Crime Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Crime, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Crime?

An illegal act involving violation of law and and causing harm to public in genearl or any particular member of the public.Once the person is convicted of commiting a crime he can be punished either by imposing a fine/ putting him in prison or both.There are different categories of crimes like- crime affecting public, crime invoving trade,business and profession, crime against women and minors etc.