What makes a crime federal rather than state?

A federal crime is an offense that has been made illegal either by federal law or one that occurs on federal property.  Examples of federal crimes include:

  • bank fraud
  • bank robbery
  • certain civil rights offenses
  • counterfeiting
  • conspiracy to distribute drugs
  • firearms offenses
  • health care fraud
  • mail fraud

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