Violent crimes are those where one person intentionally inflicts physical injury or harm upon another person. Violent crime may also include crimes involving the use of a threat of harm in order to accomplish a criminal act. Violent crimes include:
- Assault & Battery is the combination of two violent crimes: assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence).
- Spousal Abuse is any type of abusive conduct between partners who are married, dating, or living in the same residence. It is not necessary for the two parties to be spouses, and can also apply to same-sex relationships. Domestic Violence covers a broader scope and could also include abuse between other family members, such as parental abuse of children, or sometimes children’s abuse of elderly parents.
- Crimes involving Guns and Weapons are split into two main categories: crimes having to do with gun or weapon possession, and simple crimes made more serious due to the use or involvement of a gun when the crime was committed.
- Homicide is the killing of another human being. The definition of homicide includes intentional killings, such as Murder, and non-intentional killings, such as Manslaughter.