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In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term “crime” does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes. The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law; in other words, something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law. One proposed definition is that a crime or offence (or criminal offence) is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society or the state (“a public wrong”). Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law.

The notion that acts such as murder, rape and theft are to be prohibited exists worldwide. What precisely is a criminal offence is defined by criminal law of each country. While many have a catalogue of crimes called the criminal code, in some common law countries no such comprehensive statute exists.

The state (government) has the power to severely restrict one’s liberty for committing a crime. In modern societies, there are procedures to which investigations and trials must adhere. If found guilty, an offender may be sentenced to a form of reparation such as a community sentence, or, depending on the nature of their offence, to undergo imprisonment, life imprisonment or, in some jurisdictions, execution.

Usually, to be classified as a crime, the “act of doing something criminal” (actus reus) must – with certain exceptions – be accompanied by the “intention to do something criminal” (mens rea).

While every crime violates the law, not every violation of the law counts as a crime. Breaches of private law (torts and breaches of contract) are not automatically punished by the state, but can be enforced through civil procedure.

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  • Analysis: When poverty is treated like a crime 17 Dec 2017 22:26 Seattle Times NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Back in September, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced a settlement with the city court in Bogalusa in a federal lawsuit over the jailing of poor people who fail to pay fines for minor offenses. The agreement affirms the city …
  • Crime rise: Bihta bizmen form human chain 17 Dec 2017 21:41 The Times of India
  • Pirro: Members of FBI, DOJ ‘Did Everything They Could’ to Exonerate Hillary, Incriminate Trump With ‘Non-Existent Crime’ 17 Dec 2017 20:25 Breitbart by Trent Baker16 Dec 20170 16 Dec, 201716 Dec, 2017 Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Jeanine Pirro reiterated her call for members of the FBI and Department of Justice to be taken away in handcuffs. Pirro doubled down, adding the members, …
  • Rajnath Singh criticises Karnataka government for increase in crime, Hindutva activist murders 17 Dec 2017 18:26 The New Indian Express BENGALURU: Lambasting the state government for the murders of Hindu activists and raise in crime rate in the state, union minister of home affairs Rajnath Singh assured that persons responsible will be brought to book if BJP is elected to power.  …
  • Two men charged over alleged plans to commit crime 17 Dec 2017 16:13 Times Two Bulgarian men were arraigned in court on Sunday over alleged plans to commit ATM fraud. Appearing before Magistrate Audrey Demicoli, Kitanchev Blagoy Zhorov, 34, and Polihnorov Spas Georgiev, 42, pled not guilty to association with persons in or …
  • Newark's crime decline and old-school policing | Di Ionno 17 Dec 2017 13:28 NJ.com Something about being the eyes and ears of a city and knowing everything that was going on got young Anthony Ambrose to dream about becoming a Newark  policeman. "My uncle was a cop," Ambrose said. "He used to tell stories about being up …
  • Crime Round-up 17 Dec 2017 11:45 Free Press Journal — By OUR STAFF REPORTER | Dec 17, 2017 12:11 am Youth stabbed multiple times by three Another attacked for refusing liquor money Indore : A 27-year-old youth was stabbed multiple times by three persons following an altercation near Patel Bridge area on …
  • Help, not hammer: New approach helps reduce juvenile crime 17 Dec 2017 09:49 Mail Tribune Vickie Aldous Mail Tribune @VickieAldous Juvenile crime has dropped significantly in Jackson County, mirroring state and national trends. No one knows exactly why youths are committing fewer crimes, but those who work with juvenile offenders in Jackson …
  • Youth killed in Patna as crime cases in district on rise this year 17 Dec 2017 08:05 The Times of India
