Crime can be defined in many different ways. Different societies may also choose to define crimes differently. However, in general, crime can simply be defined as the breach of laws that are laid down by the ruling authority of the land. There can be many different causes of crime and many studies are conducted all around the world to understand and bring down criminal activities. It is a constant endeavor of governments and policing organizations all around the world to bring down crime rates so that the world becomes a safer place to live in. The fight against crime is not a new one in humanity and it has, since the establishment of society, tried to bring crimes down. Let us now attempt to look at some of the causes of crimes.