It means what it says: Did you ever commit a crime for which you were not arrested?
Another way of asking the question would be:
"Did you ever commit a crime, but didn't get caught?"
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In essence it is a catch all question. The Government is interested to know who is the person they are admitting for permanent residence. COnsider it as a Country you want to live in is asking you whether you ever engaged in activity which, if detected, would have constituted a crime to your knowledge.
The question is really "talking" to an applicant's conscience and asking him/her to admit (against his/her own interest) IF one EVER committed a crime for which one was never caught or arrested for..
Still confused? Then the answer is a "no".
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