Plenty is doing.
"In the immediate post-war period there was a consensus stretching across a large section of informed opinion that the main cause of crime was impoverished social conditions.... [However] in Britain, for example, between 1951 and 1971 the real disposable income per person increased by 64%, while the crime rate more than doubled, with a rise of 172%."
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