IELTS Sample Band 7 Essay: Some people think that poverty is the reason behind most crimes. Do you agree or disagree?




Some people consider that poverty is one of the prime causes of crime in society. When people have no money in their pockets, they are forced to choose crimes to convene their needs. I totally agree with this and in this essay, I will provide reasons to illustrate my deliberation.

Poverty is born is society due to “unfair distribution of wealth”, hence the first and foremost reason which urges people to commit crime because of poverty is “hunger”. Because of poverty, people commit crime to support the hunger needs of themselves and their families. Of course, it is not easy for anyone to see children starving for food. When people find no way to feed their children, they do not hesitate to commit crimes such as theft of money and mobile snatching etc. This trend is rampant in developing countries.

Technology is constantly innovating and with that, new models of mobiles, laptops and other electronic items are emerging in the market. Young people especially teenagers are rapidly attracted to these lavish stuff. It is not so difficult for the children of rich people to achieve these valuable things, but it is a dream for poor and middle class ones. These personnel who are new to youth chose shortcut routes to get rich and have these items, due to lack of money and resources. Initially, they just steal and rob to get what specifically they want but as time go on; they get used to it and become professional criminals, moreover they reach that level of crime where no return is possible. They commit one crime after another and uphold this practice until caught.

To conclude, I would say that poverty is the biggest reason that causes the most crimes in the world. Sometimes people commit crime for necessities of life and sometimes for luxury of life. Because of poverty, when someone does not observe any legitimate way to satisfy their needs, he commits crime.
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,but as time goes on

These personnel who are new to youth chose shortcut routes to get rich and have these items, due to lack of money and resources.

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