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Robberies burglaries auto thefts and larceny are all everyday realities in our society But why do they happen Is this not the land of opportunity where everyone has a chance to succeed and obtain the American dream When you examine these crimes and look at explanations from sociologist as to why they happen these idealistic notions of our society do not hold up The fact is that not everyone is afforded the same luxuries as means of achieving success even though the ideals of and desires for success are pretty consistent throughout society Therefore when the means are lacking but the desire is strong any methods especially committing a property crime become options When examining crimes such as robbery in a case study one must take into account the fact that even with the reported statistics only limited conclusions can be reached This is because not all crimes are reported therefore the statistics are not 100 percent accurate Robbery is defined as the taking or attempting to take anything from persons by the use of forceviolence to institute fear McCaghy 155 The NCVS states that only 57 of robberies that are committed are successfully reported and documented by the proper authorities McCaghy 156 This rate is subject to change dependent upon other victim experiences broken bones injury by weapon etc usually the more serious the crime the greater response the victim will put forth The persons that commits a robbery is usually a stranger also over half of these robberies are committed on the streets thus giving fame to the expression street crimes McCaghy 158 There are a variety of robbers addict professional opportunist and alcoholic Many robbers commit the act because they have an urgent need for money brought on by their addiction to drugs Robbing an individual is the quickest and easiest way to fulfil this need For the majority of robberies the offender is merely looking for financial gain thus
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