TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 65 - MALICIOUS MISCHIEF
Sec. 1363. Buildings or property within special maritime and
Whoever, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction
of the United States, willfully and maliciously destroys or injures
any structure, conveyance, or other real or personal property, or
attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this
title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both, and if the
building be a dwelling, or the life of any person be placed in
jeopardy, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more
than twenty years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 764; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), (K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147;
Pub. L. 104-132, title VII, Sec. 703, Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat.
1294; Pub. L. 107-56, title VIII, Sec. 811(d), Oct. 26, 2001, 115
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Secs. 464, 465 (Mar. 4,
1909, ch. 321, Secs. 285, 286, 35 Stat. 1144).
Said sections were consolidated and rewritten both as to form and
substance. The provisions relating to arson are incorporated in
section 81 of this title. (See reviser's note under said section 81
of this title for explanation of changes.)
2001 - Pub. L. 107-56 struck out "or attempts to destroy or
injure" after "destroys or injures" and inserted "or attempts or
conspires to do such an act," after "personal property,".
1996 - Pub. L. 104-132 substituted "any structure, conveyance, or
other real or personal property" for "any building, structure or
vessel, any machinery or building materials and supplies, military
or naval stores, munitions of war or any structural aids or
appliances for navigation or shipping".
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000" after "shipping, shall be" and for
"fined not more than $5,000" after "jeopardy, shall be".
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