Many factors contribute to crimes, including need or want for money, feelings of anger, envy or vengeance, the decay of family values, and the desire for control. In some cases, people commit crimes for self-serving reas... More »

Street crime is caused by a combination of individual and external factors. Some external factors include social circumstances, such as poverty, degraded urban environments, lack of social support and gang activity. Some... More »

There are many causes of juvenile delinquency, including poor parenting, peer pressure, aggressive pre-disposition, neighborhood, school life or performance and mistreatment. The issue of nature versus nurture has been w... More »

Street crime is caused by a combination of individual and external factors. Some external factors include social circumstances, such as poverty, degraded urban environments, lack of social support and gang activity. Some... More »

Inchoate crimes involve taking steps toward directly or indirectly participating in a crime, including solicitation, conspiracy or the attempt to commit a crime. Other types of inchoate crimes include being an accomplice... More »

As of 2015, the crime rate in Port Charlotte, Florida is nearly 30 crimes per 1,000 residents. While this ranks as being safer than 24 percent of the cities in the United States, it is higher than 56 percent of all Flori... More »

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The "dark figure of crime" is a phrase that criminologists use to acknowledge the number of crimes that go unreported or undiscovered. Because statistics only catalog reported or proven crimes, the dark figure of crime i... More »