18 U.S.C. § 16

Current through P.L. 116-145 (06/17/2020)
Section 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.

18 U.S.C. § 16

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

CONSTITUTIONALITYFor information regarding constitutionality of this section, as added by section 1001(a) of Pub. L. 98-473 see Government Publishing Office, The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional in Whole or in Part by the Supreme Court of the United States, 2018 Supplement, prepared by the Congressional Research Service.