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Abel Clemmons

Abel Clemmons was an American murderer, known for killing his entire family in late 1805. On or about November 8, 1805, in Clarksburg, West Virginia then Virginia, Clemmons murdered his pregnant wife and eight children with an axe. The story was ...

                                               

Holt Coffey

Holt Coffey was the sheriff of Platte County, Missouri from 1933 until 1937 and again from 1941 until 1945. Coffey, along with newly elected Platte City Prosecutor David Clevenger, was responsible for cleaning up much of the small-time crime arou ...

                                               

Cynthia Coffman (murderer)

Cynthia Lynn Coffman is an American woman convicted in the 1986 deaths of two women in California. She was convicted along with her boyfriend, James Marlow. Coffman admits to committing the murders, but insists she suffered from battered woman sy ...

                                               

Coin-matching game

A coin-matching game is a confidence trick in which two con artists set up one victim. The first con artist strikes up a conversation with the victim, usually while waiting somewhere. The con artist suggests matching pennies or other coins to pas ...

                                               

Charles Coleman (murderer)

Charles Troy Coleman was a convicted murderer executed in 1990 by lethal injection by the State of Oklahoma for the murder of John Seward. He was convicted in 1979 of the murder of Seward, who, along with his wife, was killed by a shotgun blast i ...

                                               

Thunder Collins

Thunder Collins is a former running back for the Montreal Alouettes after playing 3 seasons at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He played one game for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 2003. In August, 2009, Collins was ...

                                               

2002 Columbus, Ohio shopping mall bombing plot

The Columbus Shopping Mall Bombing Plot was a plan to blow up an unnamed shopping mall in the city of Columbus in the American state of Ohio. The plot was disclosed by federal authorities on June 14, 2004, when an indictment against Nuradin Abdi ...

                                               

Oscar Comery

Oscar Joseph Comery was a Canadian-American chauffeur hanged in Concord, New Hampshire for murdering his wife. Comery was born in Canada, the son of French Canadians Joseph Comery also spelled Comire and Celine Boisvert. According to the Concord ...

                                               

Copper Canyon Apartment Homes shooting

On December 31, 2017, a shooting occurred in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where five deputy sheriffs were shot. One deputy was shot dead, and four others were injured. Two civilians were also shot by the suspect, who was later killed in a firefight ...

                                               

Costa Mesa school massacre

A Santa Ana man drove into a Costa Mesa preschool playground on May 3, 1999 and killed 2 students and injured four other students and a teachers aide.

                                               

County lines drug trafficking

In the United Kingdom, county lines drug trafficking is the practice of trafficking drugs into rural areas and smaller towns, away from major cities. Often, the trade involves child slavery. Traffickers recruit vulnerable children, including chil ...

                                               

Mary Frances Creighton

Mary Frances Creighton, was a housewife, who along with Everett Applegate, a 36-year-old former American Legion official, was executed in Sing Prisons electric chair, Old Sparky, for the poisoning of Applegates wife, Ada, in Baldwin, New York on ...

                                               

Crime forum

A crime forum is a generic term for an Internet forum specialising in computer crime and Internet fraud activities such as hacking, Online Identity Theft, Phishing, Pharming, Malware Attacks or spamming. During the early days of the Internet publ ...

                                               

Crime in Alabama

In 2008, there were 211.401 crimes reported in Alabama, including 357 murders, 190.292 property crimes, and 1.618 rapes. In 2014, there were 174.821 crimes reported in Alabama, including 276 murders, 154.094 property crimes, and 1.436 rapes.

                                               

Crime in Alaska

In 1985, a Chicago Tribune article reported Alaska had the United States third highest per capita murder rate. In 2008, there were 24.576 crimes reported in Alaska, including 27 murders, 20.097 property crimes, and 445 rapes. In 2014, there were ...

                                               

Crime in Bangladesh

Crime in Bangladesh is present in various forms such as Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering, Extortion, Contract killing, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Robbery, Corruption, Black Marketeering, Political Violence, Terrorism and Abduction among others. ...

