Wellstone City needs crime to function. It needs corruption in order to work on the governmental level and it needs street-level violence in order to maintain itself on the lower levels. The city needs it on an economic level, on a social level, and even on a tourism level.
The simple fact is the crime means business for the city. It means that the police and fire departments are able to justify their existence and perform much needed services for the city on a consistent and regular basis. It means justified bonds, sales tax, fund raisers, and so on that generate more money specifically for peacekeeping than those efforts require. Not only that but the number of licensed Freelancers in the city pump revenue into the city’s coiffeurs every time a license is renewed or a gun permit is bought. It means more money every time a background check is run.