In 1906, a three-year-old Swiss toddler was convicted to three and a half months’ imprisonment for “theft.”
Despite having DNA evidence of the suspect, German police could not prosecute a $6.8M jewel heist because the DNA belonged to identical twins, and there was no evidence to prove which one of them was the culprit.
Crime is a major problem in Pine Ridge Indian reservation and since many of the Native Americans grow up as master horsemen, the reservation has an actual problem with gangs of Indians on horseback terrorizing the towns and riding away into the sunset where police vehicles can’t follow.
In 1994 a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
75% of crimes in the U.S. are committed by high school dropouts.
A police department in Michigan staged a fake wedding – with undercover cops acting as the bride and groom – and invited local drug dealers to attend. At the reception, they busted them all at once.
When a 7ft NBA player named Reggie Harding attempted to rob a Detroit gas station with a mask, the attendant said “I know it’s you, Reggie.”, to which he replied “No, man, it ain’t me”
There is a secret cemetery in France, where no flag is allowed to fly, which holds the bodies of American soldiers convicted of heinous crimes during WWII.
In Iran, boys can’t be held responsible for a crime under the age of 15. For girls, the age of criminal responsibility is 9.
East St. Louis has a higher murder rate than Honduras, the country with the highest murder rate in the world.