  • ICC to try crime of aggression cases 17 Dec 2017 07:37 Monitor KAMPALA. The Assembly of State Parties of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), have adopted a new crime dubbed ‘crime of aggression’ that will form part of the crimes to adjudicate upon. The crime of aggression is a crime under the …
  • Crime’s climbing cost hurting businesses 17 Dec 2017 07:07 Trinidad Guardian The levels of crime in T&T got worse in 2017 and so did the daredevil antics of criminals. Some of these are reminiscent of the “Wild West” in the United States in the 1800s. In September, burglars using a blow torch, cut a hole on the eastern side of …
  • Rising number of under-10s take up crime 17 Dec 2017 06:37 Express and Star Data from West Midlands Police shows that in the past five years 788 crimes were recorded where the culprit was under 10 years old – with 88 offences committed by children aged five or under. The offences included 157 arson cases, 11 possession of weapons …
  • Decades after brutal SF crime, inmate granted parole 17 Dec 2017 05:58 SF Gate Michael Brown has been paroled after serving 36 years in the kidnap and rape of a Golden Gate University student, who his accomplices shot and ran over. Michael Brown has been paroled after serving 36 years in the kidnap and rape of a Golden Gate …
  • Surveillance video shows parts of man’s Greensboro crime spree 17 Dec 2017 05:57 WGHP Please enable Javascript to watch this video GREENSBORO, N.C. – Surveillance video at the Valero gas station on South Elm-Eugene Street captured a scary incident Thursday evening. It shows Harvey Trull wearing a brown coat as he was stealing a car. The …
  • Attack in Northwest is investigated as possible hate crime 17 Dec 2017 05:45 The Washington Post An attack on Wednesday in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of the District is being investigated as a possible hate crime, D.C. police said. The attacker made derogatory statements while striking the victim “multiple times” with an expandable baton …
  • The volunteers who help police puppies become canine crime fighters 17 Dec 2017 05:31 Coventry Telegraph Committed volunteers who help prepare police dog puppies for a life of canine crime fighting have scooped a national award. West Midlands Police’s police dog operation is based just outside Coventry in Balsall Common and the force has a team of over 200 …
  • Crime Fighters: Who killed Debra Gulliver? 17 Dec 2017 05:20 WPVI NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A grieving mother is coming forward to make a plea with the hope of finding the person who killed her daughter. Nancy Celia says when she was looking through pictures of her daughter for her funeral she noticed something that …
  • Drug arrests rising as crackdown on organised crime continues 17 Dec 2017 05:11 Daily Post Arrests for suspected drug offences have been on the rise again since the end of last year as police continue a crackdown on organised crime, figures revealed. During November, North Wales Police (NWP) arrested about 60 people in connection with illegal …
  • Popular crime fighting social media group launches online store 17 Dec 2017 04:48 KHON2 A popular online forum for fighting crime in Hawaii is growing and hoping to spread its message through a new online store. Stolen Stuff Hawaii now has merchandise available for purchase. Fighting crime never looked so good. Since its launch in 2014, the …
  • Sessions says DOJ to deploy 40 ‘violent crime’ prosecutors 17 Dec 2017 03:48 Sosa News Sessions says DOJ to deploy 40 ‘violent crime’ prosecutors Politics December 17, 2017, by Comments Off 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Dec. 15 that the Justice Department plans to deploy 40 prosecutors focused on violent crime in major cities …
  • Suspect in Tg Sepat murder-arson case brought to crime scene 17 Dec 2017 03:44 The Sun Daily PETALING JAYA: The main murder suspect in the case of a family of four which included an elderly couple and their two grandchildren who were killed and had their house burned down, was brought back to the scene of the gruesome crime yesterday. His …
  • Carmel hopes installing security cameras will curb crime 17 Dec 2017 03:08 KSBW Carmel hopes installing security cameras will curb crime Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 6:41 PM PST Dec 16, 2017 Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT THE CITY OF CARMEL HOPING TOCRACK DOWN ON A SPIKE IN CRIMEBY INSTALLING …
  • Street crime & terrorism 17 Dec 2017 02:24 The Dawn THE DG Sindh Rangers, Maj Gen Muhammad Saeed, has executed an almost perfect illustration of the saying ‘to crack a nut with a sledgehammer’. Addressing a news conference in Karachi on Wednesday, the head of the paramilitary force said that robbers and …
