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Should There be a Universal Basic Income (UBI)?
A UBI reduces crime.
If a UBI replaced benefits that have restrictive limiting criteria, then it would reduce crime caused by benefit fraud as you would not need to notify changes of circumstances as extensively.
Statistics of studies of UBIs and similar systems suggest that a UBI might reduce crime.
A UBI addresses the economic causes of crime.
A UBI attracts more illegal immigration.
If a UBI is implemented, criminals will feel less consequences in committing crimes. Over time, this could mean that some additional crimes will occur that might otherwise not have.
Most major economic crimes are motivated by a greed for acquiring wealth above a subsistence level. A UBI is unlikely to decrease this drive.
The money from a UBI may drive new crime (like monetary crimes), instead of reducing them.