Nature of violent crime
Figures from the 2010 to 2011 British Crime Survey (BCS).
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The figures presented here are from the 2010/11 British Crime Survey (BCS).
Violent crime as measured by the British Crime Survey includes:
- assault with minor injury;
- assault with no injury;
- wounding; and
Violence as measured by the BCS can also be classified into four subgroups (violence typology):
- stranger; and
Domestic violence - includes all violent incidents, excluding mugging, which involve partners, ex-partners, household members or other relatives.
Mugging - this is a popular rather than a legal term, comprising robbery, attempted robbery, and snatch theft from the person.
Stranger violence - includes assault and wounding incidents where the victim did not know (any of) the offender(s) in any way.
Acquaintance violence - comprises assault and wounding incidents where the victim knew (one or more of) the offender(s), at least by sight.