  • Murder-arson suspect brought to crime scene 17 Dec 2017 02:07 The Malaysian Star TANJUNG SEPAT: The suspect in the murder-arson case of an elderly couple and their two grandchildren was brought back to the crime scene by police. The 38-year-old man, who was seen wearing a purple shirt, orange lock-up pants and a hat and mask, was …
  • Police issue crime alert after burglary on Meyran 17 Dec 2017 01:57 Pitt News Pitt police issued a crime alert after a burglary Friday evening. Pitt Police and City police responded to a crime that occurred between 3 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday on the 300 block of Meyran Avenue. According to the alert, the victim said someone entered …
  • FBI Releases 2016 NIBRS Crime Statistics in Report and CDE, Promotes Transition of Agencies 17 Dec 2017 01:53 Imperial Valley News Washington, DC - Monday, the FBI released details on more than 6.1 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2016. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS, 2016, presents data …
  • State seeks to lower juvenile age to 15 yers to check heinous crime 17 Dec 2017 00:46 The Times of India
  • Man attacked in Northwest in possible hate crime, police say 17 Dec 2017 00:43 The Washington Post An assault victim was attacked in the District with an expandable baton, and D.C. police said they are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. The police said the victim was struck “multiple times” in the attack, which occurred about 9 p.m. …
  • State police issue tips to head off crime during the holiday season 16 Dec 2017 23:53 Times Herald Record Richard J. Bayne It’s about a week to go until Christmas Day, and state police are reminding the public to be on the lookout for criminals who prey on unsuspecting shoppers during this busy buying time. Police are issuing a number of tips to help keep …
  • ‘Community policing helps in bringing down crime rate’ 16 Dec 2017 23:51 Borneo Post December 17, 2017, Sunday Jeremy Veno. reporters@theborneopost.com Fatimah (seated third left), Lau (seated second left), Shafie (seated fourth left) and CP Sarawak members in a group photo prior to them meeting and mingling with members of the public at …
  • Queensland crime: Brisbane ferry terminal stabbing, Mount Isa murder 16 Dec 2017 22:58 Sunday Times POLICE are investigating a suspected murder in Queensland’s Gulf region this morning. A body was discovered in Mount Isa in the early hours of the morning. It is understood police are treating the death as suspicious. Meanwhile, a teenager has been …
  • Xposed: Paula Abdul’s Crime? 16 Dec 2017 22:26 Black Star News In 1956, contestant Charles Van Doren enjoyed such a successful run on a game show named “Twenty Oneâ€? that he not only landed on the cover of Time Magazine but was hired as the permanent host of the Today Show on NBC-TV. However, just a couple of …
  • Githu’s talk of crime of ‘high treason’ is ignorance of law 16 Dec 2017 22:13 Standard Digital News Attorney General Githu MuigaiAttorney General Githu Muigai touched off a firestorm last week when – with braggadocio – he warned that NASA’s Raila Odinga would commit “high treason” were he to be sworn in as the President of the Republic of Kenya. In …
  • Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County Fundraiser at the Lakewood Playhouse 16 Dec 2017 22:04 Suburban Times Submitted by Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County hosted a fundraiser at the Lakewood Playhouse Wednesday, Dec. 13. This event would not have been possible without the superior catering provided by Carrs …
  • Youth killed in city as crime cases in district on rise this year 16 Dec 2017 21:14 The Times of India
  • Summer the time to stop break-in crime 16 Dec 2017 21:08 Coffs Coast Advocate MORE than one thousand home owners have been asked by Crime Stoppers to comment on their security practices and the survey shows how many basics are overlooked. Summer holidays bring the peak season for villains and every year, somewhere in Australia, a …
  • Ex-USC football player sentenced for crime ring 16 Dec 2017 21:05 KGTV 10News.com SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A former University of Southern California football player was sentenced Friday in San Diego for leading a drug and crime operation that spanned at least three continents. Owen "O-Dog" Hanson was sentenced to 21 years and …
