Crimes Against Persons


Crimes against people are those crimes committed against the physical integrity of people, which cause death or injury, in its various aggravated types, such as crimes of homicide or serious injuries. In UK criminal law, the term ‘offense against the person’ generally refers to an offense that is committed by direct physical harm or by force applied to another person.

They are generally broken down by division into the following categories: Fatal Offenses, Sexual Offenses, Non-Fatal Non-Sexual Offenses.

They can be further analyzed by division into:

  • Assaults
  • Injuries
  • And then it is possible to consider the degrees and the annoyances, and distinguish between intentional actions (for example, assault) and criminal negligence (for example, criminal danger).

Crimes against the person are generally taken to understand:

  • Fatal offenses.
  • Homicide.
  • Involuntary manslaughter.
  • Non-fatal non-sexual offenses.
  • Assault or common assault.
  • Hurt or hurt with intention.
  • Poisoning.
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault causing actual physical harm (and related crimes).
  • Intentionally inflicting serious bodily harm or causing serious bodily injury (and related offenses).

Crimes are often grouped in common law countries as a legacy of the Crimes Against Persons Act of 1861.

Although most sex crimes will also be crimes against the person, for various reasons (including conviction and registration of offenders), sex crimes are generally classified separately. Similarly, although many homicides also involve an offense against the person, they are generally classified in the most serious category. This type of crime, the subjective element, is a victim of it, the legal right being protected the integrity of that person, human life and in many cases also, the compensation of the same.

The intention in this type of crime is configured with the intention of causing harm to a person consciously and voluntarily, causing injury, or death (homicide or murder) being an irrelevant error in the person to whom the action refers.