So far in 2015, I've written 2 novels and 5 short stories. I have one more novel to go by 12/31, another 80,000 words, for a total of ~ 258,900 words, all but 1600 of them about crime. Add 6 blogs/month, and you might see why I'm running out of words.
Please don't be so cruel as to remind that I got what I wished for back in the 90's.
Now, if you don't mind, I'll use other people's words to answer the question Why Do We Love to Write About Crime?
1) The old familiar:
Because All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.— Leo Tolstoy
2) A strange comment from Agatha Christie:
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no awe, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Well, not my mother, but are we to believe that all of Christie's work represents mothers' fighting for their children? Hmm, does this mean that even happy families might involve crime?
3) A new one, paraphrasing Michael Connelly in his NYT review of THE WHITES by Richard Price, 2/15/15:
… the crime novel [is] something more than a puzzle and an entertainment; [it is] societal reflection, documentation, and investigation.
Now that's why I love crime fiction.