Robbery - Arrest Rate was 26(stable • Cash or property...

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Robbery Robbery entails victim confrontation; it is a theft involving force, violence or the threat of violence. It is the only crime that is both a property crime and a crime of violence. Robbery is a vastly less common offense than the other forms of stealing property. Most offenders simply do not wish to engage in robbery because it is a dangerous, high-risk activity. 2004 FBI STATISTICS 400,00 robberies (down from 2002, 550,000 in CVS) 2.1 million burglaries 7 million simple thefts or larceny Of the 400,000 robberies that took place in 2004: 49% took place on the street or on a highway 12% occurred in a residence 24% were robberies of a "a commercial house" i.e. a bank, or convenience store 15% were "miscellaneous" The Total Financial Take for Robbers in 2004= $525 million and The
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Unformatted text preview: Arrest Rate was 26% (stable) • Cash or property worth an average of $1,308 per incident • $4,221 per bank v. $653 per convenience store v. $1,749 service station v. $1,488 private residence BUT: If a typical robber steals only $1,308 per offense, and assuming his crime is reported half the time, and he is arrested only a quarter of the time his crime is reported, he will earn around $9,000 for each arrest. • the more that is stolen, the greater the likelihood that the incident will be reported. • Commercial robberies are almost always reported. The average robbery represents an extremely risky and unlucrative means of earning a decent income. It is appealing because it yields a fairly substantial amount of cash in a very short period of time....
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