This paper investigates the relationship between crime and unemployment in China. The study incorporates the information, including data of the current crime rate, unemployment rate, income level, GDP growth, Gini index and urbanization rate, into a linear regression model to examine the influence of the unemployment rate on crime in China. The crime in China is measured by crime rate, which includes six specific types of crimes: homicide, assault, rape, robbery, theft and burglary. The results show that there is a positive relationship between crime and unemployment in China. When there is an increase in the unemployment rate, crime rate also increases.