A crime or criminal in spiritual terms signifies an offence against spiritual law.
Psychological / emotional perspective: We all have a part of ourselves which dislikes external control. Committing a crime in dreams may be a form of rebellion.
To observe a criminal at work is to recognize the potential for wrong-doing.
Material aspects: Criminal activity offends against both personal integrity and the laws of society. When we consider the other aspects of the dream scenario we will appreciate any adjustments which need to be made in our everyday activities.
To dream that you chase or capture a criminal, is a positive omen which means you will overcome your rivals.
To dream of witnessing a crime, indicates that others are wasting and your time, energy, and ideas.
To dream that you are a criminal, unpleasantness in your social life. You may also be overstepping your boundaries.
If you dream of being an accomplice to a crime, you are feeling guilty about something.