As far as some of the recent property damage in Baltimore goes, Slate's article Why the CVS Burned: The rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy.. The complaint seems to be basically the following:
... when I look at the Baltimore riots of the past week, I see something more complicated than mere hooliganism. To me, the riots reflect fury not just at the police, but at the constraints of the ghetto’s retail economy, where the poor pay more. As I see it, the indignity of being roughed up by the cops is of a piece with not being able to afford to shop in your own neighborhood. ... Economists have found that prices for consumer goods can be as much as 15 percent higher for the poor.
The article also talked about stores offering credit being amongst the most targeted, with people feeling resentment over high interest rates. And then there was this comment:
Services that might be free for the middle class cost real money for the poor, whittling away at their already low incomes.
Despite being argued as one of the better ways to improve the lives of the poor,
microfinance loans also have quite high interest rates. It's unfortunately difficult to serve the poor without losing money.
The crime associated with ghettos also makes it difficult for businesses to operate there:
Crime prevents businesses from thriving by generating instability and uncertainty (at micro and macroeconomic levels). This is true in markets of all sizes, national, regional, municipal and even neighborhood-al (okay the word doesn’t exist). That's why having a business in a ghetto is rarely a good idea.
Baltimore's mayor spoke in the original article linked above of how hard the city had to work to make CVS willing to invest in a pharmacy in the area, one now looted and destroyed in the rioting. The destruction can't help CVS's future property insurance premiums. In this case rioting to protest higher prices and interest rates demanded by businesses in the area seems likely to make the area an even less compelling location for businesses to invest in in the future. The poverty trap continues.