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Just reading on Yahoo News that street crime is up 11% since last year, and it got me thinking. Could this be due to the younger generation being massively in-debt and having no chance of settling down in their own house due to property being out of their grasp?

Instead of taking pride in their house, working hard to maintain it, pay it off and to enjoy it, their minds are on more destructive activities? Thoughts?

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Just reading on Yahoo News that street crime is up 11% since last year, and it got me thinking. Could this be due to the younger generation being massively in-debt and having no chance of settling down in their own house due to property being out of their grasp?

No, it's mostly because ten years ago the average person walked around with ten quid and a pocket handkerchief, and now they walk around with ten quid, a pocket handkerchief and several hundred pounds worth of easily fenceable electronic goods.

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No, it's mostly because ten years ago the average person walked around with ten quid and a pocket handkerchief, and now they walk around with ten quid, a pocket handkerchief and several hundred pounds worth of easily fenceable electronic goods.

Yes which has made street crime a viable career choice for those wouldbe law abiding citizens.

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Just reading on Yahoo News that street crime is up 11% since last year, and it got me thinking. Could this be due to the younger generation being massively in-debt and having no chance of settling down in their own house due to property being out of their grasp?

Instead of taking pride in their house, working hard to maintain it, pay it off and to enjoy it, their minds are on more destructive activities? Thoughts?

I doubt any of these scum bags would ever have bought a house. The rot set in before the latest round of HPI.

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No, it's mostly because ten years ago the average person walked around with ten quid and a pocket handkerchief, and now they walk around with ten quid, a pocket handkerchief and several hundred pounds worth of easily fenceable electronic goods.

This time I reckon your right zorn (and you won't get that often so don't get used to it!)

This is definitely one of those out there conspiracy thread along the lines of public sector workers as surreptious BTL paper millionaires.

But although I don't think they have a direct linear relationship, I do think that the cause of the HP bubble is the same as the cause of the addiction to meanless layers of fenceable electronic goods (siblings symptoms if you will). An adult population beset with psychological infancy manifesting as an attraction to sparkly things and a foot stamping 'have it now' tantrum modality.

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I have been thinking more and more about where this country is heading economically recently. At the start of 2005, before I new of this website, I blindly thought that the leaders of this country would never let the public finaces balloon out of control, that the pensions crisis wouldn't go unsolved, the debt in this country wouldn't spiral upwards and the future financial stability be threatened. But they have allowed this for short term gain.

But what does this mean to the man on the street? Nothing, until it smacks them in the face - "I'm alright jack!" - for now.

But these problems are becoming more and more apparant. The young can't afford to house themseleves, a majority of workers can't demand higher wages for increased living costs, unemployment is rising, they are being taxed more and more through stealth.

What does this mean to the man on the street? Well, "I'm not alright jack."

Once you have got to this point, and as the majority are in huge amnount of debt, some take the attitude... "What have I got to lose?".

So what have they got to lose? Morals? Ethics? Unfortunately, that doesn't go very far.

"You've got it? I want it." I'll break the law to get it. What have I got to lose?

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No, it's mostly because ten years ago the average person walked around with ten quid and a pocket handkerchief, and now they walk around with ten quid, a pocket handkerchief and several hundred pounds worth of easily fenceable electronic goods.

spot on.. and the third generation of horrible poverty, no employment, born into a cycle of desperation to parents whose distant memory of a job once..

That sort of thing..

I think the frustrated working class waiting for the housing cycle to fall back again.. they are just pissed of.

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I think we have to get a grip.

Not everything is related to the property market.

The increase in violent street crime as reported, could only very indirectly be attributed to the property market and general societal breakdown facilitated by socialismn.

Far more important would be

a) the demographics - young men commit crime

B) the ready availability of heroin and crack throughout the land

c) burglary going out of fashion - why nick £20 dvd players?

d) mugging victims carrying mugger magnet gadgets and phones.

I speculate but the phones used to be sold second hand to Africa the sim card mined for any credit. Historically, in some areas, the sim cards were acceptable currency to low level drug dealers who would then pay in goods at a discount to the cash value obtainable from the specialised phone scammers. Thus making a turn at both ends....

The number of knicked phones was massif. Container loads. Unfortunately the exporters started buying second hand phones from charities (which hand out the "send us your used phones bags") by the tonne. Since the charities could afford to give the phones away for less than the crack monkeys were prepared to risk their skins for, the bottom fell out of the market.

It also helped that the phone companies started to implement some countermeasures to make locking of phones easier.

Once the market for second hand Ipods is saturated - this wall all die down of its own. Unless the two year life expectancy of the battery makes people want to replace their dead ones with something of ebay.

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