I was listening to a podcast by Collin Flaherty recently. He had a guest named Marlon who was a prison Psychiatrist. Unfortunately Marlon passed away.
However, he said something very interesting. He said Poverty doesn't cause crime but instead it's Crime that causes poverty. That clicked instantly. It makes perfect sense. There have been many businesses that have closed or moved to greener pastures do to crime. As one guy told me in my youth, you have people that just take. Then they ask why are there food deserts.