It’s summertime in Atlanta. In my neighborhood, as in many others within city limits, there’s often a spike in criminal acts to correspond with temperature hikes.
Did you know there’s actually a difference between a burglary and a robbery? And between a homicide and a murder?
- Burglary involves entering a building — not necessarily breaking in — with the intent to commit a crime. Robbery, on the other hand, includes using violence or force when trying to steal something.
- You rob a person or a house, but you steal the money and valuables on hand.
- Homicide is the legal term for a killing. Manslaughter is the act of killing, intent aside.
- Murder, however, is premeditated homicide committed with malicious intent. A person shouldn’t be called a murderer unless there has been a conviction processed through the legal system.
There you go: Crime defined according to Associated Press, and ChanteSez. I certainly hope you escape any and all criminal acts — this season and beyond!