America declared "war" on poverty and crime decades ago, but they remain intractable problems. The connection between these social ills and unwed birth rates is well documented, but this connection is often ignored or glossed over for reasons of ideology or political correctness. Here are a few links to web sites that present some alarming facts about crime, poverty, unwed birth rates, and related issues that should be a part of any serious discussion. I highly recommend reading and bookmarking them for future reference.
Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty - Robert Rector
A Crime Theory Demolished - Heather Mac Donald
Relationship Between the Welfare State and Crime - Michael Tanner
Single Mothers: The Statistics From Guilty - Ann Coulter