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    • Crime in the 1930’s Andrew Clidas P.1 4/20/09
    • Milestones
      • During the 1930’s, there were many milestones for crime in the US.
      • Prohibition, which led to the rising of organized crime (the mob), and men like Al Capone who created a bloody war in the streets of Chicago.
      • The Lindbergh kidnapping led to kidnapping becoming a federal crime.
      • The formation of the FBI
    • Reasons
      • In the 1930’s there were two factors that made crime widespread.
      • One was the Great Depression, which made some people desperate for money and willing to do anything.
      • The second was Prohibition, this allowed organized crime to expand their operations to illegal bootlegging, a very bloody crime.
    • Famous criminals in the 1930’s
      • Some of the more famous criminals of the 1930’s were:
      • John Dillinger
      • Al Capone
      • George “Pretty Boy” Floyd
      • Bonnie and Clyde
      • “Baby Face” Nelson
    • Prohibition
      • Prohibition was from 1919-1933, a period of time where it was illegal to make, sell, and transport alcohol made for consumption. Organized Crime took advantage of this and began distributing bootlegged alcohol.
    • Al Capone
      • Ruled the streets of Chicago during Prohibition era.
      • Ordered the deaths of dozens of people and killed some with his own hands .
      • Was finally taken down by Eliot Ness and a group of Police know as the Untouchables.
    • The Untouchables
      • A group of Chicago police officers led by Eliot Ness.
      • Know for being fearless and incorruptible.
      • Nicknamed “The Untouchables” by a member of the press.
      • Conducted raids on breweries throughout Chicago, resulting in millions of dollars of brewing equipment and alcohol taken from Capone.
    • Lindbergh Kidnapping
      • 20 month old Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped on March 1, 1932 from his home in East Amwell, NJ.
      • A little over two months later, an infant body was discovered 4.5 miles from the Lindbergh’s home.
      • Over two years after the kidnapping, in September, 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in the Bronx.
      • Hauptmann was found guilty and was executed in 1936 after many attempted repeals.
    • The FBI
      • The Federal Bureau of Investigation was formed in 1935.
      • It was formed when the Bureau of Prohibition and the Bureau of Investigation combined into one job.
      • The job of the FBI is to investigate crimes that violate federal law, until then they can not get involved.
    • Miscellaneous
      • John Dillinger was the first Public Enemy Number 1, or FBI’s most wanted.
      • The murder rate in 1933 was at 9.7, one of the three highest ever in the US.
      • Al Capone was worth over $100,000,000 when he was finally arrested.
      • It is believed that George Machine Gun Kelly gave the name “G-Men” to FBI agents.