The paper considers in detail the social economic causes of crime in the housing and communal sector. Analyzing the tariff system that currently exists in the housing and communal sector, it should be noted that, on the one hand, it reduces social tension in society, and on the other hand, it makes the housing and communal area the most attractive for the criminal sector. In this connection, the article substantiates the method of restraining tariff growth in this sphere. In addition, the problems of the careful use of resources (electricity, gas, oil), which will reduce the level of social tension in society, are raised. The authors consider the problems of charging and paying utility charges, concludethat the level of wages and unemployment affect the timeliness and completeness of payment of utilities in the housing and communal sector.