                                               

Crime in Massachusetts

Capital punishment is not applied in this state. However, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts explicitly authorizes the Massachusetts Legislature General Court to enact statutes providing for capital punishment. Since the abolit ...

                                               

Crime in Mississippi

Capital punishment is applied in this state. One of the two death sentences of Willie Jerome Manning for two unrelated double murders attracted national attention in May 2013 when the FBI rescinded an evidence report days before Mannings schedule ...

                                               

Crime in North Carolina

In 2008 there were 415.810 crimes reported in North Carolina, including 605 murders. In 2014 there were 318.464 crimes reported, including 510 murders. Between 2003 and 2012, there were an average of 15.255 vehicle thefts per year in North Carolina.

                                               

Crime in Washington

                                               

Crime Intelligence Division

The Crime Intelligence Division of the South African Police Service is an intelligence agency that tracks criminal elements within the Republic of South Africa. It is run by a Divisional Commissioner, who is also a member of the National Intellig ...

                                               

Crime Library

Crime Library was a website documenting major crimes, criminals, trials, forensics, and criminal profiling from books. It was founded in 1998 and was most recently owned by truTV, a cable TV network that is part of Time Warners Turner Broadcastin ...

                                               

Crime-lite

The Crime-lite is a handheld, high-intensity alternative light source used primarily by forensic investigators to detect evidence such as fingerprints, bodily fluids and latent evidence from crime scenes. The Crime-lite was one of the first comme ...

                                               

Criminal deportation

Following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act AEDPA, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act IIRIR ...

                                               

Crimint

Crimint is a database run by the Metropolitan Police Service of Greater London which stores information on criminals, suspected criminals and protesters. It was created in 1994 and supplied by Memex Technology Limited. It supports the recording a ...

                                               

Alice Crimmins

Alice Crimmins is an American woman who was charged with killing her two children, 5-year-old Eddie and 4-year-old Alice Marie, known as Missy, who went missing on July 14, 1965. Alice Maries body was found that day, and Eddie Jr.s was found five ...

                                               

Crumbles murders

The Crumbles Murders are two separate and unrelated crimes which occurred on a shingle beach located between Eastbourne and Pevensey Bay - locally referred to as "the Crumbles" - in the 1920s. The first of these two murders is the 1920 bludgeonin ...

                                               

Customs racketeering

Customs racketeering is the act of customs agents seizing cargo on ships for their own gain by claiming that they have the legal right to do so. This can be done by aggressively enforcing obscure or old regulations, altering the severity of enfor ...

                                               

Cutting Ball

"Cutting" Ball was a notorious criminal during the Elizabethan Age. Thomas Nashe mentions a ballad written about him, which does not survive. His sister, Em, or Emma, was a prostitute, "a sorry ragged quean", who according to various reports was ...

                                               

Cybercrime in India

Computer crime, or cybercrime in India has been evolving rapidly in the 21st century. Technical support scams, along with impersonation of the IRS, are among the most common forms of confidence tricks used in order to receive money from unsuspect ...

                                               

Dark0de

dark0de a.k.a. Darkode, is a cybercrime forum and black marketplace described by Europol as "the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date". The site, which launched in 2007, serves as a venue for the sale and trade of hacking se ...

                                               

Data laundering

Data laundering is the conversion of stolen data so that it may be sold or used by ostensibly legitimate databases. ZDNet has described the process as "obscuring, removing, or fabricating the provenance of illegally obtained data such that it may ...

                                               

Dantrell Davis

Dantrell Davis was an American 7-year-old boy from Chicago, Illinois, who was murdered in October 1992. Davis was walking to school with his mother in the Cabrini-Green housing projects when he was accidentally shot by Anthony Garrett, the member ...

                                               

Henry Debosnys

Henry Debosnys was hanged for murder of his third wife, Elizabeth Wells. His skull is on display at the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown, New York. Debosnys left enciphered documents, that have never been decrypted, using a crypt ...

