Celebrating 17 years

Crimes and Sentences

TABLE 1

CRIMES THAT LED TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF WOMEN, 1770-1774

FROM THE OLD BAILEY PROCEEDINGS (PREVIOUS OFFENSES NOT COUNTED)[55]

Theft

Simple Grand Larceny

289 women

Unspecified Theft

14 women

Shoplifting

18 women

Pick pocketing

16 women

Specified Place

45 women

Receiving Stolen Goods

16 women

Burglary

7 women

Housebreaking

5 women

Highway Robbery[56]

7 women

Petty Larceny

7 women

Robbery

2 women

All Theft

426 women

Perverting Justice[57]

1 woman

Damage to Property

1 woman

Perjury

3 women

Other Offenses, Unknown

14 women

Total Number

445 women

TABLE 2

OLD BAILEY FIGURES FOR TRANSPORTATION SENTENCING OF FEMALE CONVICTS BY YEAR, 1718-1775

1718

61 women

1719

70 women

1720

71 women

1721

68 women

1722

63 women

1723

88 women

1724

107 women

1725

120 women

1726

99 women

1727

76 women

1728

98 women

1729

100 women

1730

99 women

1731

76 women

1732

95 women

1733

100 women

1734

104 women

1735

101 women

1736

121 women

1737

62 women

1738

64 women

1739

64 women

1740

108 women

1741

122 women

1742

70 women

1743

85 women

1744

97 women

1745

62 women

1746

89 women

1747

50 women

1748

84 women

1749

61 women

1750

65 women

1751

60 women

1752

69 women

1753

85 women

1754

94 women

1755

80 women

1756

81 women

1757

89 women

1758

59 women

1759

87 women

1760

67 women

1761

79 women

1762

67 women

1763

71 women

1764

72 women

1765

70 women

1766

78 women

1767

76 women

1768

60 women

1769

61 women

1770

74 women

1771

97 women

1772

81 women

1773

107 women

1774

89 women

1775

63 women

Total Number

4716 women

TABLE 3

FEMALE CRIME BY AGE, 1725

Old or Presumed Old

Crime

Sentence

Theft

Death

Theft

Death

Receiving Stolen Goods

Burnt in Hand

Bigamy

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Fraud

Acquitted

Receiving Stolen Goods

Acquitted

Theft; Receiving Stolen Goods

Transportation

Young or Presumed Young

Crime

Sentence

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Burnt in Hand

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Fraud

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

TABLE 4

FEMALE CRIME BY OCCUPATION, 1725

Prostitutes or presumed Prostitutes

Crime

Sentence

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Death

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Acquitted

Servants to the Prosecutors

Crime

Sentence

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Death

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Branded

Theft

Death

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Death

Theft

Acquitted

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation

Theft

Transportation