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Types of crime and crime stats

Types of crime and crime stats

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    • Types and Statistics
      • Property Crime
      • Violent Crime
      • Business Crime
      • Organized Crime
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 1. Most commonly known form is the
      • “ Mafia”
      • 2. Involved in legal and illegal activities
      • 3. Operates like most other legitimate
      • businesses.
      • 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)
      • 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)
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.