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Property Crimes

Property crime takes on various forms, and there is no consistent agreement among law enforcement professionals and researchers as to what specifically constitutes a property crime. Currently, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) classifies the following crimes under the category of property crime within its Uniform Crime Reporting Program: burglary, larceny, motor ­vehicle theft, and so on. The FBI strictly limits its classification to crimes that involve the taking of money or property, but where there is no force or threat of force against the victims. However, local law enforcement and criminology academics tend to broaden the list to include property-related offenses that have violent effects on the victim and those that exhibit an element of white-collar financial crime. Also, some forms of ...

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