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.
In 2007, a Texas man saw his neighbor’s empty house being burglarized. He told 911, “I’m not gonna let them get away with it.” After they left the house he said, “I’m gonna kill him”, and then went outside and shot both men in the back, killing them. The grand jury found it was justified.
When 71 potential witnesses to a murder in a Belfast bar all claimed to be in the toilet during the attack, the 4 x 3 foot toilet became known as the Tardis.
Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night and saw a decrease in crime and suicide rates.
A parking meter official got busted stealing $90,000 in quarters. Bank staff became suspicious because he was regularly depositing large amounts of coins into his personal account while still wearing his parking enforcement uniform.
According to Article VIII of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, you can be arrested for a crime committed anywhere in the known universe.
A young man impersonated a police officer with an authentic-looking uniform and car and then set up his own fake police station where he kept records of possible crimes and interrogated “suspects” who were handcuffed to a chair.
A judge sentenced convicted murderer William Hammons to life in prison without the possibility of parole, with one additional term: he must spend every anniversary of his victim’s death in solitary confinement.