What are the seven elements of crime
Not Legal Advice: 7 elements of a Crime are:
Legally proscribed (the concept of Legality); human conduct (the concept of Actus Reus); causative (the concept of Causation); of a given harm (the concept of Social Harm); which coincides with (the concept of Concurrence); a blameworthy frame of mind (the concept of Mens Rea); and for which punishment is provided (the concept of Punishment).
The elements of a crime are a sequence of components which must be present in order for it to be demonstrated that someone is guilty of a crime. The prosecution must provide supportive evidence to demonstrate that all of the elements of a crime are present in a given case and the defense can challenge the validity of a case on one or more elements. Different legal systems have different criterions and some truly bizarre cases have arisen to test the legal definition of the elements of a crime.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, violent crime ticked up statewide in 2012, but Utah still has one of the lowest rates in the country, new FBI data shows. Nearly 5,900 violent crimes were committed in Utah last year — up about 4 percent from the previous year. The state’s rate of violent crimes per 100,000 people was the sixth-lowest in the country behind Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia and Wyoming. Find out more here.