Definition of crime wave in English:
A sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a country or area: officials blamed the crime wave on economic shortages
More 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.
Definition of crime wave in:
- US English dictionary
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