"We may not have control of our circumstances, but we have control of our decisions." This is hardly the reality, because the factors around the circumstances rarely gives them a chance.
People who finds their self in awful circumstances that's not just a poor background but maybe societal discrimination will find it extremely hard to go by with life peacefully. Actions like that have psychological effect on people and make them resort to defensive actions which will be offensive to the same community.
There's no valid justification for stealing from people, it is an entirely bad idea to resort to, but sometimes. The community has a hand in breeding such crimes.