Arguably, fear of crime has very strong impacts on people’s social lifestyles. As indicated earlier there are increased levels of concern for the people regarding their neighbors and their immediate friends. Generally, high level crime tends to take place in the lower social classes regions of residence. As a result, most of the people tend to believe that some of their neighbors are directly involved with the criminal activities. Particular groups and associations at the work places develop to ascertain more confidence as people work and move around.
Special conglomeration of people on the basis of relatives, tribe, and communities slowly develops to enhance trust and confidence (Maguire and Kynch 2000). However, this raises and rekindles frames of racism and tribalism that may serve to accelerate crime instead of reducing it. However, some researchers argue that high level crimes act to bring people together as a way of countering the disaster in the society. Due to the facts that most of the criminals are residents of the areas where people live, community policing and increased monitoring has helped to address the problem in states such as Maryland and cities like Osaka in Japan.
Terrains of groups and gangs respect and allegiance promotes the view by majority of the involved people that their actions are correct until they are caught up by the law. Pattern theory, points out that the dimensions of crime are intrinsically based on a sequence where criminal events are inevitable after a criminal has been established. As a sense of identity, they invoke fear in a terrorist mode that make people desire to leave and never come back to those regions (Mawby and Walklate, 1994). With people slowly understanding the patterns of criminal activities, strong diversions and changes of lifestyles are recorded in the society.
Most of activities are done during the day while those ones that may easily put them in the hands of criminal are done away with. Night activities are also done away with as people tend to run away from the crimes. Essential services like education and health become limited to only few safe hours of the day as their providers are not spared either. Due to high levels of crime in North Korea and South Sudan, only government secured services humanitarian services are offered as private auxiliaries fear to invest in these regions.
However, these services are never enough and people suffer greatly with high levels of mortality being recorded in the same regions. Besides, most of the personnel decline to work in such places owing to the same fear. As a result, people have to travel long distances in search for similar services while children are sent even further for better education. Decay-Destruction acceptance All the people from a region or a city marked to have high crime rates are associated with crime in it by the external world.
Their reference is thus humiliating in different human services sectors as one is easily evaded by people since they consider him or her to be a criminal. Though, this is strongly linked to poor definition of the term crime in the society, it is seen as a precautionary measure by most people as they would not like similar instances to affect them. As a result, people from the high crime regions are usually shy and less willing to participate in most activities due to fear of intimidation. This has been a major cause of institutions conflicts and hegemony.
However, such stereotyped sentiments that are highly generalized should be avoided for equitable development in the society. Nair et al, (1993) points out that after experiencing the vast impacts of crime in the society, most people are unable to cope with such conditions. Rape cases and repetitive invasion by gangs in one’s region of residence is considered to be unbearable to most people. As a result, they mostly shift to other areas which are better and free for people to live and harmoniously coexist wit others.
Usually, most people living in high crime urban areas are those who can be able to coexist with the vice. Most often, they have been brought up in those places and understand their dynamics. As the pattern theory suggests, the process of making criminals serves to threaten people from a given section due to the fact ideals instilled in an individual are hard to change and their application much easier irrespective of time (Fyfe and McKay 2000). Therefore, it is viewed to be correct when these people shift from the high crime areas as the problems would surely recur.