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Crime Unit

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Types of crime and crime stats

Types of crime and crime stats

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  • 1. Types and Statistics
  • 2.
    • Property Crime
    • Violent Crime
    • Business Crime
    • Organized Crime
  • 3.
    • 1. Most common type of crime
    • 2. Almost 100% chance of being a victim
    • 3. One of most underreported types of
    • crime
    • 4. Often committed by younger offenders
    • 5. Victim is not likely to know the
    • offender
  • 4.
    • 1. Most publicized type of crime
    • 2. Usually adult offenders; juvenile
    • violence on the rise
    • 3. “Crimes of Passion”—when emotion
    • overwhelms reason
    • 4. Victims usually know their attacker
    • a. Family violence extremely
    • common
  • 5.
    • 1. Corporate Crime
    • a. Committed for the benefit of a
    • company
    • 2. White collar crime
    • a. Committed for personal gain
    • b. Victim can be an employer or a
    • client
    • c. Abuse of a position of authority
  • 6.
    • 1. Most commonly known form is the
    • “ Mafia”
    • 2. Involved in legal and illegal activities
    • 3. Operates like most other legitimate
    • businesses.
  • 7.
    • A. US crime rates have dropped in the last few years
      • 1. Still one of the most violent countries in the world.
      • 2. Each year enough people are murdered in the US to fill a small city about the size of Albert Lea. (Around 17,000)
  • 8.
    • 1. The murder rate is 6 for every 100,000 people (2005)
    • 2. Only 43% had known relation to assailant, 14% were strangers, and 43% had unknown relationship. (2002)
    • 3. Over half (55%) of homicides were committed with a handgun. (2005)
    • 4. 45% of victims are 20-34 years old. (2005)
    • 5. Blacks are 49% of murder victims, but only 13% of overall population. (2005)
  • 9.
    • C. Crime in the US causes more death, injury, and property loss each year than all natural disasters combined.
    • D. More women are injured each year in domestic assaults than the total of women injured in car accidents, rapes and muggings.
  • 10.
    • 1. Residence
    • a. Urban residents are most vulnerable to crime; rural are the least.
    • 2. Age
    • a. After age 34, people become less likely to be victims of crime
    • 3. Race
    • a. Minorities are more likely to be victims of crime
    • 4. Sex
    • a. Males experience higher victimization for all violent crimes except rape/assault
    • 5. Income
    • a. People living in households earning less than $7500 experience robbery and assault at significantly higher levels than other households.
  • 11.
    • A. Uniform Crime Report (FBI)
      • -Official gov’t statistics on crime; counts all crimes reported to police.
    • B. National Crime Victimization Survey (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
      • -Counts crimes based on the self-reports of a sample of the population.

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