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Widespread poverty, unemployment and a lack of education caused increased crime in London. The Victorian officials launched widespread efforts to cut the crime rate but certain behaviors persisted. Working class people, usually young men committed mainly petty theft. Crimes for young women were often â??victimlessâ?? crimes like prostitution. Soliciting, drunken behavior and domestic violence were not treated as crimes since they often were committed in homes and viewed as domestic problems that should be dealt with by the family, not the police. I

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Prostitution and homosexuality were considered illegal crimes during the Victorian era. Also, stealing and lying to an official was considered an illegal crime during this time period.

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Criminals knew they'd get away with it, as the police were so few and so inefficient.

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