Four things you didn’t know about crime

The latest in my ‘Learn Something New Every Day’ series – taken from The Great Courses’ Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works (Lecture 32: Comparing Crimes and Crime Labs)

  • Adding the phrase ‘aggravated’ to any charge means there’s something about the case that takes the crime to a more heinous level (age of victim, treatment of victim etc)
  • According to UN crime reports the majority of burglaries worldwide happen at businesses and corporations, not private dwellings.
  • In 2010, Interpol had more than 7 million stolen vehicles on their international databases.
  • Robbery and Burglary are different under law. Burglaries are property-based but robberies involve a human victim/element.