1450-1750

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- During Middle Ages, most people lived in small villages, so everybody knew each other; it was rare for anyone to leave.

- Most people were villeins anyway- they were tied to the 'Lord of the Mannor's' land.

Factors Affecting Crime Rates:

- Prices and unemployment were high

- A strong government meant lower crime; criminals were more lickely to get punished.

- Rise in

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