Rampant crime

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Crime is extremely common within the depicted setting, with the police (if such even exists to begin with) or equivalent woefully undermanned and under-equipped to deal with it or is even working for the bigger criminals.


The first video game about Rampant crime was released in 1992.

THQ has published all these games

Note that the protagonist being a criminal or not does not matter for this tag. The setting itself is far more important than what the player does in it. If the protagonist contributes to the crime, it may simply make the other crimes less apparent or seem lesser (possibly intentionally so, with the protagonist being the biggest criminal around).
See also: organized crime, political corruption (in case the police is working for the criminals too)