Define violent crime and property crime. Classify Robbery as one or the other. Which type of crime is more serious? Are property crimes more serious then violent crimes? Explain and support your position.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:39 am ad1c9bdddf
Violent crimes are crimes where the offender uses violence or acts of force, and that force is directly exerted upon the victim. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are crimes where the offender infringes on the property of another, without having a legal right to do so. One of the most common property crimes is shoplifting. Other property crimes include burglary, auto theft, and arson. Robbery is definitely a violent crime, because robbery in itself involves force or the threat of force, which is a requirement as a violent crime. Burglary is a property crime, but robbery is not a property crime. Robbery is more serious ...
The solution provides a very detailed discussion examining violent crimes and property crimes, and discusses how rovvery is classified. The more serious crime of the two is discussed.
Reporting violent crimes over property crimes
According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), violent crimes are more likely to be reported to the police than property crimes. Why do you think this occurs? Are you surprised that NCVS data show that only around 80% of car thefts are reported to police? Why aren't all crimes reported to the police? Do you think the NCVS gives an accurate representation of crime? Why, or why not?View Full Posting Details