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Violent Crime

  • By: Doug Evans
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Violent crime is crime committed by an individual with the threat or use of force upon a victim. The category of violent crime in America includes the following offenses in order of descending severity: murder or nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, ...

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