Criminals are not born they are made. When parents bore children they waish or desire for them to grow up responsible and God fearing. There is no parent who wishes to have a wayward child. There are many reasons why kids turn to crime, not because they were bad kids, or because they were not raised properly by their parents, its just that as they grow they will mix up with people of all sorts. You will find people blaming parents for not being there for their children, not spending time with them, others will sag they were not taught good morals that's why they turned to crime, others will say the children are spoilt brats they used to get everything they asked for but now that the parents are not rich anymore they have to go out and find whatever they want in whatever way. But really when all is said and done it's the society, the lifestyles we live, and the community. Long time ago the child belonged to the community in the African context, as in everybody watched over all the children around them. If a child was caught misbehaving he was disciplined by whoever caught him or her then the matter is taken to the parents that's why crime was limited back then. Its not like now where kids do what they want no one is really there to caution them when the parents are not around.