A person' wealth will be determined by their skills, the marketability of said skills, supply of said skills, and demand for said skills.

However, if a person commits crime then that person will have made their chances for earning a living more difficult when they must serve a prison sentence.

It should be intuitively true to say that a city with a high murder rate or a high rape rate or a high breaking and entering rate will have negative effects for small business owners and for large business owners since they will see that it is not worth placing their businesses in a high crime city.

This leaves less job opportunity and less chances for work and thus salaries and thus poverty.

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