Crime Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Crime.

Crime (noun)

  1. A behavior or action that breaks a law and is punishable by the government.
  2. These offences can vary in nature, such as damaging public order, affecting trades or professions, or harmful actions against individuals, notably women or minors.
  3. Punishments may include fines, imprisonment, or both, depending on the severity and nature of the crime committed.