Carjacking

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A class B felony (US) defined as the intentional or knowing taking of a motor vehicle from the possession of another by use of (1) a deadly weapon; or (2) force or intimidation
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The new legislation will amend the Crimes Act 1958 to create new offences of carjacking, aggravated carjacking, home invasion and aggravated home invasion.
It's difficult to know how Detroit's carjackings rank nationally because many police agencies lump carjackings with all armed robberies in annual reports to the FBI.
With each carjacking there was a shooting involved," he said.
Unfortunately, clients' exposure to home invasion and carjacking increases with wealth.
Tracker marketing manager Michelle Healy said: "We are very pleased that vehicle crime overall and carjacking incidents are going down.
At present, thieves who carry out carjacking attacks would normally be charged with robbery.
Bobby Hume, 56, was killed in a carjacking as he drove in Johannesburg, South Africa.
An informal survey of FBI field divisions determined that just over 19,000 carjackings occurred throughout the United States in 1991; over 25,000 were estimated to have occurred in 1992.
Further, of the total carjackings nationally, less than three percent end in violence.
There were 416 carjackings last year in Essex County, a 44 percent increase from 2010.
It is well known that many behind these carjackings are repeat offenders who have benefited from a revolving door system allowing them to continue to offend.
March 31, 2009 (EL FASHER) -- The Tripartite Committee on Darfur peacekeeping held its fifth meeting in El Fasher today as carjackings were reported in North and West Darfur.