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Title: Theft in nineteenth century Malta
Authors: Pullicino, Evelyn
Keywords: Malta -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Theft -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Malta -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of History
Citation: Pullicino, E. (2016). Theft in nineteenth century Malta. Journal of Maltese History, 5(1), 28-47
Abstract: Malta’s crime history has been rather limited focusing mainly on sensational crimes and the prison. This article studies the different aspects of theft in 19th century Malta including motivations for theft and the disposal of the stolen items. Thieves and their victims exposed their social and economic problems when they appeared at the Criminal Court in Valletta. The statistics gleaned from the Criminal Court records from 1838-1888 reveal links between the occurrence of theft and the general economic situation on the Island.
ISSN: 2077-4338
Appears in Collections:JMH, Volume 5, No. 1 (2016)
JMH, Volume 5, No. 1 (2016)

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