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What is female crime
· In this presentation female crime refers
to crime which has been (or has alleged
to have been) committed by females.
· Most crime appears to be committed by
males. The feminist Heidensohn says
gender differences in crime are perhaps
`the most significant feature of recorded
crime'.…read more

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Trends in female crime
· It can be seen in statistics that men commit
the vast majority of crime. Roughly 4 in 5
offenders in England and Wales were males
in 2011 according to national statistics.…read more

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Female crime in the teenage
years
· For both genders the peak years for crime
offences is in adolescence, the peak age for
offending for females is 15 where as for
boys this figure is 17. Female crime rates
are seen to decline earlier than boys.
· At 20 years of age less than 1% of females
are found guilty of indictable offences,
however the 1% figure is not reached until
the age of 45 for males.…read more

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Female offence trends
In 2010 over half of all female indictable
offences (51%) were concerned with theft
and handling stolen goods compared to
theft and handling and stolen goods
comprising of 30% of male crime.
Males are 15x more likely to be arrested for
homicide.…read more

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Female offence trends
continued
· According to ministry of justice in 2007 ;
· Around 125,000 males were found guilty of theft and
handling stolen goods compared to around 5,000 females
· Around 79,000 males were found guilty of drug offences
compared to around 8,000 females
· Around 28,000 males were found guilty of burglary
compared to around 1,000 females
· Around 19,000 males were found guilty of robbery
compared to less than 1,000 women
· Around 4,000 males were convicted of sexual offences
compared to a negliable amount of females.…read more

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