Ad Hominem

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Ad Hominem

[Latin, To the person.] A term used in debate to denote an argument made personally against an opponent, instead of against the opponent's argument.

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1% Violent crime1,842 1,639 -11% Violence against the person (with injury) 860 692 -19.
Despite this progress, Cleveland Police are not complacent and we recognise that there is still work to be done to further reduce the number of offences of violence against the person in order that less people are victims of crime, and we will continue to take a positive approach to further reduce these offences.
Violence against the person (277), theft (247) and sexual offences (153) were the most common crimes.
It included 955,752 offences of violence against the person, up 14%.
Abdullah el-Faisal, 38, from Stratford, east London, allegedly "encouraged others to murder persons unknown contrary to section 4 of the Offences against the Persons Act 1861, " a spokesman said.
It's important to note the figures focus on violence against the person and don't include homicide, knife crime, gun crime or robbery rates, which are low in Middlesbrough compared to other parts of the country," he said.
63 for 2007, with each violence against the person costing pounds 210.
He said: 'Over the last year there seems to have been increase in cases of domestic violence and violence against the person.
Xircom filed a lawsuit in Ventura County Superior Court against the person, identifying him only as John Doe since the company didn't know his true identity.
But Mr Price today said the "recorded" crime figures were misleading and an alternative survey had found that Teesside has one of the lowest figures for crimes against the person in the UK.
Seeking revenge against the person who had attacked their friend, the suspects returned to the party after it broke up, Young said.
He said that strict legal action be initiated against the people responsible for negligence and indiscriminate action should be initiated against the persons violating the kite flying ban.