Types of Common Crimes

Security Education JSS1 Second Term

Sub-theme: Common Crimes and security management

Week 4

Types of Common Crimes

Performance Objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Identify the common crimes


Common crimes are criminal offences that people commit every day in society.

1. Property crimes: Major property crimes are burglary theft, motor vehicle theft etc.

2. Consensual crimes: This is also called victimless crime. It refers to behaviours in which people engage voluntarily and willingly even though these behaviours violate the law. Examples are illegal drug use, drunkenness tec.

3. Violent crime: These are crimes that involve killing a person, rape and sexual assault.

4. White-collar crime: These are crimes committed.... View More

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