Street and white-collar crimes are two unlawful actions that significantly affect the welfare of the country. These two types of crimes are different in nature: the first one is more physically violent while the second is immoral.
From my point of view, both of them should be addressed by governmental policy regulation and punished accordingly. However, comparing street and white-collar crimes, it would be logical to emphasize that the second one is more pernicious.
White-collar crimes are dangerous for the country’s political system because trusted people deceive the citizens and profit at the state’s expense. This type of crime can cause significant difficulties in the citizens-politician relationships causing increased crime rates.
However, white-collar crimes cannot be eliminated until the capitalistic system of market regulation, prevalent in most countries, exists. On the contrary, the street crime rate can be significantly decreased thanks to patrolling and increasing the living conditions in poverty-stricken households.