Crimes against Property

Crimes against Property - Crimes against Property

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Crimes against Property Of the almost 1.5 million Americans under some form of correctional supervision, most are there for  offenses against someone else's property. In other words, property crimes are much more common  than those against persons are. Property crimes reported to the police take place on average once  every 2 to 3 seconds in the United States. Every year about one in 20 Americans falls victim to a  property crime. Computer crime An emerging type of crime involves using computers to “hack” (break into) military, educational,  medical, and business computers. Although software exists to thwart sophisticated hackers, it  provides only limited protection for large computer systems. Modest estimates state that  known  computer crimes total some $300 million each year; the amounts could be much higher. Laws  dealing with computer crimes are in their infancy. 
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