Which Joker Has Committed the Most Crimes?




The Rap Sheet of Every Joker to Ever Appear on the Big Screen

Joker has a pretty bad history when it comes to committing crimes. Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight is the most violent Joker in cinema history. As he racked up over 30 counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, and an additional 16 other serious crimes!

Heath Ledger’s Joker would serve a total of 2,445 years in the US, and 574 years in the UK! Therefore making him the worst criminal incarnation of the Joker in the franchises history!

While Cesar Romero’s Joker in the 1966 Batman film would recieve the shortest prison sentence of them all. With just 314 years served. While the bulk of that sentence would come from 15 counts of kidnapping. Consequently serving 225 years for those crimes alone.

So, to view the full set of crimes committed by each Joker in cinema history, check out the image below!

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For the UK statistics, the prison sentences for each character were calculated using mandatory sentencing guidelines published by The Crown Prosecution Service and The Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

For the US figures, the sentences were calculated using information from FindLaw.com. Crimes which were committed at a state, rather than federal level, were judged according to New York state law.

For serious crimes, we’ve assumed the Joker will serve consecutive sentences, i.e. 15 counts of X crime at 10 years each would be 150 years served.    

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