Unformatted text preview: robbery in a big city is a lot larger than in a small town or a rural area. • 2004, the robbery rate urban areas was over 25 times as high than for rural areas • Rural- 15.7 per 100,000 v Urban- 375.6 per 100,000 (cities with a population of a million or more). • Big cities offer robber anonymity . • Daring and poverty Most people are robbed by a Strangers - (Harlow 1987)- a victimization survey: • Seven out of Ten cases of robbery by a single offender (69%) • Eight of Ten cases involving a multiple offender (82%) • For single offenders One in Ten (9%) was a casual acquaintance. One in eight (12%) was well known to the victim, but was not a relative. • 4% of all single robbery offenses entailed one spouse robbing another • 2 % entailed relatives robbing one another....
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- Fall '10
- theft, robbery, single robbery offenses, typical robber steals