England’s poorest areas are proof of a link between deprivation, litter and crime, according to a survey published on Thursday by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
It claims that poor levels of cleanliness are also associated with increases in low-level crime and social disorder.Well…yes. If you have an area full of low-level criminals, you'll have an area full of low-level crime.
These people never learned not to shit where they eat, or they'd be a better class of criminal, wouldn't they?
Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive, Phil Barton, said: “Our earlier research pointed to what we have always instinctively known – that more deprived areas suffer from poorer environmental quality. This report confirms it clearly and irrefutably.
“It is clear that social inequality extends to the quality of people’s surroundings and we know that if places are dirty and look ‘unloved’ this can adversely impact on health and wellbeing.”Is there nothing this mythical 'social inequality' isn't responsible for, in the minds of progressives?