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)

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Keywords: Crime, Disgrace, Punishment)

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)

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Crime, Evil)

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Crime, World)

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)

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Crime, Discovery, Guilt, Nothing)

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Crime, Evil, Radical)

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)

The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Crime, Punishment, Suicide)

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)

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Crime, states, Weakness)

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)

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Crime, Fortune, Lies)

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)

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
- Georges Bataille
(Keywords: Crime, Fact)

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)

The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium.
- Rand Beers
(Keywords: Crime, Sophistication)

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Crime, Revolution, May)

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)

If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.
- Marion Berry
(Keywords: Crime, Washington)

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

We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Crime, Will)

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)

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Crime, World)

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)

Cops and robbers resemble each other, so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: Crime, Learning)

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)

I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you're into crime solving.
- Yancy Butler
(Keywords: Crime, Past)

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)



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