Unemployment Rate Causes Crime in US U.S. crime rates have dramatically rose over the past few decades. Crime rates are the factor of many variables but perhaps the most interesting is the unemployment rate.
Given the steady relationship of crime rates and the unpredictable rate of unemployment, the following paper outlines the correlation post-recession. Factors potentially affecting the increase in the crime rate are those of high unemployment, the population of a particular city or town and police force – reducing crimes is potentially dependent on the police force. The evidence for violent crime is considerably weaker.