If there is any correlation to be found between crime and poverty, it
would be that the laws stating “what is a crime?” will be constructed
around activities of the impoverished being found criminal.
Example: Many laws in the USA surround property with restitution for
those who own property.
Who does not own property?
The correlation is by construction not by accident.
It is poverty itself that is a crime.
Example: Standing or sitting or laying down in the wrong place (on the wrong property) for too long or at all can be a crime.
If you have property, you can go home and stand or sit or lay down there.
If you have no property, you have nowhere to stand, sit or lay down.
If you do, you’ve committed a crime.
But if you move around and don’t stop moving, that can also be a crime. Migration, while protected globally as a human right, is criminalized in many parts of the world.
You can’t stand. Sit. Lay down. Or walk. If you do, you commit a crime.
Poverty is criminalized.