Endangerment Law & Legal Definition


Endangerment refers to an act or an instance of putting someone or something in danger or exposure to peril or harm. In US law, endangerment comprises of several types of crimes involving conduct that is wrongful and reckless or wanton, and likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm to another person. The offense is intended to prohibit and therefore deter reckless or wanton conduct that wrongfully creates a substantial risk of death or serious injury to others. Endangerment can range from a misdemeanor to a felony.

There are several types of endangerment like Child endangerment, reckless endangerment etc.