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Top 20 crimes reported to the police committed to people when they are on their own



Here are some examples of crimes that people can be more vulnerable to when they are alone and the Crime stat's for a number of countries:



  1. Theft: Stealing is defined as the unlawful taking of another person's property without that person's permission; examples of theft include pickpocketing and shoplifting. Theft crime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 2,110 UK: 64 Canada: 3,982 France : 3,277 Germany: 2,672 Spain: 4,939

  2. Robbery: Robbery is defined as the act of stealing goods from a person via the use of physical force or the threat of physical force. Examples of robberies include muggings and house invasions. Robbery crime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 93 UK: 2 Canada: 66 France : 78 Germany: 43 Spain: 54

  3. Assault: Assault is defined as the intentional infliction of bodily damage against another person by actions such as striking or punching. Assault crime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 363 UK: 8 Canada: 460 France : 78 Germany: 241 Spain: 370

  4. Sexual assault: The term "sexual assault" refers to any sexual contact or activity that occurs without the consent of the victim, including rape and sexual harassment. Sexual assault crime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 30 UK: 3 Canada: 69 France : 14 Germany: 11 Spain: 4

  5. Burglary: The act of breaking into a building with the intention of committing theft, such as robbing a home or stealing a vehicle, is referred to as a burglary. Burglary crime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 324 UK: 7 Canada: 406 France : 349 Germany: 107 Spain: 195

  6. Fraud: Theft of another person's identity or fraudulent use of a credit card are both examples of fraud, which is defined as the intentional deception of another person for the purpose of financial gain. Fraud crime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 783 (based on 4.7m reported crimes / 600m population) UK: 8 Canada: 247 France : 1 Germany: 67 Spain: 329

  7. Cybercrime: Hacking and other forms of online harassment are examples of cybercrime, which refers to the illicit use of the internet for criminal purposes. Cybercrime statistics per 100,000 people: USA: 167 (based on 1m reported crimes / 600m population) UK: 3 Canada: 6 France : 1 Germany: 121 Spain: 181

  8. Stalking: A person is considered to be the victim of stalking when they are repeatedly followed, contacted, or harassed by another person. Stalking may take place either in person or online.

  9. Vandalism: Vandalism may be defined as the act of intentionally causing damage or destruction to the property of another person, such as writing graffiti or breaking vehicle windows.

  10. Hate crime: Crimes motivated by prejudice or discrimination against a person or group based on their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or other personal qualities are examples of hate crimes.

  11. Kidnapping: Abducting a person for the intention of demanding ransom or engaging in other illegal activity is the definition of kidnapping.

  12. Arson: The act of deliberately setting fire to a piece of property or an item, such as destroying a structure by torching it to the ground, is referred to as arson.

  13. Homicide: Homicide refers to the act of purposefully or inadvertently taking the life of another human being, as in the cases of murder and manslaughter.

  14. Human trafficking: Exploiting and transferring individuals for the purpose of using them in forced labour or sex work is one example of human trafficking. Other forms of human trafficking include sex trafficking.

  15. Extortion: Extortion is when someone is coerced into paying money or handing over property by being threatened with physical or emotional damage. Common forms of extortion include blackmail and protection rackets.

  16. Drug offenses: Drug crimes include possession or sale of illicit narcotics like marijuana or cocaine. Examples of drug offences include:

  17. Smuggling: Smuggling is the act of importing or exporting illicit commodities like narcotics or weapons without being detected.

  18. Money Laundering: Laundering money refers to the process of concealing the origins of money that was unlawfully acquired, such as via dishonest or fraudulent business practises.

  19. Embezzlement: Laundering money refers to the process of concealing the origins of money that was unlawfully acquired, such as via dishonest or fraudulent business practises.

  20. Terrorism: Terrorism is defined as the use of violence or threats of violence to accomplish political or ideological aims, such as the bombing of public buildings or the killing of a large number of people in a public setting.

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