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General Crime Facts for the Curious Mind

Ranking fact crime sub-category delivers you crime news, facts, headlines and other forms of global action or omission which make up an offence and is punishable by law. Before getting started with our articles, let’s bring you some Crime Facts you won’t believe are true.

  1. Dr Harold Shipman is said to be is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in modern history. We are still uncertain how many people he actually killed. According to Wikipedia, he was charged with the murders of around 15 women with lethal injections, all between 1995 and 1998.
  2. Shipman committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell on the eve of his 58th birthday. Some of his victims’ families felt cheated as his suicide meant they would never have the satisfaction of witnessing his confession as to why he committed his hideous crimes.
  3. In the UK, there is an average of one CCTV camera for every 14 people. Also, between the years 2004 and 2017, 33 people were fatally shot by England and Wales police.
  4. UK- Alcohol-related crime is huge in the UK and is estimated to have cost the economy between the ranges of £8 billion and £13 billion per year.
  5. Globally, the fake medicine trade has caught up and overtaken marijuana as the world’s biggest market for criminal traffickers.
  6. A person getting caught selling counterfeits in the UK is likely to face a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment and an unlimited fine. Also, for every £1 spent on drug treatment, there is a cool £2.50 benefit to society.
  7. Valerio Viccei, the son of an Italian lawyer turned armed robber. On the 12th day of July 1987, he led a small gang into the vault of the Knightsbridge Safe Deposit. Viccei carted away with an estimated £40m. He fled the country and was only arrested when he returned to Britain so he could quickly ship his Ferrari Testarossa to South America.
  8. Ishola Oyenusi is known in history as the most notorious armed robber in Nigeria’s history.
  9. André Stander is labelled as one of the most infamous bank robbers in South Africa’s history. He was notorious for the manner in which he carried out his crimes. André Stander’s best time for robbery operations was during his lunch break. After completing his operation, he then returns to the scene of robbery as an investigative officer.
  10. Between the years 2007 to 2017, there were about 2.3 million deliberate fires in the UK. This resulted in over 25,000 injuries and around 900 deaths.

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