Muggers are among the most desperate and violent of thieves. They are usually Addicts who have abandoned any previously held moral standards, and who badly want to get more drugs. They won’t or can’t work, have spent any savings, and nobody will loan them money. They have exhausted other options such as selling their belongings, or illegal options like selling their body, shoplifting, burglary, scams or con-jobs. There are many alternatives to get money other than direct and violent confrontation of a victim, so this is a last resort. The other option is a mugger is a thrill seeking, risk taking individual, eager for a power, control, domination encounter, and prefers to directly confront a victim, rather than doing it out of desperate necessity when other options have been exhausted. The third option is they are not intelligent enough to acquire money by other means, including illegal ones.