More Jobs Less Crimes

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Are More Jobs or More Police the solution to ending crimes?




Dominique J. Lacey

Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for History 2112

Submitted To:

Dr. John L. Rhodes, Sr.


March 9, 2011

I have and honest belief that more jobs throughout America could possibly be the solution to ending most crimes around the country. Truth is that many U.S. citizens, who commit burglaries or break- ins, only do it because they are in need of money. If everyone in the country had a steady flow of income in their household there would be no reason for any of us to engage in criminal acts of violence. Having a set career keeps the average person quite busy, or even having a minimum wage job. With everyone working day after day, there will be no time for committing any illegal acts, and there will certainly be no need for it. According to CNN, the best economic year for the U.S. was 2003. The crime rate for that year was not as high as it has been in the past few years. This makes my decision of more jobs being the solution even more convincing. If we really take a good look at our country we can clearly conclude that the economy is a key factor; and not only in the U.S., but around the world. There is an old saying that goes “Money makes the world go around,” and I’m starting to believe that every word of it is true. Before we can change the world we have to change the people who are in it. Before we can change the people we have to slow down the crime rate, and to do that we must get criminals off of the streets and in decent jobs. It has been proven that in the U.S. the states with the highest employment rate are the states with the least crime rates. The Statistics Bureau of Labor states that North Dakota have the highest employment rate, and also holds the record as one of the few states having the lowest crime rate in the U.S. As I have said before the economy plays a major part in the worlds flow, and what better...
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