Violent crime

Violent crime

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.

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