                                               

December 2015 Moscow bus stop attack

On the evening of December 7th, 2015, a bus stop in central Moscow, Russia, was attacked by an unknown perpetrator who threw a homemade bomb into the bus-stop shelter, injuring at least 3 woman. Two of the women were taken to hospital, and the ot ...

                                               

Decriminalization

Decriminalization or decriminalisation is the lessening of criminal penalties in relation to certain acts, perhaps retroactively, though perhaps regulated permits or fines might still apply. The term was coined by anthropologist Jenifer James to ...

                                               

Carl DeLuna

Carl Angelo "Tuffy" DeLuna was an organized crime figure who was once the powerful underboss of the Kansas City crime family. He was also brother-in-law to Kansas City crime boss Anthony Civella. Born in Brooklyn, New York, DeLuna rose through th ...

                                               

Demand reduction

Demand reduction refers to efforts aimed at reducing the public desire for illegal and illicit drugs. The drug policy is in contrast to the reduction of drug supply, but the two policies are often implemented together. Some discussions of demand ...

                                               

Deviant sexual intercourse

Deviant sexual intercourse is, in some U.S. states, a legal term for "any act of sexual gratification involving the sex organs of one person and the mouth or anus of another, anus to mouth or involving invasion of the anus or vagina of one person ...

                                               

Murder of Bianca Devins

Bianca Michelle Devins was a teen from New Hartford, New York, who was stabbed to death in Utica, New York on July 14, 2019, after attending a Nicole Dollanganger concert. The case gained international interest as images of Devins mutilated corps ...

                                               

Nicole Diar

Nicole Diar, born July 21, 1975, is an American woman convicted of the August 27, 2003 murder of her 4-year-old son, Jacob. Prosecutors argued that Diar suffocated her son and before setting the house on fire, though the exact cause of Jacobs dea ...

                                               

Dilessi murders

The Dilessi murders were committed in 1870, when one Italian and three English aristocrats were murdered at Dilesi, a coastal town in eastern Boeotia, by Greek brigands while touring the area near Marathon. The events triggered a crisis between G ...

                                               

Murder of Paige Doherty

Paige had stayed at one of her friends house on the night of the 18th of March. On the 19th she went to John Leathems delicatessen before she would have gone to her hairdressing job. The search for her began after she failed to arrive at her week ...

                                               

Domestic violence in Norway

Domestic violence in Norway is officially referred to as vold i nære relasjoner. It is defined as: Violence or threats of violence against persons who are or have been married or who live or have lived in marriage-like relationships. It also appl ...

                                               

Ronald Dominique

Dominique was investigated in late 2006 following a police report by a man who refused to let Dominique tie him up. The final victim, Chris Sutterfield, had died about two months earlier. Following his arrest on December 1, 2006, Dominique confes ...

                                               

Richard Dortch

Richard W. Dortch was an Assemblies of God District Superintendent for Illinois and an Assemblies of God Executive Presbyter. Born in Granite City, Illinois, Dortch served as a pastor early in his ministerial career, and was also a missionary to ...

                                               

Brian J. Doyle

Brian James Doyle is a former Deputy Press Secretary in the United States Department of Homeland Security. In 2006, he was indicted for seducing a 14-year-old girl, who was actually a sheriffs deputy working undercover, on the internet. He was ar ...

                                               

Dragging death

A dragging death is a death caused by someone being dragged behind or underneath a moving vehicle, whether accidental or as a deliberate act of murder. If it is homicide, then it is also known as a dragging murder. An infamous example of a draggi ...

                                               

Dragnet (policing)

A dragnet is any system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects; including road barricades and traffic stops, widespread DNA tests, and general increased police alertness. The term derives from a fishing technique of draggi ...

                                               

Donovan Drayton

Donovan Drayton is the son of guitarist Ronny Drayton. Drayton came into the spotlight when attention was drawn to what his father claims is a wrongful incarceration with no valid trial or charges. On July 25, 2013, Drayton was acquitted of all b ...

