1999 US Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 16 - Crime of violence defined

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 1994 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 16 - Crime of violence defined
Containssection 16
Date1999
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 23, 2000
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded Pub. L. 98-473, title II, §1001(a), Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2136.
Statutes at Large Reference98 Stat. 2136
Public Law ReferencePublic Law 98-473


§16. Crime of violence defined

The term “crime of violence” means—

(a) an offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or

(b) any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.

(Added Pub. L. 98–473, title II, §1001(a), Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2136.)

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in sections 3181, 3663A of this title; title 8 sections 1101, 1227; title 20 section 1232g; title 21 section 841; title 22 sections 2728, 4304b; title 40 sections 212a, 212a–3; title 42 sections 1437f, 13981, 14503.

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