Law and Crime Facts

Law and Crime Facts

There are 50 Law and Crime Facts!

7 days ago
In 2008, a beach was stolen in Jamaica. The 500 truckloads of sand remain missing to this day.
8 days ago
According to the IRS, self-employed criminals are required to declare the source of their illegal income (like selling drugs) - and they can't prosecute for it!
13 days ago
In 2015, Britain will ban smoking in cars carrying children.
21 days ago
It has been reported that rich people in China can hire "body doubles" to serve their prison time.
1 month ago
A Missouri family sued the previous owners of a house that they had just bought after Brown Recluse Spiders "started bleeding out of the walls." An expert came in and estimated that the house was infested with 4,000 – 5,000 of the spiders.
2 months ago
A year after his wife's disappearance, a Dutch crime writer named Richard Klinkhamer wrote a suspicious book about seven ways to kill your spouse. He became famous and spent the next decade hinting in print and on TV that he had murdered her. Finally, it turned out that he really had.
2 months ago
In 1956, for a bet, while drunk, Thomas Fitzpatrick stole a small plane from New Jersey and then landed it perfectly on a narrow Manhattan street in front of the bar he had been drinking at. Then, two years later, he did it again after a man didn’t believe he had done it the first time.
2 months ago
In 1968, a car driven by bank employees was pulled over by a motorcycle cop claiming the car had been rigged with a bomb. The cop got under the car to “defuse” the device. When the car started to smoke, everybody ran. Then the “cop” just drove the car away. The 300,000,000 Yen robbery remains unsolved to this day.
2 months ago
A woman in Britain was sentenced to 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles and trolling herself.
3 months ago
A Chinese law signed in 1981 requires that every citizen over the age of 11 plant at least one tree per year.
3 months ago
In Japan, gambling is illegal. However, they circumvent the law by giving out prizes instead of cash, which the winner can then sell back to the establishment for cash.
3 months ago
In 2013, the Netherlands scheduled 19 prisons to be closed due to a lack of criminals.
4 months ago
If NYC were its own country, and the NYPD was its army, it would be the twentieth-best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea.
4 months ago
In the US, it is legal for women to be publicly topless in 33 states. Male toplessness became legal in 1936.
5 months ago
There’s a law in Canada called the “Apology Act” which prevents parties from using an apology as a statement of fault in court.
5 months ago
There is a prison in Brazil that allows inmates to pedal stationary bicycles, providing electricity in a nearby city - in exchange for reduced sentences.
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