                                               

Eric Drew

Eric Drew is one of the first adults in the US to survive a double cord blood stem cells transplant for "terminal leukemia". Drew is noted for having his identity stolen during his treatment. While undergoing treatment for a rare and virulent leu ...

                                               

Roxana Druse

Roxalana "Roxana" Druse, was the last woman hanged in the state of New York. The first woman to be hanged in four decades in Central New York, her botched execution resulted in the decision to replace the gallows with the electric chair in 1890. ...

                                               

Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

Jennifer Dulos went missing in Connecticut on May 24, 2019. She was 50 years old at the time of her disappearance. Authorities suspect that she was killed in a violent attack at her home in New Canaan. Her husband, Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend ...

                                               

James Dunham

James C. Dunham, was a multiple murderer who, on the night of May 26, 1896, killed his wife, her family, and two of that familys servants in Campbell, California. Using an axe and two revolvers, Dunham murdered: James Wells her brother Colonel Ri ...

                                               

Murder of Bijan Ebrahimi

Bijan Ebrahimi was an Iranian refugee living in the UK. For seven years, the 44-year old disabled man had reported death threats and racial abuse from his neighbors. In 2013, Ebrahimi was murdered by his neighbour, Lee James. Lee James had falsel ...

                                               

Ekbalpore triple murder

Ekbalpore triple murder was the gruesome murder of a widow and her two teenage daughters which took place in Kolkata, India in March 2014. According to Kolkata police the two daughters were strangulated after being hit by hammer and their mother ...

                                               

Employment discrimination against persons with criminal records

Employment discrimination against persons with criminal records varies from country to country. Many countries prohibit the official disclosure of certain convictions that happened long ago and allow ex-offenders to legally conceal their criminal ...

                                               

English People's Liberation Army

The Armys ideology called for the independence of England According to the Dictionary of Terrorism, it was "extremely weak" but had "undertaken isolated bomb attacks". In 1983, it claimed responsibility for a parcel bomb sent to the headquarters ...

                                               

Ennepetal hostage taking

On April 12, 2005, at around 1 p.m. local time, a 50-year-old Iranian national seized a regular bus with a number of school children in the town of Ennepetal, Germany in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The kidnapper entered the bus at a bus ...

                                               

Environmental Crime Prevention Program

The Environmental Crime Prevention Program was an organization which tracked dumped nuclear waste, including Soviet nuclear missiles left over from the Cold War. It was founded by Italian lawyer and security consultant Mario Scaramella along with ...

                                               

Ethel Proudlock case

The Ethel Proudlock case refers to Ethel Proudlocks 1911 trial for murder which took place in Kuala Lumpur, FMS. The trial became a cause celebre scandalising British colonial society. William Somerset Maugham wrote a short story about the case w ...

                                               

Vernon Lee Evans

Vernon Lee Evans is a contract killer convicted for murdering two witnesses scheduled to testify against the leader of a drug gang. In 1984, he was convicted and sentenced to death together with drug kingpin Anthony Grandison for the 1983 murders ...

                                               

Gilbert James Everett

Gilbert James Everett was a Kansas bank robber whose crime spree in the Southeastern United States during the early 1980s resulted in his being listed on the FBIs Ten Most Wanted list for over four years.

                                               

Execution-style murder

An execution-style murder, also known as execution-style killing, is an act of criminal murder where the perpetrator kills at close range a conscious victim who is under the complete physical control of the assailant and who has been left with no ...

                                               

Exili

Exili was an Italian chemist and poisoner in the 17th century. His real name was probably Nicolo Egidi. Few authentic details of his life exist. Tradition, however, credits him with having been originally the salaried poisoner at Rome of Olympia ...

                                               

FBI Criminal Investigative Division

The Criminal Investigative Division is a division within the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The CID is the primary component within the FBI responsible for overseeing FBI investigations of t ...

