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Unformatted text preview: Types of Crime The United States has more than a single crime problem. One problem is high, though currently declining, rates of street crime (including homicide, assault, rape, robbery, and burglary). Much of this type of crime is committed by an alienated and self-destructive underclass. Another is the drug- crime problem, which is linked to the first problem. Some drug-intoxicated individuals commit crimes because they have lost their inhibitions while under the influence. There are also crimes that stem from the drug business (for example, money laundering) and crimes that arise from economic necessity, because users need money to buy more drugs. Then, too, there is the organized-crime problem, which is intertwined with the drug-crime problem insofar as drug trafficking is the major source of income for organized-crime groups. In addition, there is a white-trafficking is the major source of income for organized-crime groups....
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- Fall '09