As people compete, not only for housing but also for food, jobs, and
schooling, the more hostile their behavior becomes. Crime, and a lack of respect for
other people, becomes more common as the space around you is reduced (Coleman,1990;
Agnew,1992,1999). Violence is more prevalent in highly populated areas, as are other
forms of criminal behavior. A possible explanation is due to aggression and anxiety
brought on by an overpopulated environment.
Over the years, Sociologists and Criminologists have investigated fac