This news sheet
dated 1853 contains a summary of crime in Dundee and surrounding
areas and also reports from the courts including the case of Margaret
Crabb who was accused of "swearing", "bawling out"
and behaving in a "turbulent" manner in the Overgate her
sentence was a ten shilling fine or ten days in prison.
Many of the
crimes committed in Dundee at that time were petty, involving street
brawls, petty theft and drunkenness amongst the poor. Another case
reported was that of Mary Eagan who was imprisoned for ten months
for exposing her six week old infant on the Lochee Road.