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assault
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • So had the rate of just about every other sort of crime, from assault to car theft.
    p. 3.1
  • Women's rights advocates, for instance, have hyped the incidence of sexual assault, claiming that one in three American women will in her lifetime be a victim of rape or attempted rape.
    p. 88.4
  • But that is only the case for crimes with a direct financial motivation—burglary, robbery, and auto theft—as opposed to violent crimes like homicide, assault, and rape.
    p. 120.2
  • In Switzerland, every adult male is issued an assault rifle for militia duty and is allowed to keep the gun at home.
    p. 131.4
  • The father eventually goes to jail for sexual assault.
    p. 157.6

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