18 U.S. Code Part I - CRIMES

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  1. CHAPTER 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS (§§ 1 – 27)
  2. CHAPTER 2—AIRCRAFT AND MOTOR VEHICLES (§§ 31 – 40A)
  3. CHAPTER 3—ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND PLANTS (§§ 41 – 49)
  4. CHAPTER 5—ARSON (§ 81)
  5. CHAPTER 7—ASSAULT (§§ 111 – 119)
  6. CHAPTER 9—BANKRUPTCY (§§ 151 – 158)
  7. CHAPTER 10—BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS (§§ 175 – 178)
  8. CHAPTER 11—BRIBERY, GRAFT, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST (§§ 201 – 227)
  9. CHAPTER 11A—CHILD SUPPORT (§ 228)
  10. CHAPTER 11B—CHEMICAL WEAPONS (§§ 229 – 229F)
  11. CHAPTER 12—CIVIL DISORDERS (§§ 231 – 233)
  12. CHAPTER 13—CIVIL RIGHTS (§§ 241 – 250)
  13. CHAPTER 15—CLAIMS AND SERVICES IN MATTERS AFFECTING GOVERNMENT (§§ 281 – 293)
  14. CHAPTER 17—COINS AND CURRENCY (§§ 331 – 337)
  15. CHAPTER 17A—COMMON CARRIER OPERATION UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS (§§ 341 – 343)
  16. CHAPTER 18—CONGRESSIONAL, CABINET, AND SUPREME COURT ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPPING, AND ASSAULT (§ 351)
  17. CHAPTER 19—CONSPIRACY (§§ 371 – 373)
  18. CHAPTER 21—CONTEMPTS (§§ 401 – 403)
  19. CHAPTER 23—CONTRACTS (§§ 431 – 443)
  20. CHAPTER 25—COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY (§§ 470 – 514)
  21. CHAPTER 26—CRIMINAL STREET GANGS (§ 521)
  22. CHAPTER 27—CUSTOMS (§§ 541 – 555)
  23. CHAPTER 29—ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES (§§ 591 – 612)
  24. CHAPTER 31—EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT (§§ 641 – 670)
  25. CHAPTER 33—EMBLEMS, INSIGNIA, AND NAMES (§§ 700 – 716)
  26. CHAPTER 35—ESCAPE AND RESCUE (§§ 751 – 758)
  27. CHAPTER 37—ESPIONAGE AND CENSORSHIP (§§ 791 – 799)
  28. CHAPTER 39—EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER DANGEROUS ARTICLES (§§ 831 – 837)
  29. CHAPTER 40—IMPORTATION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS (§§ 841 – 848)
  30. CHAPTER 41—EXTORTION AND THREATS (§§ 871 – 880)
  31. CHAPTER 42—EXTORTIONATE CREDIT TRANSACTIONS (§§ 891 – 896)
  32. CHAPTER 43—FALSE PERSONATION (§§ 911 – 917)
  33. CHAPTER 44—FIREARMS (§§ 921 – 934)
  34. CHAPTER 45—FOREIGN RELATIONS (§§ 951 – 970)
  35. CHAPTER 46—FORFEITURE (§§ 981 – 987)
  36. CHAPTER 47—FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS (§§ 1001 – 1040)
  37. CHAPTER 49—FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE (§§ 1071 – 1074)
  38. CHAPTER 50—GAMBLING (§§ 1081 – 1084)
  39. CHAPTER 50A—GENOCIDE (§§ 1091 – 1093)
  40. CHAPTER 51—HOMICIDE (§§ 1111 – 1122)
  41. CHAPTER 53—INDIANS (§§ 1151 – 1170)
  42. CHAPTER 55—KIDNAPPING (§§ 1201 – 1204)
  43. CHAPTER 57—LABOR (§§ 1231 – 1232)
  44. CHAPTER 59—LIQUOR TRAFFIC (§§ 1261 – 1265)
  45. CHAPTER 61—LOTTERIES (§§ 1301 – 1308)
  46. CHAPTER 63—MAIL FRAUD AND OTHER FRAUD OFFENSES (§§ 1341 – 1351)
  47. CHAPTER 65—MALICIOUS MISCHIEF (§§ 1361 – 1369)
  48. CHAPTER 67—MILITARY AND NAVY (§§ 1381 – 1389)
  49. [CHAPTER 68—REPEALED] (§ 1401)
  50. CHAPTER 69—NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP (§§ 1421 – 1429)
  51. CHAPTER 71—OBSCENITY (§§ 1460 – 1470)
  52. CHAPTER 73—OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (§§ 1501 – 1521)
