articles and pictures taken from The Illustrated Police News. Reflects the tastes of the period. The Illustrated Police News, covering all the most shocking crimes and curious cases of the day. Children severely flogged Two ragged and helpless urchins, named John Levitt and Frank Rafferty. aged eleven and nine years respectively, were brought up in custody charged with stealing two pigeons, the property of Mr. John Rhodes of Knottingley, Yorkshire, England on the previous Thursday.

articles and pictures taken from The Illustrated Police News. Reflects the tastes of the period. The Illustrated Police News, covering all the most shocking crimes and curious cases of the day.

Uniformed officers and a detective of Manchester City Police taken outside their police station in Newton Heath, circa 1880. Detectives of the day liked to dress well and this officer is no exception, looking rather splendid alongside his, somewhat crumpled, uniformed counterparts.    From the collection of www.gmpmuseum.com

three uniformed police officers and one detective. just as all other men, detectives also enjoyed being well dressed

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Newspaper report on the Whitechapel murderer aka Jack the Ripper, 1888....these are plastered on the walls of The Ten Bells Pub...

1888 Newspaper report on the ‘Whitechapel murderer’ aka Jack the Ripper. The Illustrated Police News, 1888

Victorian cross dressers "Fanny" and "Stella."  Fanny and Stella’s real names were Frederick Park, 22, and Ernest Boulton, 21.  They were charged and could have faced up to 10 years in prison, but the case against them collapsed.

Arrested for cross-dressing! Meet Fanny and Stella, the Victorian gentlemen charged with the 'unnatural offence' of being transvestites

Notorious transvestites who scandalized London in Fanny & Stella. The two men spent 4 months in jail awaiting trial. Despite the fact that their apartment had been under surveillance for a year, the prosecution case was weak and the men were acquitted.

Victorian Police News | Crimes reported in the Illustrated Police News, June 25th 1870 Death Through Tight Lacing, Baby Farming, Duel, Mad Bullock

The Illustrated Police News - June Death through Tight Lacing! Baby Farming at Brixton! Extraordinary Duel With Broad Swords! Chase After A Mad Bullock!

A cheap and sensationalist 'Penny Dreadful' from Victorian  London during the Ripper era.

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'Penny Dreadful' from Victorian London during the Ripper era. The death of Whitechapel's second victim: Annie Chapman

Starting young: An 11-year-old girl named as Ellen Woodman was given a week of hard labour for stealing iron, while accomplice Rosanne Watson, 13, was given the same punishment

Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal

At the young age of Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 -

Sentences and Punishments - Victorian Crime and Punishment

Sentences and Punishments - Victorian Crime and Punishment

James Williams, Mugshot for crime of larceny, Aug. 24, 1902, Photo by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, via Flickr

James Williams by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Name: James Williams Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: August 1902

Jack the Ripper begins... his 1st Whitechapel murder, this would turn out to be the death of Martha Tabram, THE TIMES, London, August 10, 1888...

Jack the Ripper begins. his Whitechapel murder, this would turn out to be the death of Martha Tabram, THE TIMES, London, August

From an amazing series of photographs of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873.  Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour. She was 12.   (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing.

Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour. Portraits from Newcastle City Gaol

Pearl Hart . Stagecoach robber who was sentenced to five years in the all male Yuma Territorial Prison....after two years she was pardoned (it was rumored that she became pregnant).

Pearl Hart, b. outlaw and all around general bad-ass in the American West. Pearl Hart, b. outlaw and all around general bad-ass in the American West.

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