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Questions about armed robbery [Jun. 24th, 2007|10:43 pm]
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Hey I have a couple questions about one of the most feared crimes, a street mugging.

1) Is there any data out there about what percentage of muggings are commited by gang members as opposed to independent rogue criminals?

2) Is there any data about what percentage of muggings are commited by 1 person vs. 2 or more people?

3) Any data out there about what percentage of armed robberies end in gun shots or beatings even when the victim was compliant?

4) If you are held up on the street, what do police recommend you should you do? Should you scream loudly to attract attention? Do you run after throwing down your wallet? Slowly back away? Does the mugger usually take off running?

I realize that there may be no hard stats on most of this, but even if you can give me youre own personal guess or hypothesis, it would be really helpful!

[User Picture]From: thecoldacre
2007-06-25 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'd say all of those statistics would vary greatly depending on what area you're looking at (country/state/city/neighborhood?). I'd suggest contacting your local police service, they would probably be your best bet.
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