Personal Crimes - “Offenses against the Person”: These are crimes that result in physical or mental harm to another person. Some examples of personal crimes include:
Property Crimes – “Offenses against Property”: These are crimes that do not necessarily involve harm to another person. Instead, they involve an interference with another person’s right to use or enjoy their property. Some examples of property crimes include:
Inchoate Crimes – “Inchoate” translates into “incomplete”, meaning crimes that were initiated with the "specific intent" to follow through. An inchoate offense requires that the defendant took direct action towards completing the crime, but ultimately fell short of finishing. The attempted crime must be a substantive crime, which is a crime that stands alone, such as murder. Some examples of Inchoate crimes include:
Statutory Crimes – A violation of a specific state or federal statute and can involve either property offenses or personal offense. Three significant types of statutory crimes are alcohol related crimes, drug crimes, and traffic offenses. Statutory crimes include:
Financial Crimes - often involve deception or fraud for financial gain. Although white-collar crimes derive their name from the corporate officers who historically perpetrated them, anyone in any industry can commit a white-collar crime. These crimes include: