What are the types of Crime ?

Followings are types of crime

  • (i) Crime against person
  • (ii) Crimes against property
  • (iii) Crimes against morality
  • (iv) Hate crimes
  • (v) White-collar crimes
  • (vi) Corporate crimes
  • (vii) Organized crimes
  • (viii) Cyber-crimes
  • (ix) Street crimes
  • (x) Sex crimes

(i) Crimes Against Person

(a) Definition

Crimes against person can be defined as those crimes, which are against people and involve violence or threat of violence.

(b) Explanation

Crimes against person can be explained in the following words:

  • (b-i) Personal crimes
  • (b-ii) Violent crimes
  • (b-iii) Examples

(b-i) Personal Crimes

They are also called personal crimes.

(b-ii) Violent Crimes

They are violent crimes because they involve violence of threat of violence.

(b-iii) Examples

Murder, robbery and rape are crimes against person.

(ii) Crimes Against Property

(a) Definition

Crimes against property can be defined as theft of property without causing any bodily harm.

(b) Explanation

Crimes against property can be explained in the following words:

  • (b-i) Property crimes
  • (b-ii) Examples

(b-i) Property Crimes)

They are also known as property crimes.

(b-ii) Examples

Burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson are examples of crimes against property.

(iii) Crimes Against Morality

(a) Definition

Crimes against morality can be defined as those crimes, which involve commission of morally prohibited acts.

(b) Explanation

Crimes against morality can be explained in the following words:

  • (b-i) Victimless crimes
  • (b-ii) Examples

(b-i) Victimless Crimes

They are also called victimless crimes because there are no apparent victims of these crimes.

(b-ii) Examples

Gambling, prostitution and use of illegal drugs are examples of crimes against morality.

(iv) Hate Crimes

(a) Definition

Hate crimes can be defined as those criminal acts, which are motivated by racial or other bias.

(b) Examples

Verbal abuse, harassment and obscene/offensive calls, texts, mails or emails are examples of hate crimes.

White-Collar Crimes

(a) Definition

White-collar crimes can be defined as those crimes, which people of high social status commit in context of their Occupations.

(b) Examples

Tax evasion, embezzling and violations of income tax laws are examples of white-collar crimes.

(vi) Corporate Crimes

(a) Definition

Corporate crimes can be defined as those crimes, which are committed either by a corporation or by individuals acting on behalf of a corporation or by other business entity.

(b) Examples

Violations of environmental laws, corporate fraud and bribery are examples of corporate crimes.

(vii) Organized Crimes

(a) Definition

Organized crimes can be explained as those crimes, which structured groups commit and which involve distribution of illegal goods and service to others.

 (b) Examples

Drug trade, weapons smuggling and money laundering are examples of organized crimes.

(viii) Cyber-Crimes

(a) Definition

Cyber-crimes can be defined as illegal activities, which are carried out with a computer over a network such as the internet.

(b) Examples

Identity and data theft, internet fraud and hacking are examples of cyber-crimes.

(ix) Street Crimes

(a) Definition

Street crimes can be defined as those criminal offenses, which happen in public places.

(b) Examples

Snatching of cash and valuables, looting of pedestrians and gold snatching are examples of street crimes,

(x) Sex Crimes

Sex crimes can be defined in the following words:

  • (a) Violence
  • (b) Lack of consent
  • (c) Incapable to give consent

(a) Violence

Sex crimes are a category of offenses that generally arise when violence occurs during a sexual act.

(b) Lack Of Consent

Sex crimes are a category of offenses that generally arise when there is a lack of consent by one party to the sexual act.

(c) Incapable To Give Consent

Sex crimes are a category of offenses that generally arise when someone engages in sex with an individual, who is legally incapable of consent.

(6) Crimes Against Property

(i) Definition

Crimes against property can be defined as theft of property without causing any bodily harm.

(ii) Explanation

Crimes against property can be explained in the following words:

(a) Property crimes

(b) Examples

(a) Property Crimes

They are also known as property crimes.

(b) Examples

Burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft and arson are examples of crimes against property.

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