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Violent forms of robbery tend to be most severe in nations

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Violent forms of robbery tend to be most severe in nations with median wages not in the bottom 10% of nations, but rather between the 10% and 20% intervals. Although that shifted bulge might seem to run counter to what many might presume would be the case, there is a reasonable explanation for the bulge effect. As an economy begins develop, an initial wave of envy tends to trigger robberies, including violent robberies. As the economy develops further, a greater percentage of that society exits poverty, which in turn reduces envy, and thereby the number of robberies. Therefore, we can expect Baltria to soon see its violent robbery rate decrease given that its economy has begun to develop over the last several years.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Once an economy begins to develop, there tends to be a tightening of law enforcement, and punishment for violent crime offenses.

B. Once an economy develops, a spill-off effect can help bolster the economies of neighboring countries, further reinforcing economic development.

C. Baltria's economic development will not stall in the near-future.

D. Baltrian leaders are committed to making Baltria one of the most economically advanced nations in the region.

E. No other country in the region has a violent robbery rate as high as that of Baltria’s.

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Option A - Incorrect
This is not the assumption which the argument depends on because it is not about tightening of the law and punishment for a violent criminal offence.

Option B - Incorrect
The argument's major concern is not the bolster of the economy of neighbouring countries through a developing economy. So, this cannot serve as an assumption that the argument depends on.

Option C - Correct
According to the argument, as the economy develops further, there is a reduction in poverty, envy, and eventually in the number of robberies or violent attack, which is the main concern of the argument. Also, the expectation of Baltria too to see her violent robbery rate decreases.
With this evidence, it is quite logical for the argument to depend on the assumption that Baltria's economic development will not stall in the near future.

Option D - Incorrect
Well, the argument major concern isn't about making Baltria the most economically advanced nation in the world. Instead, it focuses more on improving Baltria's economy so as to reduce the rate of violent forms of robbery.

Option E - Incorrect
There is no form of evidence or indication in the argument to show that no other country in the region has a violent rate as high as that of Baltria

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