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Types of criminals
- Professionals. Professionals usually plan their crimes to avoid confrontation and are not usually a physical threat unless provoked. They just want to get the valuables and get out.
- Predators. Predators also want to get the valuables but they do not care if they must abuse, injure, or humiliate their victims.
- Posturers. Valuables are important to posturers, but of more importance to them is proving their courage and ability to their fellow criminals. Posturers are dangerous in that they may do things that are much more violent than the situation demands.
- Psychos. Psychos do not have any sane motivations for their violence, so they are totally unpredictable.
Types of Muggers
- Snatch and run. The mugger who literally rips your bag/briefcase from your hand and runs away.
- Blind-side. The mugger who suddenly appears and attacks without any apparent warning.
- Defiant. The mugger who attacks without ritual or fear of the law or consequences, usually because you have walked onto his or her territory.
- Professional. The mugger who plans his or her attacks and uses deception to get inside your defenses
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