Does crime interrelate with income distribution?

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Does Crime Rate interrelate with income distribution? Aim Is there a direct relationship between income distribution and crime rate in an economy? There isn’t a particular economic theory which stands with this investigation as there aren’t any theories related with crime rate. However, crime rate is related to the standards of living. And through multiplier effect, it can be analysed and explained. Hypothesis The cause and effect has to be taken into account. Does crime rate cause inequality/equality in income distribution or income distribution inequality/equality cause crime rate? Corruption, as a crime, is a barrier to economic development. There are many factors of crime rates, including gun culture, unemployment, tax rates, poverty and others which are socioeconomic problems. I will narrow down crime rates to just rates of burglary as that is the crime most directly linked to income. I will look at income distribution equality as the cause of crime rates rising or decreasing. Income equality Is an indicator of economic development and a fair distribution of income is one the five main government’s macroeconomic objectives along with steady increase of national output, low unemployment, low and stable rate of inflation and positive balance of payments. It can be measured and presented graphically. A gini coefficient can be derived from and the higher the gini index of an economy, the less equal income/wealth is distributed within it. Gini index is another measurement of distribution of income and can be shown in a Lorenz Curve. Again, a low gini-coefficient indicates an equal income/wealth distribution within an economy and vice versa. An equal distribution of income/wealth in an economy can mean everyone’s better off or worse off. People can be better off with an equal distribution of income because everyone feels the same, at the same level and
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