                                               

FBI Human Resources Branch

The Human Resources Branch is a service within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The HRB is responsible for all internal human resources needs of the FBI and for conducting the FBI Academy to train new FBI Agents.

                                               

FBI Information and Technology Branch

The Information and Technology Branch is a service within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The ITB is responsible for all FBI information technology needs and information management. ITB also promotes and facilitates the creation, sharing, an ...

                                               

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin has been published monthly since 1932 by the FBI Law Enforcement Communication Unit, with articles of interest to state and local law enforcement personnel. First published in 1932 as Fugitives Wanted by Police, t ...

                                               

FBI National Security Branch

The National Security Branch is a service within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NSB is responsible for protecting the United States from weapons of mass destruction, acts of terrorism, and foreign intelligence operations and espionage. ...

                                               

Field agent

In espionage, a field agent is an agent who works in the field as opposed to one who works at the office or headquarters. A field agent can work alone or in a group but usually has a case officer who is in charge. Field agents can be undercover, ...

                                               

Cesar Fierro

Cesar Roberto Fierro is a Mexican national on death row in Huntsville, Texas for the 27 February 1979 death of a cab driver in El Paso. He was born on 18 October 1956. He was 23 years old at the time of the shooting. Judge Sharon Keller wrote the ...

                                               

Finger pillory

A finger pillory is a style of restraint where the fingers are held in a wooden block, using an L-shaped hole to keep the knuckle bent inside the block. The name is taken from the pillory, a much larger device used to secure the head and hands. F ...

                                               

Firefighter arson

Firefighter arson is a persistent phenomenon involving a minority of firefighters who are also active arsonists. Fire-fighting organizations are aware of this problem. Some of the offenders seem to be motivated by boredom, or by the prospect of r ...

                                               

Flamingo express

The Flamingo Express is a phrase coined by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a reference to the illegal trade of prescription pills whose origins are from the state of Florida. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, stating there is no funding, has recent ...

                                               

Priscilla Ford

Priscilla Joyce Ford was a mass murderer who was sentenced to death after driving her 1974 blue Lincoln Continental down a sidewalk in downtown Reno, Nevada on Thanksgiving Day in 1980. The attack killed six people and injured 23 more. Ford had b ...

                                               

Freeman family murders

The Freeman family murders took place in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1995. Together with their cousin, Nelson "Ben" Birdwell III, Bryan and David Freeman killed their parents, Brenda and Dennis Freeman, and the ...

                                               

FreightCar America

On October 25, 2016, a shooting occurred at a FreightCar America building in Roanoke, Virginia. Getachew Fekede, a 53-year-old former employee and Kenyan refugee who moved to the U.S. in 2011, fired ten rounds from a 9mm handgun, killing an emplo ...

                                               

The "Frenchman's Garden" Murders

The Frenchmans Garden Murders were a series of 6 murders that were perpetrated in the town of Peñaflor, Province of Seville, Spain, up to 1904. The crimes were committed by Andres Aldije Monmeja, known as El Frances for being a native of Agen, Fr ...

                                               

Frosting (crime)

Frosting is a UK term for motor vehicle theft occurring in winter, which involves an opportunist thief stealing a vehicle with its engine running whilst the owner de-ices it. According to a British insurance company, the crime has contributed to ...

                                               

Fucked For Life

Fucked For Life is a criminal network in Sweden, probably founded by Daniel Maiorana. Maiorana was released from Hall Prison on 14 February 2002, where he had served a ​ 4 1 ⁄ 2 -year sentence for robbery and assault. After his release, a crime w ...

                                               

Murder of Catherine Fuller

The murder of Catherine Fuller was a violent sexual assault and murder which occurred in Washington, DC in 1984. The case led to a widely reported on trial in which seven co-defendants were tried and convicted of the crime. After allegations that ...

                                               

Chandra Prakash Gajurel

Chandra Prakash Gajurel "Prakash" is a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Nepal. His alias is "Comrade Gaurav". The Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist UCPN-M split in June 2012 following the dissolution of the Constitue ...

