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Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
Diane Abbott

If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime
Georg Lichtenberg

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Jack Kerouac

'Punk Rock Is Not A Crime!'
Deryck Whibley

Base stealing, like crime in general, is increasing and is also getting more difficult to curb.
Leonard Davids

A first impulse was never a crime.
Pierre Corneille

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Edward Gibbon

Not failure, but low aim, is crime
James Russell Lowell

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

I hope that my experiences in my life have actually helped me understand that I do want crime tackled [on smoking cannabis]
Jacqui Smith

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

The worst crime is faking it.
Kurt Cobain

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.
Erasmus Darwin

I'm sure if the punishment fits the crime, or is more severe, you're going to start stamping out a lot of things that are going on in football.
Alan Curbishley

Whoever commits a crime strengthens his enemy.
Daniel O'Connell

In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great.
Charles Sturt

The mayors fund for London will be a streamlined vehicle for getting money from the wealth creating sector to communities across London that are facing hardship and deprivation and are the victims of crime.
Boris Johnson

This the first time I ever heard it said that the crime is not the burglary, but the discovery of the burglar.
Adlai Stevenson

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood (on the day of his execution, 1859)
John Brown

The thundering voice that wrings, in one dark, damning moment, crimes of years!
James Gates Percival

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Daniel Boorstin

Statisticians estimate that crime among good golfers is lower than in any class of the community except possibly bishops.
P G Wodehouse

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal
Friedrich Engels

O liberty! O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!
Mme Roland

The greatest crime since World War II has been United States foreign policy.
Ramsey Clark

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
Edgar Allan Poe

Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
Emma Goldman

If you have a crime committed against you, and you go to have hypnosis, you can't testify. Because there's no way to test what is real - what's fact- what's fantasy and so on.
Betty Hill

Every crime destroys more Edens than our own
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
Mignon McLaughlin

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
Sir Cecil Beaton

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose. [On the true nature of politics]
James Ellroy

I have enjoyed presenting Crimewatch but I felt that it was time for me to leave the show [on leaving before he was kicked out by the BBC]
Nick Ross

The britishh seizure of Hong Kong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the britishh Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium.
Robert Trout

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov

Destiny - A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Ambrose Bierce

Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.
Mahatma Gandhi

Actions receive their tincture from the times,
And as they change are virtues made or crimes (A Hymn to the Pillory)
Daniel Defoe

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Cyril Connolly

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
Geoffrey Fisher

Its not a crime to make a mistake, but it is a crime if you dont learn from it.
Anonymous

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore De Balzac

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Samuel Johnson

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
Lord Byron

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Hunter S Thompson



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