Getting a high crime rate (at least more than 50%) in Cities: Skylines is a difficult task.
In case you are a criminal-minded mayor who devours the helplessness of his or her people and seeks pleasure in a society driven by heinous acts; you have come to the right place. This guide is designed to provide an overview of everything you need to do to raise crime rate in your city.
The outline is as simple as it can get: a lack of education, no facilities, no job opportunities, and a city brimming with ever-increasing population.
In order to get started, build up a city from scratch and try to fit in as many people as you possibly can. It’s important that there are no schools, colleges, or universities unless you are looking at white-collar criminals – joke.
Aside from not building educational institutes, you need to set a pretty high demand for housing. As soon as you hit City Level 4 and Unique Level 3, turn everything off with the exception of services like cemetery and garbage lest your citizens will start leaving.
Facilities like health care, security, fire brigade, parks, and everything of the sort should be turned off.
The next thing you need to do is to increase your unemployment rate to something like 30%. This can be easily done by de-zoning some of your industry which will cause people to leave the area and pursue a career in crime.
If you follow all the steps mentioned above, you should not face any difficulty in managing 30% to 40% crime rate. However, in case you wish to go beyond it, use policies to manipulate your people and watch the crime rate increase up to 50% at the very least.
Congratulations! You are the Mojo Jojo of your town, living your dream.