                                               

Galanas

Galanas in Welsh law was a payment made by a killer and his family to the family of his or her victim. It is similar to eraic in Ireland and the Anglo-Saxon weregild. The compensation depended on the status of the victim, but could also be affect ...

                                               

Gang colors

The earliest criminal street gangs in the United States were in New York City, from the 1820s–1860s, were politically-aligned with one of two prominent political parties, the anti-immigrant Nativist, Know Nothing Party or Irish immigrant-based Ta ...

                                               

Gangland killing

A gangland killing is a murder carried out by organized criminals. According to FBI Uniform Crime Reports, in 2013 there were 138 gangland killings or 1 percent of all homicides in the United States. This does not include juvenile gang killings, ...

                                               

Gangs in South Africa

The history of gangs in South Africa go back to the apartheid regime. Many South African gangs began, and still exist, in urban areas. Main areas include cities like Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.

                                               

Garbage theft

Garbage theft is a colloquial term for the illegitimate removal of items from a dumpster, or other waste disposal container. Another colloquial phrase is dumpster diving. Due to the typically low value of stolen items, in most countries garbage t ...

                                               

Gas leak phone call scam

The gas leak phone call scam was a series of incidents in 2016. The incidents involve a person prank calling a restaurant, claiming to be a fire department official and then convincing managers to break all the windows to prevent a gas explosion ...

                                               

Gasoline theft

The rate of fuel theft is accelerating as fuel prices climb, tempting more employees to steal fuel. Employees can either siphon fuel from fuel tanks or use special devices making it hard to detect that fuel would gradually be leaving the fuel tan ...

                                               

GEC-Marconi scientist deaths conspiracy theory

The GEC-Marconi scientist deaths conspiracy theory states that between 1982 and 1990 twenty-five British-based GEC-Marconi scientists and engineers who worked on the Sting Ray torpedo project and other United States Strategic Defense Initiative r ...

                                               

Anton Gelonkin

Anton Gelonkin was a Russian bank chairman who disappeared during the 1995 collapse of the Moscow City Bank and later convicted of running an international organised internet based fraud in 2006.

                                               

Gender crime

Ms Jackson is one of the pioneers of sexism since the middle ages. A gender crime is a hate crime committed against a specific gender. Specific gender crimes may include some instances of rape, genital mutilation, forced prostitution, and forced ...

                                               

The General (human trafficker)

"The General", Medhanie Yedhego Mered, is a human trafficker. In 2015, he was under investigation by Italian and British authorities. In 2016, Italian authorities announced his arrest. However, witnesses suggested that this was a mistake. In Apri ...

                                               

2019 Ghazni bombing

A suicide car bombing occurred in Ghazni, Afghanistan on 7 July 2019. It killed 14 people and injured another 180. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

                                               

Global Neighborhood Watch

Global Neighborhood Watch is an article by Neal Stephenson that appeared in Wired Magazine in 1998. In it he proposes a specific plan for using information technology to fight crime. According to Stephenson, he is no longer pursuing the idea.

                                               

Glowszczyzna

Glowszczyzna in Polish tradition was a name for a fine, paid by a killer or his family to the family of his/her victim. The name is derived from glowa, meaning head.

                                               

Gong Runbo

Gong Runbo was a Chinese serial killer who, between March 2005 and February 2006, murdered at least six children between the ages of 9 and 16. Forensic evidence led police to believe he may have killed over twenty. Gong was imprisoned in October ...

                                               

Good cop/bad cop

"Good cop/bad cop" routine, also called Mutt and Jeff, joint questioning or friend and foe, is a psychological tactic used in negotiation and interrogation. "Good cop/bad cop" tactics involve a team of two interrogators who take apparently opposi ...

                                               

Dan Healy (detective)

Daniel F. Healy was a Chicago detective who became famous when he killed the leader of the North Side Gang, Vincent Drucci, during an altercation, which occurred during the course of an arrest, on April 4, 1927. By 1933 Healy had been made sergea ...

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