Robbery is not a completely homogeneous category

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Robbery is not a completely homogeneous category. However, robbery tends to be a crime between strangers, in which the victim does not usually know the offender. As, a consequence, it is a crime vastly likely to take place in large cities rather than in small towns and rural areas. Who is victimized by robbery? (2002) Males are twice as likely to be robbery victims - 2.9 per 1000 than females 1.6 per 1000 Teenagers (16-19) and young adults (20-24) are most likely to be victims - 4.0 per 1000 Elderly (65 and older) are least likely 1.0 per 1000 African Americans are more likely to be victims 4.1 per 1000 - 2x's as high as for whites -1.9 per 1000. Lower-income persons are more likely to be robbed than the affluent - Families earning $7500 annually were 6x's as likely to be robbed than families earning $50,000 annually 6.3:1 per 1000. Robbery is it is very powerful indicator or measure of someone's involvement in or commitment to criminal behavior; A good predictor of future criminal activity. Usually the robber threatens his victims with harm, rather than actually harming
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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