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Violent crime is a crime that the perpetrator uses violent force to cause injury or death to the victim.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are classified as violent while burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson are classified as property crimes.

In the United States, crime is divided into two categories for the purpose of reporting, Part I offenses and Part II offenses. Part I offenses include violent crime and property crime. All other crimes count come under Part II.

There is a recent increase in violent crime in countries where guns and deadly weapons are easy to buy.
In the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

The descending order of UCR violent crimes are murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, followed by the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.

Although arson is also a property crime, the hierarchy rule does not apply to the offense of arson. In cases in which an arson occurs in conjunction with another violent or property crime, both the arson and the additional crime are reported. --FBI

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