  53. CHAPTER 74—PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS (§ 1531)
  54. CHAPTER 75—PASSPORTS AND VISAS (§§ 1541 – 1547)
  55. CHAPTER 77—PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (§§ 1581 – 1597)
  56. CHAPTER 79—PERJURY (§§ 1621 – 1623)
  57. CHAPTER 81—PIRACY AND PRIVATEERING (§§ 1651 – 1661)
  58. CHAPTER 83—POSTAL SERVICE (§§ 1691 – 1738)
  59. CHAPTER 84—PRESIDENTIAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPPING, AND ASSAULT (§§ 1751 – 1752)
  60. CHAPTER 85—PRISON-MADE GOODS (§§ 1761 – 1762)
  61. CHAPTER 87—PRISONS (§§ 1791 – 1793)
  62. CHAPTER 88—PRIVACY (§ 1801)
  63. [CHAPTER 89—REPEALED] (§ 1821)
  64. CHAPTER 90—PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS (§§ 1831 – 1839)
  65. CHAPTER 90A—PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN (§ 1841)
  66. CHAPTER 91—PUBLIC LANDS (§§ 1851 – 1866)
  67. CHAPTER 93—PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES (§§ 1901 – 1924)
  68. CHAPTER 95—RACKETEERING (§§ 1951 – 1960)
  69. CHAPTER 96—RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS (§§ 1961 – 1968)
  70. CHAPTER 97—RAILROAD CARRIERS AND MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ON LAND, ON WATER, OR THROUGH THE AIR (§§ 1991 – 1993)
  71. [CHAPTER 99—REPEALED] (§ 2031)
  72. CHAPTER 101—RECORDS AND REPORTS (§§ 2071 – 2076)
  73. CHAPTER 102—RIOTS (§§ 2101 – 2102)
  74. CHAPTER 103—ROBBERY AND BURGLARY (§§ 2111 – 2119)
  75. CHAPTER 105—SABOTAGE (§§ 2151 – 2157)
  76. CHAPTER 107—SEAMEN AND STOWAWAYS (§§ 2191 – 2199)
  77. CHAPTER 109—SEARCHES AND SEIZURES (§§ 2231 – 2237)
  78. CHAPTER 109A—SEXUAL ABUSE (§§ 2241 – 2248)
  79. CHAPTER 109B—SEX OFFENDER AND CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN REGISTRY (§ 2250)
  80. CHAPTER 110—SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND OTHER ABUSE OF CHILDREN (§§ 2251 – 2260A)
  81. CHAPTER 110A—DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING (§§ 2261 – 2266)
  82. CHAPTER 111—SHIPPING (§§ 2271 – 2285)
  83. CHAPTER 111A—DESTRUCTION OF, OR INTERFERENCE WITH, VESSELS OR MARITIME FACILITIES (§§ 2290 – 2293)
  84. CHAPTER 113—STOLEN PROPERTY (§§ 2311 – 2323)
  85. CHAPTER 113A—TELEMARKETING AND EMAIL MARKETING FRAUD (§§ 2325 – 2328)
  86. CHAPTER 113B—TERRORISM (§§ 2331 – 2339D)
  87. CHAPTER 113C—TORTURE (§§ 2340 – 2340B)
  88. CHAPTER 114—TRAFFICKING IN CONTRABAND CIGARETTES AND SMOKELESS TOBACCO (§§ 2341 – 2346)
  89. CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES (§§ 2381 – 2391)
  90. CHAPTER 117—TRANSPORTATION FOR ILLEGAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND RELATED CRIMES (§§ 2421 – 2429)
  91. CHAPTER 118—WAR CRIMES (§§ 2441 – 2442)
  92. CHAPTER 119—WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (§§ 2510 – 2523)
  93. CHAPTER 121—STORED WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONAL RECORDS ACCESS (§§ 2701 – 2713)
  94. CHAPTER 123—PROHIBITION ON RELEASE AND USE OF CERTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM STATE MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS (§§ 2721 – 2725)
Editorial Notes
Amendments

2020—Pub. L. 116–260, div. O, title X, § 1003(a), Dec. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 2156, struck out item for chapter 89 “Professions and occupations”.

