society is that it contributes to the loss of lives, the destruction of impressionable characters such as a juvenile delinqnent could influence his friend to engage in negative activities. Also, the escalation in crime can cause people to be cautious as they may not pemit their children to play outside and the labeling of those fr deteriorating communities as part of the "problem" and the racial solidarity may become unstable.
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Anonymous commented
What kind of stupid comment is that?? Anyway, the effects of crime in society is that it contributes to the loss of lives, the destruction of impressionable characters such as a juvenile delinqnent could influence his friend to engage in negative activities. Also, the escalation in crime can cause people to be cautious as they may not pemit their children to play outside and the labeling of those fr deteriorating communities as part of the "problem" and the racial solidarity may become unstable.

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