Robbery is usually considered the theft of property or money through physical force or fear. Usually the victim is present and is threatened with harm or suffers an injury. In many states, if the victim is hurt, or if a weapon was used, the robbery may be charged as “armed” or “aggravated,” generally increasing criminal penalties.
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Unlike burglary, in which the victim of the crime is typically not present, robbery charges imply a direct encounter between the culprit and victim. Robbery charges also include the use or threat of violence, and robbery can be charged whether or not the theft was successful.
Armed robbery can be charged if the crime was committed with a gun, knife, blunt instrument or other weapon.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, there were approximately 447,000 robbery offenses in 2006. The average robbery resulted in a loss of $1,268 in cash or property. Firearms were used in 42% of robberies.
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The above summary of robbery is by no means all-inclusive and is not legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on robbery laws and penalties, speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area.