Has anyone been arrested for a crime committed more than 100 years prior to the arrest?
If not, what is the record?
- quatt47Lv 74 weeks ago
This would never happen.Apart from the fact that the person would have to be 116 years old there would be no tangible proof to arrest them. Also there is a law called The Statute of Limitations which means generally you cannot be arrested for certain crimes after a certain period of time has elapsed., typically ten years. However this does not cover certain crimes like murder or treason.
- John PLv 71 month ago
Just think through what you have asked. Even if a young child steals a few sweets from a shop it is hardly likely that he will be arrested at the age of 105, even if he is still alive. In the case of a 'serious' crime, unlikely to be committed before the age of 15, the person would almost certainly be dead 100 years later.
- Anonymous2 months ago
there a few Nazis still alive and being Hunted
- kswck2Lv 72 months ago
It is doubtful that the perp would have been alive long enough to be charged.
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- See leVelLv 73 months ago
No criminal survived that long, life is short and the likes of Jack The Ripper can get away with murder.
- BillybeanLv 73 months ago
That would be one old criminal.
- Brother XLv 53 months ago
You're kidding right?