As a major problem in daily life, violent crimes bring economical, psychological and social costs to every society. In criminological inquiry, one of the most asked questions is: What causes violent crime. Therefore, criminologists explore what leads people to crime in order to generate crime prevention strategies that will provide a sense of security to the members of the communities. Using a similar approach, Understanding Violent Crime and Social Structure examines the impact of social and structural factors on violent crimes. At the same time it provides valuable insight on the problems academic and law enforcement agencies face and some facts helping future researchers relate social structure to the emergence of violent crimes.