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Types of Victims

Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is an attempt to cause serious bodily injury to another or to cause serious bodily injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly, with an extreme indifference to the value of human life. Aggravated assault also occurs when a person attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon.

Assault
Assault

Assault is a physical attack or a threat that causes fear of an attack. Victims of assault may be attacked by one or more people. An assault may include one or more types of harm, such as pushing, shoving, slapping, punching, or kicking.

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Battery
Battery

Generally, a victim doesn't need to be injured or harmed for a battery to have occurred, so long as an offensive contact is involved. In a classic example, spitting on an individual doesn't physically injure them, but it nonetheless can constitute offensive contact sufficient for a battery.

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Burglary
Burglary

Crime victim compensation is a government program to reimburse victims of violent crimes- such as assault, homicide, rape, and, in some states, burglary - as well as their families for many of their out-of-pocket expenses. Every state has a crime victim compensation program.

Discriminatory Abuse
Discriminatory Abuse

Discriminatory Abuse Discriminatory abuse exists when values, beliefs or culture result in a misuse of power that denies opportunity to some groups or individuals. It can be a feature of any form of abuse of an adult, but can also be motivated because of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, class, culture, language, race or ethnic origin.

source: rbsab.org
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False Imprisonment
False Imprisonment

False imprisonment is the restraining of a person against his will without transporting him to another location. This illegal confinement violates an individual’s right to be free from restraint, and may give the victim a claim in civil court, in addition to any criminal charges which may apply.

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Financial Abuse
Financial Abuse

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of financial abuse. To talk to an advocate 24/7, who can help you with advice and next steps, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.

Homicide
Homicide

Here are the faces of L.A. County's homicide victims Each image was captured in a moment — at the DMV for a new license, at graduation, at a wedding, on a sports field, holding a baby. Each life ended violently.

Kidnapping
Kidnapping

The members of the family who were kidnapped were Captain James Johnson and his wife Susannah, Susannah's 14-year-old sister, Miriam Willard, and James and Susannah's three children, 6-year-old Sylvanus, 4-year-old Susannah, and 2-year-old Mary ("Polly").

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Larceny / Theft
Larceny / Theft

Most courts refuse to convict a defendant of robbery if the victim was unaware of any use of force, but the defendant may be charged with larceny or theft. Larceny and theft generally are a matter of state law. Congress maintains a few federal laws regarding thefts that have federal implications.

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Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft

Motor vehicle theft involves the unlawful taking or attempted taking of a motor vehicle. Motor vehicle theft is a form of larceny, but because of its frequency and seriousness the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) treats it as a separate category. Motor vehicle thefts ...

Neglect
Neglect

Child neglect is defined as a type of maltreatment related to the failure to provide needed, age-appropriate care. Unlike physical and sexual abuse, neglect is usually typified by an ongoing pattern of inadequate care and is readily observed by individuals in close contact with the child.

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Physical Abuse
Physical Abuse

Physical abuse can and in most cases does, play a role in the cycle of domestic abuse and more often than not goes hand in hand with controlling behavior, emotional and verbal abuse and other forms of violence like stalking, sexual assault and murder.

Psychological and Emotional Abuse
Psychological and Emotional Abuse

Denial of the abuse and blaming of the victim; Emotional abuse, like other types of abuse, tends to take the form of a cycle. 2 In a relationship, this cycle starts when one partner emotionally abuses the other, typically to show dominance.

Robbery
Robbery

Robbery is a property crime, but it is also a crime against a person and qualifies as a violent crime even if no weapon is involved. Anyone can become a victim of robbery.

source: ovc.gov
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Sexual Abuse
Sexual Abuse

Many perpetrators of sexual abuse are in a position of trust or responsible for the child’s care, such as a family member, teacher, clergy member, or coach.

source: rainn.org
Verbal Abuse
Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse signs are your observations about the person who is verbally abusive towards you. Things the verbal abuser does and says that affect your thinking, beliefs, or emotions. Verbal abuse Things the verbal abuser does and says that affect your thinking, beliefs, or emotions.