Parking lots or alley ways.
Crime of opportunity.
or in a business office as soft crime robbery is very serious
Damnit Girl..you're on your game today..great answer...
These are called 'Transitional Areas" or Fringe areas..Places we pass thru to get to somewhere else.The best example of a fringe area is a mall parking lot. There are too many people in the middle of the mall for the criminal to be successful. And by the time you are in your car and driving away, you are beyond his reach. A parking lot, however, meets the criteria he needs. There are enough people to find a victim, you are out of reach of immediate help, he can still get to you *and* he can easily escape after he has mugged you.
Parking lots are transitional places: You are either walking or driving in/out of them -- you are not loitering. If someone is not moving, there is usually an immediately identifiable reason. The car hood is up, they are unloading or loading their vehicle, preparing to drive or gathering something up, getting something out of the trunk, fussing with a problem before they walk out of the parking lot.
Now that we have the three answers to the most commonly committed violent crime..lets take a look at what kind of person commits these crimes and what we should look for and how to identify a possible threat.
Any parking lot, stairwell, ATM to and from an event etc are transitional or fringe areas
1) Most common violent crime against a person? Answer:Aggravated Assault
2) Most common type of aggravated assault? Answer: Robbery
3) Most common location of Robbery? Answer:Transitional or Fringe areas
What is the difference between a Robber and a Mugger..?