Top 15 Crime Quotes that Will Send a Chill Down Your Spine

Stories related to crime always fascinate us, especially real-life crime and murder stories. These famous crime quotes will intrigue and allure you.

Crime stories have a way of captivating us. The more we read about a particular person’s death or murder, the more details we want to know. Quotes manage to capture the essence of a topic in the most succinct way possible. Here are some quotes that will change the way you think about crime and criminals.

15 Crime Quotes which Show that Crime Is Not All Black and White 

“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.” — John F. Kennedy

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” — Nelson Mandela

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. 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

“No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.” — Hannah Arendt

“There was only one guy in the whole Bible Jesus ever personally promised a place with him in Paradise. Not Peter, not Paul, not any of those guys. He was a convicted thief, being executed. So don’t knock the guys on death row. Maybe they know something you don’t.” — Neil Gaiman

“All men have crimes, and most of them are hidden.” — Maxwell Anderson

“There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action.” — Clarence Darrow

“Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown.” — Juvenal

“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.” — Noam Chomsky

“A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.” — Mark Twain

“Crime has always been a regrettably consistent element of the human experience.” — Mark Frost

“Whether a man is a criminal or a public servant is purely a matter of perspective.” — Tom Robbins

“Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.” — H. G. Wells

“Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take your pick and let us know which is your favorite crime quote of all time. Also let us know in the comments section below if we have missed out on any.