If you have had doubts that there are lawless places in the US, now you will learn more about the states, as we are coming up with a list of the most lawless places in the US. Insider Monkey has published a great article in this topic, as usual.
The object of the law is to maintain peace and guarantee the safety of innocent citizens, while also ensuring justice. The places we are going to talk about are not literally without law since there are Police precincts and law enforcement agencies operating in these places, but rather their high rate of violent crimes and general lack of fear of the law in the perpetrators makes these places seem lawless at times.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most lawless places in the US from their list.
The first place is Cleveland, Ohio, where the violent crime rate is 1,631 per 100,000 residents.
There is a very high correlation between poverty and crime. It has been observed in almost every place in the world, that when poverty takes hold, morality gives way. Cleveland is one of the most poverty-stricken cities in Ohio. An estimated 36.2% Cleveland residents live in poverty, and another estimate suggests that less than around 20% of Cleveland households have an earning of less than $10,000 a year, which is very alarming. And as you can see, the crime rate in Cleveland is quite high. This is the first entry in our list, and unfortunately, things will only get worse from here. The second place is Kansas City, Missouri, where the violent crime rate is 1,655 per 100,000 residents. Kansas City is an otherwise beautiful city full of life and pleasantry. However, this huge metro area has a dark side to it. Kansas City is responsible for driving the national crime rate higher. The reported violent crimes which are about 1,655 per 100,000 is four times higher than the national average, and we are hardly beginning our list. Although the rate of poverty is definitely not the reason behind such high violent crime rates in Kansas City, it is definitely a major contributor. In Kansas City, the Poverty rate is around 19%, and the unemployment rate is 4.9%.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 7 most lawless places in the US.