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UESP has this list of illegal actions one can perform:

  • Stealing items or horses
  • Pickpocketing (although just looking at someone's inventory is not a crime)
  • Lockpicking
  • Killing farm animals
  • Trespassing
  • Starting a fight (but not a brawl)
  • Killing a non-aggressive character
  • Dropping a weapon outdoors in a major city can result in a warning from a guard, refusing to pick it up will result in a bounty
  • Transforming into werewolf form in public will give a 1000 gold bounty
  • Eating a corpse by using the Ring of Namira
  • Shouting in a town may result in a warning from a guard.

However, they don't specify what bounty is associated with every action. Does anyone have this information, or could they build and provide it?

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  • For stealing items it is half of the item's worth
  • For stealing a horse it is 250
  • For lockpicking it is 25 or 5 (I don't remember)
  • Killing animals counts as combat (40)
  • I haven't noticed any bounty for Trespassing
  • Starting a fight is combat (40)
  • Killing is murder (1000)
  • Harmless Shouting won't ever result in bounty, only a warning.
  • Shouting that results in injury or death of a non-hostile entity will be penalized appropriately as a violent crime.
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    "Killing is murder" :D – Alex Feb 2 '12 at 12:29
  • Will shouting not count as combat or murder in some cases? – Iszi Feb 2 '12 at 12:55
  • @Iszi only if you kill someone with it. If you maim someone, it's an assault. If it's a non-violent shout, you just get a warning. – George Stocker Feb 2 '12 at 13:37
  • @Iszi most likely that Shouting someone off a cliff will also be considered murder.. the answer is correct for just Shouting for your pleasure without any casualties. :-) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Feb 2 '12 at 13:39
  • What about time served in jail for the amount of gold on your bounty (should you choose to go to jail)? Can you put that into your answer as well? – l I Feb 2 '12 at 15:40

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