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routine activities crime

crime that occurs when a motivated offender finds a suitable target in the absence of suitable guardianship

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routine activities crime

crime that occurs when a motivated offender finds a suitable target in the absence of suitable guardianship

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Crimes per Year in Canada 2007

2.3 million

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Age group most likely to commit crimes

Under 26

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Crime

behaviour that violates the criminal law, made up of the act itself and the intent behind it

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Crimes per Year in Canada 2007

2.3 million

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Age group most likely to commit crimes

Under 26

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Crime

behaviour that violates the criminal law, made up of the act itself and the intent behind it

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Summary conviction offenses

crimes punishable by a fine or less than a year in jail

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Indictable offenses

crimes punishable by more than a year's imprisonment

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Violent Crime

actions involving force against others

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homicide

unlawful, intentional killing of one person by another

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mass murder

the killing of 4+ ppl in one place&time, by the same person

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serial murder

the killing of 3+ ppl over more than a month by the same person

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How many homicides reported in Canada are gang related? 2008

1 in 5

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What characteristic most often spurs on a hate crime?

the victim's ethnicity, 62% of the time

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Property Crime

the taking of money or property from another without force

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Number of Annual Property Crimes Reported, 2007

over 1 million, falling

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Most Common Type of Property Crime, 2007

theft $5000 and under, over 50%