We know what happens when laws are broken in the 19th century, but what were the laws?..
Criminals who did crimes such as murder would have been hung, Petty crimes such as pick pocketing would have been seen as needed to be hung, but then the hanging rates were decreased and there were less.
Use this website to search up criminals in the 19th century.
To reduce crime rates, criminals would also be transported to another place, or was imprisoned with hard labor.
Crime rates were rising with the population rate. People were transported , and hanging was usually only for murder.
Here is how America was affected..
19th Century crime had a high price to pay.
There was not a lot of education, but where there was, there was punishment..
These are the machines that were used to punish people that did wrong and was used for torture.
Back then, there was no police, and unpaid people were set to solve crime, this link shows us what they did to stop crime.