Does anyone have info or insight into whether approaches to violence are changing or evolving? Attack choices, tactics, etc? In particular I feel that mugging (in the UK) is changing. It used to be general good advice to give up your wallet or purse as that is less valuable than trying to defend it and risking physical harm. Give the attacker what they are after and they will take it and run. They want an easy pay day. But it seems to me that these days muggers are far more likely to hit or attack as their first step and take your possessions afterwards. Rather than try and intimidate with threats without going physical. In many ways the violence/attack is the primary act and with the theft an opportunistic add-on. Reports I see off muggings where I live (not a particularly violent place) seem to start with an attack as the opening gambit. The most recent one was a man waking up with a broken nose and all his stuff missing. Had to piece together what had happened after the fact. Or could this be reporting bias? Where the less violent muggings just don't get the same attention?