What is violent crime?
Violent crime worldwide is characterised by different forms of the use of violence, which manifests itself as homicide, robberies, hold-ups, abductions, rape, burglaries, car theft or drug-related crime. This portal shows a global comparison of data on two kinds of violent crime, homicide and _robberies.
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations – HEUNI, defines these two acts of violent crime as follows:
Intentional homicide or homicide is defined as the intentional and inadmissible killing of a person by another;
- Robbery is defined as theft of property from a person, overcoming resistance by force or threat of force.