Definition of crime wave in English:

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crime wave


A sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a country or area.
Example sentences
  • The area has become the target of a sudden crime wave.
  • Truth be told, the Society would have placed someone in the area to stem the crime wave.
  • This crime wave happened during a period of economic recession with high inflation and increasing unemployment.

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Syllabification: crime wave

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