List of Criminal Offences in UK (I)

Updated on Friday 29th July 2016

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Criminal acts are considered to be offences against an entire community. The fundamentals of a crime in criminal law are the actus reus (Latin for guilty act, meaning doing something that is not allowed by the law) and mens rea (Latin for guilty mind, meaning the author had the intention to commit the crime). Here is a list of the criminal offences in the UK, presented by our criminal solicitors in London.   

Criminal offences against a person

In criminal law, a criminal offence in the UK against an individual generally means a crime that is committed by direct physical mischief or force which is applied to another individual.

Generally, criminal offences fall in the following categories:

•    deadly offences;
•    sexual offences;
•    non-deadly non-sexual offences.

Fatal offences include:

•    murder;
•    manslaughter.

Generally, most of the sexual offences are categorized as distinctly. 

Non-fatal non-sexual offences can be comprised of:

•    asssault or common assault;
•    battery or common battery;
•    wounding or wounding intentionally;
•    poisoning;
•    assault occasioning definite harm to an individual’s body;
•    causing serious harm to an individual’s body or severe harm to an individual’s body on purpose.

Our solicitors in London can provide further details on any of the above-mentioned criminal offences.

Criminal offences of property

Criminal offences of property in the UK are defined by the Visiting Forces Act 1952 and they include:

•    Malicious damage as defined by the Malicious Damage Act 1861;
•    Acts connected to procurement of credit by fake pretenses and some frauds on creditors as defined by the Debtors Act 1869 and Debtors Act (Ireland) 1872;
•    Stealing a motor vehicle, according to the Road Traffic Act 1930 and Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (Northern Ireland) 1930;
•    Robbery, as defined in the Theft Act 1968 and Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;
•    Deception offences which include acquiring services by deception, evasion of liability by deception and making off without payment, according to the Theft Act 1978 and the Northern Ireland Order 1978;
•    Destroying or damaging a property owned by another person with the intention, as defined by the Criminal Damage Act 1971 and Criminal Damage (Northern Ireland) Order 1977;
•    Fraud, according to the Fraud Act 2006;
•    Causing an explosion which can seriously harm property as defined by the Explosive Substances Act 1883;
•    Nuclear offences according to the Nuclear Material (Offences) Act 1983.

Our criminal defence solicitors in London can provide the appropriate defence for most of these criminal offences in the UK. Please contact us if you need legal assistance.