crime of violence

Legal Definition of crime of violence

: a crime that by its nature poses a substantial risk that force will be used against a person or property

Note: A record of crimes of violence is used especially to determine career offender status under federal sentencing guidelines.

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“Crime of violence.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/crime%20of%20violence. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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