v. attempting is to commit a crime, is an endeavor to accomplish it, carried beyond mere preparation, but falling short of execution of the ultimate design, but not failing in the ulterior motives. Hence an attempt to crime is treated as seriouslly as the crime itself. Sometimes the distinction between preparation of crime and an attempt to commit the crime is very indeterminate. eg. an attempt to rape if foiled is still viewed in the eyes of court of law as serious a ‘crime’ as rape itself, even though no actual crime might have been committed.