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Crime in the nineteeth century was rapid though out London But because of all of the poverty and sickness in the streets crime was the only way to survive Most of the crimes that took place in London were crimes that involved stealing Pickpocket gangs and street gamblers were a regular sight when walking down a major London street Prostitution was also a big money maker on the streets done by both girls and boys But crimes though out the middle class and rich were mostly property crimes and disputes which made up 90 of all crimes committed by the upper-class In Victorian England and like today there a two categories which crimes fall under Indictable which is the same as our felony crimes that make up all of the major crimes These crimes consist of Murder armed robbery burglary larceny rape and assaults on the police The next called category is called Summery crimes which is equal to our misdemeanor crimes Summery crimes were all minor crimes such as Property crimes Vagrancy Drunkenness Prostitution Minor Larceny and all other minor offenses Probably the most famous criminal in the Victorian period was Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper was the first modern sexual serial killer Sugden pg2 Jacks trademark was the killing of female prostitutes But not only did he kill them he would surgically remove organs and intrails and place them near the dead body Jack the Ripper wasnt his only nickname he was also called the Whitechaple murder because the bodys were found near the Whitechapel Road and The Leather Apron because of a man that would come by and beat up the prostitutes for no reason Jack the Ripper is credited for 9 killings but police think that he might be responsible for more All of the killing accrued with in one square mile Jack is described as carrying a long
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