Violence and property crime

Violence and property crime

An in-depth study based on the WODC Criminal Justice Monitor

Summary

Robbery is the criminal-law term used to refer to a wide variety of criminal acts. It covers incidents that differ not only in form, but also in the use of violence. In some cases, violence is minimal and only used to obtain loot (such as bag snatching), in other cases the violence is excessive. The report uses criminal files to give a clear description of this offence. On the basis of the analysis two dimensions of violence are distinguished: pro-active versus reactive violence, and loot-driven versus non-loot-driven violence. In two thirds of all cases studied, the violence was proactive and loot-driven.

Publication data

Author(s):
Vinne, Hester van der
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
1999
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 178