Types of criminal violence

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2021 | Criminal Defense

Criminal violence happens in a wide variety of scenarios in Minnesota. Even confrontational arguing is often classified as violence, but pails in comparison to true criminal violence. Even though it is a relatively low-level criminal issue, even verbal assault can indeed be prosecuted. But, true criminal violence happens when someone is attacked in the process and receives substantial injuries that can prove to be fatal. Here are a few basic types of antisocial behavior that are easily classified as violent crimes.

Domestic violence with injury

Domestic violence is one of the most common types of violent crimes. It happens more often than many Minnesota residents realize even outside of urban areas. Even though many borderline violent cases are reported by family members, there are still many cases where a significant injury does occur in domestic violence cases, including homicide in the most serious criminal situations.

Assault and battery

Assault and battery is also a common criminal law violation that is indeed considered violence of the first order. The act of assaulting an individual even when it is seemingly acceptable is still a crime, but it happens very often in retaliation as well as indirect action. The real violence issue is often associated with the ensuing battery when an assailant continues to attack the victim even when they have been rendered incapable of defending themselves.


The most violent of all crimes is clearly homicide, and especially if it has been proven as premeditated. There are multiple forms of homicide, including vehicular and accidental. However, the most violent and serious with respect to criminal law is first-degree murder.