2017—Pub. L. 115–70, title IV, § 402(b)(1), Oct. 18, 2017, 131 Stat. 1214, substituted “Telemarketing and email marketing fraud” for “Telemarketing fraud” in item for chapter 113A.

2006—Pub. L. 109–248, title I, § 141(a)(2), July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 602, added item for chapter 109B.

Pub. L. 109–177, title I, § 121(g)(4)(B), Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 224, which directed amendment of table of chapters at the beginning of part I of this title by striking item relating to “section 114” and inserting new item 114, was executed by adding item for chapter 114 and striking item for former chapter 114 “Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 109–177, title I, § 110(b)(2), title III, § 306(b), Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 208, 239, substituted “Railroad carriers and mass transportation systems on land, on water, or through the air” for “Railroads” in item for chapter 97 and added item for chapter 111A.

2004—Pub. L. 108–495, § 2(b), Dec. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 4000, added item for chapter 88.

Pub. L. 108–212, § 2(b), Apr. 1, 2004, 118 Stat. 569, added item for chapter 90A.

2003—Pub. L. 108–193, § 5(c)(2), Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2880, substituted “Peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons” for “Peonage and slavery” in item for chapter 77.

Pub. L. 108–105, § 3(b), Nov. 5, 2003, 117 Stat. 1208, added item for chapter 74.

2002—Pub. L. 107–273, div. B, title IV, § 4002(c)(1), (e)(5), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1808, 1810, substituted “2721” for “2271” in item for chapter 123 and repealed amendment by Pub. L. 104–294, § 601(j)(2)(A). See 1996 Amendment note below.

1998—Pub. L. 105–277, div. I, title II, § 201(b)(2), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–871, added item for chapter 11B.

1996—Pub. L. 104–294, title I, § 101(b), title VI, §§ 601(j)(2)(B), 605(c), (p)(3), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3491, 3501, 3509, 3510, substituted “1461” for “1460” in item for chapter 71, added item for chapter 90, and substituted “2340” for “2340.” in item for chapter 113C and “2441” for “2401” in item for chapter 118.

Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title X, § 1069(b)(4), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2656, inserted “and stalking” after “violence” in item for chapter 110A.

Pub. L. 104–192, § 2(b), Aug. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2104, added item for chapter 118.

Pub. L. 104–132, title III, § 303(c)(2), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1253, redesignated item 113B, relating to torture, as 113C. Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, § 601(j)(2)(A), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3501, which amended analysis identically, was repealed by Pub. L. 107–273, div. B., title IV, § 4002(c)(1), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1808, effective Oct. 11, 1996.

1994—Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330021(1), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2150, which directed the amendment of this title by striking “kidnaping” each place it appears and inserting “kidnapping”, was executed by substituting “Kidnapping” for “Kidnaping” in item for chapter 55, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, § 40221(b), title XII, § 120003(b)(2), title XV, § 150001(b), title XXV, § 250002(b)(1), title XXX, § 300002(b), title XXXIII, §§ 330002(g), 330011(c)(2), 330021(1), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1931, 2022, 2035, 2085, 2102, 2140, 2144, 2150, substituted “weapons” for “Weapons” in item for chapter 10, “kidnapping” for “kidnaping” in item for chapter 18, “470” for “471” in item for chapter 25, added item for chapter 26, substituted “700” for “701” in item for chapter 33, “kidnapping” for “kidnaping” in item for chapter 84, added items for chapters 110A and 113A and redesignated item for former chapter 113A as 113B, and added item for chapter 123.

