This website is all about Crime and Punishment in the UK in the 19th Century. We have a prisoner database with actual prisoner records and case studies for a more in-depth view of the crimes and trials of some of the inmates.
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Victorians were worried about the rising crime rate: offences went up from about 5,000 per year in 1800 to about 20,000 per year in 1840. They were firm believers in punishment for criminals.
19th Century Justice
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NAME: Jacob Smith
CRIME: Stealing one pair of trousers of the value of one shilling and threepence the property of Matthew Birdsey, the younger, at Leighton Buzzard on the 13th day of June 1873 Full record...