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Encyclopedia > Aggravated assault

Aggravated assault is a form of violent crime. A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens violent force upon the victim. ...

In many jurisdictions, a person has committed an aggravated assault when that person:

  • attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another person; or
  • causes such injury purposely, knowingly, or recklessly in circumstances where the person has exhibited indifference to human life; or
  • attempts or causes bodily injury to another person with a deadly weapon.

Aggravated assault is usually differentiated from simple assault by the offender's intent (i.e., to murder, to rape etc.), the extent of the injury to the victim, or the use of a deadly weapon, although legal definitions vary between jurisdictions. Sentences for aggravated assault are generally more severe, reflecting the greater degree of harm or malice intended by the perpetrator. A victims rights group is a legal or political organization, formed for an espoused purpose of advocating social change or legal measures, on behalf of victims of various crimes, injustice, or malfeasance. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... Law (a loanword from Old Norse lagu), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, intended to provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments of/for those who... In law, a sentence forms the final act of a judge-ruled process, and also the symbolic principal act connected to his function. ...

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13-1204 - Aggravated assault; classification; definition (839 words)
Aggravated assault pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 7 or 10 of this section is a class 5 felony.
Aggravated assault pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15 or 16 of this section is a class 6 felony.
Aggravated assault pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 14 of this section committed on a peace officer while the officer is engaged in the execution of any official duties is a class 3 felony.
Crimes Reported: Aggravated Assault (142 words)
Aggravated Assault is defined as the unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.
Aggravated assaults were a larger proportion of the violent crime total (60.1%) in the Non-New York City counties than in New York City (51.0%).
Aggravated assaults occurred most frequently on the street (41.6%) or in a residence (37.4%), and 10 percent were committed with firearms.
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