Gender differences in crime

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gender differences in crime are differences between females and males as criminals or as the victims of crime. Studies of this subject may be in the areas of criminology (study of criminal behavior), sociobiology and women's studies.

According to statistics, males commit more crimes than females.[1] But females do sometimes commit crimes matching those of men, such as bank robbery,[2] murder[3] and burglary.[4]

A 2008 study of domestic violence shows that women have different reasons from men when committing violence against their partner. Women are more likely to do this because they are afraid or to defend themselves. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to be trying to be in control.[5] Men are more likely to beat up, choke or strangle their partner. Women were more likely to slap, kick, bite, throw something at their partner, punch their partners or hit with objects.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Criminology". Psychology Press. Retrieved Jan 11, 2018.
  2. Robbing Banks No Longer Just for Guys (Report). CNN. Retrieved Jan 11, 2018.
  3. "The Weapons Men and Women Use Most Often". The Washington Post. Retrieved Jan 11, 2018.
  4. Female Burglar in String of Jewelry Heists (Report). The Daily Mail. Retrieved Jan 11, 2018.
  5. "Review of Research on Women's Use of Violence with Male Intimate Partners". PMC. Retrieved Jan 11, 2018.