Quotations on Crime

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What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime.
- Frank Abagnale
(Keywords: Technology, Crime, Today, Youth)

My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain.
- Diane Abbott
(Keywords: Country, Crime, London)

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Keywords: Happiness, Care, Crime, Heaven, Man)

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: America, Crime, Office)

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Country, Crime, Leading, Murder)

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I'm into books like that. Case studies or forensics or murder - all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: People, Books, Crime, Murder)

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Power, Time, Crime, First, Punishment)

It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Idea, Crime, Help)

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

Poverty is the mother of crime.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Mother, Crime, Poverty)

Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Community, Crime, Nothing)

In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Business, Perception, Crime, Fact, Security, Sense)

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
- Thomas Babington
(Keywords: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.
- Johnny Ball
(Keywords: Age, Life, Work, Crime, Desire, Discrimination, Living, Worth, Wrong)

There are certain things that they say you can't do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That's why you have so much crime and violence.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: People, Crime, Violence)

Every place in the country you should get a license that shows you know how to safely store it, keep it away from your children or grandchildren. You should have to license it so the police can trace it if it's used in a crime.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Children, Country, Crime, Police)

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
- Marion Barry
(Keywords: Country, Crime, Washington)

Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Children, Crime, Difficulty, Living, Parents, Poverty)

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime.
- Gary Bauer
(Keywords: American, Children, Crime, Will)

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Government, Crime, Property, Theft)

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Failure, Authority, Crime, Fool)

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet
(Keywords: Adultery, Crime, Evil, Fanaticism, Supernatural, Writing)

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Causes, Crime, Law, Order, Party, Today)

They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in.
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Keywords: Science, Crime, Earth, Fiction, Mystery, Now)

If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.
- Belle Boyd
(Keywords: Government, Love, Lie, Cause, Crime, President, Prison)

It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
- Stephen Breyer
(Keywords: People, Crime, Fight, Help, Prison)

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown
(Keywords: Company, Crime, Harm, Punishment)

Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime. We can never hope to eradicate crime, so we shouldn't bother fighting it.
- Craig Bruce
(Keywords: War, Hope, Crime, Fighting, Terrorism)

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Work, Crime, Fighting, Property, Terrorism, Trade)

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Crime, May, Poverty, Sense)

In the housing projects, people talked of ways to reduce crime, relieve overcrowding, and they were good ideas that we plan to study, and possibly implement.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Crime, Projects, Study)

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
- Ken Calvert
(Keywords: Purpose, Abortion, Act, Crime, Protection, State)

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Death, Crime, Law, Man, State, Trying)

Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.
- Drew Carey
(Keywords: America, Crime, Liquor, Now, Problems, Prohibition)

For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time.
- Mel Carnahan
(Keywords: Time, Sex, Crime, Laws, Past, Years)

About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
- Howie Carr
(Keywords: Politics, Boston, Crime, Years)

Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: Being, Crime, Old)

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Sex, People, Crime, Punishment, Sin)

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: People, Fear, Control, Crime, Drugs, Mothers, Welfare)

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie
(Keywords: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders.
- Warren Christopher
(Keywords: Environmental, Crime, Nation, Problems, Terrorism, World)

The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel.
- Charles Churchill
(Keywords: Acting, Crime, Danger, Lies)

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Fear, Authority, Crime, Glory)

The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
- Ramsey Clark
(Keywords: War, Policy, Crime, Foreign policy, World, World war)

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
- Tom C. Clark
(Keywords: Court, Crime, Day)



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