  • D'Amato: Does Russia's Olympics punishment fit the crime? Nyet 16 Dec 2017 20:30 Bleacher Report When the International Olympic Committee announced earlier this month that Russia’s Olympic team was barred from the 2018 Winter Games for executing a longstanding state-sponsored doping program, clean athletes from around the world celebrated a …
  • Rockford Area Crime Stoppers payouts lagging this year 16 Dec 2017 19:10 Rockford Register Star Georgette Braun Staff writer @georgettebraun ROCKFORD — Surveillance video showed two men wearing neon-colored safety vests at the front door of a home in May in the 700 block of Green Meadow Avenue. They rang the doorbell, and when a resident opened the …
  • ICC members reach consensus to activate crime of aggression 16 Dec 2017 18:52 DAILY NATION By GEORGE KEGORO More by this Author A mid the ongoing domestic difficulties, the two-week Assembly of State Parties ended in New York last week, where the main highlight was the adoption of a resolution that would bring into force the crime of aggression …
  • Former USC football player turned crime boss sentenced to 21 years in prison 16 Dec 2017 18:36 The Sacramento Bee SAN DIEGO – Born into privilege, educated in good schools and an alumnus of the University of Southern California football brotherhood, Owen Hanson was set up for success. Perhaps a future boardroom CEO or a real estate magnate. But Hanson chose to use …
  • Minot law enforcement agencies see increase in crime 16 Dec 2017 16:40 Seattle Times MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Minot say they are struggling to combat crime even after the slowdown in area oil activity. Minot Police Chief Jason Olsen said law enforcement agencies remain “strained and stressed” fighting violent crime, …
  • 1 dead, police looking to identify five men seen near crime scene 16 Dec 2017 16:21 WTOC ATLANTA (CBS46) - The Atlanta Police Department is asking the public to help identify five men who were in the area when a man was fatally shot. Police say the shooting occurred Nov. 3 just before midnight on Martin Luther King Boulevard. First responders …
  • Yuletide: Delta communities raises the alarm over increasing crime rate 16 Dec 2017 16:17 Nigerian Bulletin From: Ben Dunno, Warri Residents of Effurun, headquarters of Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State and neighbouring communities have expressed concern over increasing cases of armed robbery and kidnapping in their areas particularly during this …
  • AG Sessions to discuss eradicating crime during Ohio visit 16 Dec 2017 16:00 Seattle Times TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to discuss the eradication of violent crime during an appearance Monday in Toledo. The Blade reports the visit was announced Friday night by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sessions …
  • New Federal Prosecutor Added To Battle Violent Crime 16 Dec 2017 15:53 WMAY The U.S. Attorney’s office in Springfield is getting an additional federal prosecutor to focus on combatting violent crime. It’s part of a nationwide push to beef up the federal response against violent criminal activity. A total of 40 new positions are …
  • CRIME: HPD Makes Arrests for Possession, Fugitive from Justice 16 Dec 2017 15:13 Huntington News The Huntington Police Department has reported arrests for possession of a controlled substance, fugitive from justice, and receiving or transferring stolen property. A man has been arrested   at about 12:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Adams Avenue Dec. 16 …
  • Crown wants 4 1/2 years for crime spree by driver in chase 16 Dec 2017 14:52 Calgary Herald Crystal Schick/ Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, on October 14, 2014. -- Courthouse-wp (Crystal Schick/Calgary Herald) (For story by ) The series of offences committed by a driver should land him a 54-month prison …
  • France's Constitutional Council Rules Surfing Terrorist Websites Not a Crime 16 Dec 2017 14:16 Sputnik International Europe 17:01 16.12.2017(updated 17:02 16.12.2017) Get short URL The issue of counter-terrorist measures is a highly debated topic in France, as in recent years the country has been hit by a number of terrorist attacks, with the deadliest one, in November …
  • Murder suspect brought to Tanjung Sepat crime scene where family of four died 16 Dec 2017 13:21 New Straits Times KUALA LANGAT: The main murder suspect in a fire where a family of four in Tanjung Sepat were found dead was brought back to the scene of the crime. His presence attracted a large crowd at the fishing village that was shocked with the murder of Chia Tee …