throughout history statistics have shown that poorer areas are more crime stricken than richer ones. i think it's safe to assume that most crimes start out as a crime out of necessity. It is true that crimes also happen out of greed, but this is not a question on what causes more crime.
Poverty is surely a cause of crime , the rich or we can say us ( some of us ) are giving money to the poor to commit crimes in order to get money ,
the poor are greedy for money and would do whatever it takes to get money , even will not think twice before doing a murder, they this do not hesitate to take the money offered and walk out with a crime on their back
If anything, crime is more associated with rich SCALE economies, which lead to alienation and transactional relationships, stripping away social cohesion that prevents crime.
A truly subsistence society situation doesn't afford one the leisure of committing crime, and antisocial behavior is far more destructive. In modern economies, criminal behavior can be absorbed far easier, the magnitude of effect is lessened, but also crime is sort of swept under the rug.
It may be true that within a society and racial groups, relative income is predictive of criminal propensity, but I would argue that relative income is also a dependent function of intelligence, emotional maturity, social cohesion, and other characteristics. In other words, it isn't the poverty causing crime, it is the native characteristics of the population that causes crime and also leads to poverty.
Money is the root of all evil.” How many times have you heard that? I’ve heard it more times than I can count. Its a popular thing to say, but I don't think it is true.People (of any income level) who rob, rape, and murder do so because they lack a functioning conscience and moral self-control. It is not material poverty that causes violent crime, but poor character.
No, poverty is not the cause of crime, because rich people often commit crime too. Crime makes you poor of course, because you have to pay court costs and fees, and often lose your driver's license, but there is nothing about poverty that inherently makes someone commit a crime. Some people just do not conform their behavior to the requirements of the law.