Crime dream meanings

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Violence and criminal activity in your dream can often cause stress and anxiety. A criminal dream can show desire or guilt, or the fear of being accused of a crime that has not been committed. Your dream may also predict that the consequences of your past actions may soon be near, as karma is coming back to you.

If you are a part of the criminal activity in your dream, it can mean several things. You may have hurt someone physically or emotionally recently and you are feeling guilty about it. You may have committed a crime in the past that is always on your mind. You may be about to make a mistake, and your subconscious is using the law to show you this. You may be trying to take control of a situation, but you don’t know how to do it.

In your dream you may have

  • Committed a crime.
  • Witnessed a crime.
  • Been victimized by a crime.
  • Felt fearful of a crime.
  • Turned yourself in for criminal activity.
  • Taken the blame for someone else’s crime.
  • Felt scared or anxious.
  • Felt violated or taken advantage of.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You have confessed to your crime.
  • You were absolved of your past upon confessing.
  • You undid your crimes (by, for example, returning a stolen item).
  • You contemplated a crime but decided against it.
  • Someone committed a criminal act towards you but was properly punished.
  • Somebody forgave you for an old crime.

Detailed dream interpretation

If you are committing a crime that victimizes a single person (like stealing a single person’s wallet rather than shoplifting from a company), then you may have recently hurt somebody’s feelings without realizing it. Somebody you love has felt personally victimized by you lately, and it is time to address these issues and apologize.

If the crime is similar to something bad or mean you have done before, you are feeling extreme guilt and there may soon be some unexpected consequences or karma. If, for example, you did not leave enough money for the check at a restaurant, and you dream of stealing from a waitress, you may encounter a similar situation soon. Someone will neglect to pay you for your services, you will not receive the bonus you have been expecting, or you may just not be thanked for something important you have done.

If you confess to your crime in your dream and you feel transformed, forgiven, or absolved, it is a good sign. Someone you have not seen in a long time will come back into your life, or someone you missed will return or call you. You will be rewarded and you will no longer have to feel guilty about something you may have done to hurt someone in the past. If you are punished for your crime, this may also foretell the future. Karma will come back to you, but it will not necessarily be bad karma. Your dream might be trying to tell you that whatever kind of karma you deserve is coming your way.

Dreaming of crime involving a car (such as stealing a vehicle) symbolizes the ability to get what we want out of life. This dream also indicates words we may say to others that may hurt them. Dreams involving the theft of petty items show that we take the little things in life for granted. Dreams of murder, violence, or sexual abuse are simply bad omens. They do not necessarily say anything about us, but they may bring bad luck. You may be trying to gain control of a situation or work your way up in the work world. Dreams about prostitution can show a suppressed sexual desire. Dreams about drug use call attention to your health.

If you are the victim of a crime, you have not been allowing your voice and your opinions to be heard. Talk to the people in your life who you feel are not treating you the way you should be treated. If they do not listen, it may be time to cut these people out of your life.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Power and aggressiveness.
  • Fear of actions in your life.
  • Difficult times and tragedy.
  • Stress at work which plays on your self-confidence or estimation of your abilities.
  • Fear of judgment or the character you present to others.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of crime

Fear. Outrage. Judgment. Stress. Control. Loss of control. Powerless. Aggravated. Powerful. Victimized. Offended.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012