Mixed Use Areas Crime and Delinquency Rates

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Mixed Use Areas Crime and Delinquency Rates We’ve talked about how “mixed use” areas and the transition area between zones relates to crime and delinquency. Explain what it is about such areas that causes crime and delinquency to be greater in such areas. The increase in crime and delinquency rates in mixed use areas has a lot to do with the mixed values of the inhabitants. When one area has different groups of people with different social goals, their methods begin to clash. They can have different goals, and because of this, they often cannot agree or work together to achieve any goals. This can lead to illegitimate means to accomplish said goals. Also, when groups with different values are in the same area, the definition of what is or is not considered crime and delinquency is often different as well.
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Unformatted text preview: With the college town example, college students play loud music late at night. Their neighbors may have two kids and have to work at 7:00 in the morning. In this situation, the two neighbors often won’t agree and the college students will more likely have the cops called on them than if there were only college students in the area who all had the same values. It comes down to the break in social connections. These mixed and transition areas are continuously gaining and losing people. There isn’t enough time to create social networks and agree on values and goals between groups. So it becomes a socially “unruled” area, and more crime is likely to occur....
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