Human nature being what it is, crimes do happen even in the most peaceful places. Whenever a violent or especially grisly crime hits the headlines, people wonder what causes other people to commit crimes. Defining the criminal mind is not an exact science; until now, there is no single comprehensive explanation for why people commit crimes. People who commit crimes come from different backgrounds, lifestyle and social status. Some of them become well-known because of media exposure, which is either because of the identity or family background of the suspect or the victim, or the nature of the crime committed. Here is a list of some of the people in the Philippines who have become suspects and/or accused and/or convicted in criminal cases, then and now. (See also Criminal Cases in the Philippines.)
Vandalism: Willful or malicious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement of any public or private property, real or personal, without consent of the owner or persons having custody or control
Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Assault (simple): To knowingly or recklessly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another, but without use of a weapon Burglary: Unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft Disorderly Conduct: Any unlawful breach of the peace
Driving under the Influence: Driving or operating any vehicle while drunk or under the influence of liquor or narcotics Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use,...