Part I Offenses

Part I Offenses - Part I Offenses

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Part I Offenses The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) designates certain crimes as  Part I  or  index offenses  because it considers them to be the major crimes plaguing society in the United States.  Murder  is the unlawful killing of one human being by another. In 1996, 19,645 murders came  to the attention of police departments in the United States. First-degree murder is  premeditated, deliberate criminal homicide. Second-degree murder is an intentional killing  that is generally unplanned and may happen “in the heat of passion.” Firearms are the  weapon of choice in most murders.  Forcible rape  is “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.”  Statutory rape differs from forcible rape in that it involves sex with a female who is under  majority age. Forcible rape is the least reported of all violent crimes.  Robbery
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