Pub. L. 103–236, title V, § 506(b), Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 464, added item for chapter 113B, Torture.

1992—Pub. L. 102–572, title X, § 1003(b), Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4524, made amendment identical to Pub. L. 101–519 in item for chapter 113A. See 1990 Amendment note below.

Pub. L. 102–521, § 2(b), Oct. 25, 1992, 106 Stat. 3403, added item for chapter 11A.

1990—Pub. L. 101–647, title II, § 226(g)(3), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4808, inserted “and other abuse” after “exploitation” in item for chapter 110.

Pub. L. 101–519, § 132(c), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2252, substituted “Terrorism” for “Extraterritorial jurisdiction over terrorist acts abroad against United States nationals” in item for chapter 113A.

Pub. L. 101–298, § 3(c), May 22, 1990, 104 Stat. 203, added item for chapter 10.

1988—Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, § 7063, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4404, substituted “Bribery, graft, and conflicts of interest” for “Bribery and graft” in item for chapter 11, substituted “carrier operation under the influence of alcohol or drugs....341” for “Carrier Operation Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs” in item for chapter 17A, substituted “abuse” for “Abuse”, in item for chapter 109A, struck out final period and inserted “....2331” in item for chapter 113A, and substituted “wire and electronic communications and transactional records access” for “Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access” in item for chapter 121.

Pub. L. 100–606, § 2(b), Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3047, added item for chapter 50A.

1986—Pub. L. 99–646, § 87(c)(7), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3623, and Pub. L. 99–654, § 3(a)(7), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3663, amended analysis identically, striking out item for chapter 99 “Rape” and adding item for chapter 109A.

Pub. L. 99–628, § 5(a)(2), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3511, substituted “Transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes” for “White slave traffic” as item for chapter 117.

Pub. L. 99–570, title I, §§ 1366(b), 1971(b), Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–39, 3207–59, added items for chapters 17A and 46.

Pub. L. 99–508, title I, § 101(c)(3), title II, § 201(b), Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1851, 1868, inserted “and electronic communications” in item for chapter 119 and added item for chapter 121.

Pub. L. 99–399, title XII, § 1202(b), Aug. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 897, added item for chapter 113A.

1982—Pub. L. 97–285, §§ 2(d), 4(d), Oct. 6, 1982, 96 Stat. 1219, 1220, substituted “Congressional, Cabinet, and Supreme Court assassination, kidnaping, and assault” for “Congressional assassination, kidnaping, and assault” as item for chapter 18, and inserted “and Presidential staff” after “Presidential” in item for chapter 84.

1978—Pub. L. 95–575, § 2, Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2465, added item for chapter 114.

Pub. L. 95–225, § 2(b), Feb. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 8, added item for chapter 110.

1971—Pub. L. 91–644, title IV, § 17, Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1891, added item for chapter 18.

1970—Pub. L. 91–513, title III, § 1101(b)(1)(B), Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1292, struck out item for chapter 68 “Narcotics”.

Pub. L. 91–452, title IX, § 901(b), title XI, § 1102(b), Oct. 15, 1970, 84 Stat. 947, 959, added items for chapters 40 and 96.

1968—Pub. L. 90–351, title IV, § 905, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 234, added item for chapter 44.

Pub. L. 90–321, title II, § 202(b), May 29, 1968, 82 Stat. 162, added item for chapter 42.

Pub. L. 90–284, title I, § 104(b), title X, § 1002(b), Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 77, 92, added items for chapters 12 and 102.

1965—Pub. L. 89–141, § 3, Aug. 28, 1965, 79 Stat. 581, added item for chapter 84.

1956—Act Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 825, § 2(a), 70 Stat. 798, substituted “Animals, Birds, Fish, and Plants” for “Animals, Birds, and Fish” in item for chapter 3.

Act July 18, 1956, ch. 629, § 202, 70 Stat. 575, added item for chapter 68.

Act July 14, 1956, ch. 595, § 2, 70 Stat. 540, added item for chapter 2.

1949—Act May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 1, 63 Stat. 89, struck out “constituting crimes” in item for chapter 21, and added item for chapter 50.

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