Victims of Crimes

These entries were victims of a crime sometime in their life. Unfortunately, some of these entries were never able to escape their abuser, or some of them were set upon at their most vulnerable moment. Sadly, some of them were attacked out of the blue, and never saw it coming. This page honors all of these entries, men and women, and vows to never forget them.

And since this is my personal website, I'm allowed to play around with the words "victim of a crime" and "criminal." For example, some of the entries on this list were convicted of a crime and executed for it--however, they were really victims of an authoritarian regime or an unfair crime (see prisoners executed by Nazis, victims of the Shoah, or people believed to be innocent today that were killed etc). Some of the entries could easily be placed under several of these headings, so I tried to choose the one I felt was most appropriate.


Cultural or Any Other Form of Intolerance:

  • Ah Toy, The First Chinese Prostitute in San Francisco who Suffered Intolerance From White Officials Due to Her Ethnic Background
  • Ani Pachen, Tibetan Warrior Nun who was Imprisoned and Tortured for Twenty-One Years by the Chinese Communist Party
  • Asia Bibi, Christian Woman Unjustly Convicted of Blasphemy & Sentenced to Death (She was Later Acquitted)
  • Boudica, she burned London to the ground
  • Caroline Crachami, Child Dwarf whose Remains Have Been on Display For Over One Hundred Years, Despite Her Family's Objections
  • Catherine O'Leary, Life was Ruined by the Rumor She had Started the Great Chicago Fire (because She was an Irish Immigrant)
  • Dina Babbitt, Shoah Survivor who Fought for Decades to Recover What was Rightfully Hers
  • Edmonia Lewis, was Beaten by a White Mob After Being Falsely Accused of Poisoning Fellow Students
  • Hypatia of Alexandria, she's my number one for a reason
  • Joanna Palani, Abused by Her Parents for Being Both Too Western and Too Kurdish
  • Matt Shepard, his horrible murder sparked national attention, eventually culminating into Federal Laws to protect against hate crimes
  • Ota Benga, this story will make you sick...with fury
  • Truganini, The Last Full Blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian, whose Life was Torn Apart by White Settlers Onto Her People's Ancestral Lands

Domestic Abuse:

  • Annette Dionne,1/5 of the First Quintuplets to Survive Birth in Recorded History*
  • Carrie Crawford Smith, Survived Her Vengeful Husband to Become a Successful Business Owner
  • Madam CJ Walker, America's First Self-Made Female Millionaire; She had a Horrible Second Husband
  • Clara Harris Rathbone, Murdered by Her Husband After They Witnessed President Lincoln's Assassination
  • Dede Mirabal, Survived Her Sister's Assassination, but was Trapped at Home for Many Years
  • Emma Morano, The Oldest Living Person in the World at the Time of Her Death
  • Esther Hobart Morris, The First Female Justice of the Peace in the United States
  • Geli Raubal, Half-Niece and Longtime Girlfriend of Adolf Hitler
  • Irene Triplett, The Last Surviving Beneficiary of a War Between the States Pension
  • Jane Dickenson, Indentured Servant who Claimed Her Master was More Abusive Than Her Kidnappers
  • Marie Aioe Dorion, Wilderness Survivor With a Crappy Excuse For a First Husband
  • Mary Page Handy, Her Husband was So Horrible You Can't Even Sum it Up
  • Micaela Almonester, She was Shot By Her Father-in-Law in the Chest--Four Times
  • Nadezhda Alliluyeva Stalina, Joseph Stalin's Second Wife
  • Nick Yarris, And people say we don't need a reform of the Criminal Justice System
  • Pearl Hart, Stagecoach Robber and Bandit Queen of Arizona
  • Peg Entwistle, Actress Who Committed Suicide Off the Hollywoodland Sign
  • Sophia Dorothea of Celle, She Got it From All Sides
  • Yeardley Love, Lacrosse Player Whose Tragic Murder Brought Domestic Violence to National Attention

* I have included Annette but not her other sisters—not because I do not believe their stories, but because Annette initially came forward to accuse her family of domestic abuse before her other sisters

Dowry Crime or Honor Killing:

Eugenics/Medical Victim:


Murder/Wrongful Death:

Rape/Sexual Assault:

  • Aaliyah Haughton, Married to a R-Kelly When She was Fifteen and He was Twenty-Seven
  • Deshauna Barber, Motivational Speaker who Advocates for Fellow Survivors
  • Gudiya, Five-Year-Old Rape Victim Who Finally Got Justice
  • Jyoti Singh, remember her name, fight for it to never happen again
  • Leyla Mafi, Mentally Ill Girl Who was Flogged For Child Prostitution in Iran
  • Lina Medina, Youngest Confirmed Human Mother in Medical History
  • Margot Wolk, The Last Surviving Food Tester for Hitler
  • Maria Halpin Hunt, Her Life was Destroyed by a US President
  • Samantha Geimer, Accused Roman Polanski of Raping Her When She was Thirteen Years Old

Religious Martyr:

War Crimes/Execution:

Other Crimes:

  • Malala Yousafzai, Education Activist For Girls Around the World
  • Maria Milagro de Hoyos, Sadly, she's known for what happened to her corpse after her death
  • Mercy Brown, Victim of Vampire Hysteria
  • Nick Yarris, And people say we don't need a reform of the Criminal Justice System
  • Phoolan Devi, She could fall under domestic abuse, kidnapping, and sexual assault, so I'll just put her here
  • Princess Tarakanova, Pretender to the Russian Throne who Subsequently Died in a Russian Fortress
  • Vesna Vulovic, Survived a 33,000 Foot Drop After the Plane She was on Exploded