Crime In The 1930’S


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Crime In The 1930’S

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