An action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law
kidnapping is a very serious crime
Another term for cybercrime.
A crime involving a motor vehicle, especially a theft of or from a car.
A facility in a police department for the analysis of forensic evidence.
Criminal offenses committed with the use of a firearm
A crime involving sexual assault or having a sexual motive
An action carried out during the conduct of a war that violates accepted international rules of war
A head of a criminal organization.
Not affected by or involvng illegal activities
= crime syndicate.
A head of a criminal organization.
A novel that has crime as its central theme.
A tax levied to support the criminal justice system (obsolete rare).
The place where an offense has been committed and forensic evidence may be gathered
A form on which police record details of a reported crime
A period of sustained criminal activity, now especially as carried out by a single criminal or criminal gang.
An intensive survey of crime in a particular area.
A sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a country or area
A crime, typically one involving violence, motivated by prejudice against a particular religion
A crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence
Criminal offenses committed using a knife as a weapon
That reduces, prevents, or investigates crime.
An organized crime syndicate controlled by and centred around a specific family.
Fiction that has crime as its central theme.
(In plural) statistics concerning crime, especially the incidence, type, etc., of criminal activity in a particular area.
An area with a particularly high incidence of crime.
(Of a place) having a high incidence of criminal activity
A victim of a crime.
A writer of detective stories or thrillers
Writing that has crime as its theme.
A crime so ingeniously contrived and carefully executed that it cannot be detected or solved
(Usually in plural) a crime such as robbery, assault, etc., committed on the streets.
Crime involving illegal access to or manipulation of electronic data; an instance of this.
The process of uncovering criminal activity (or verifying reported crime) and acquiring evidence in order to identify and prosecute its perpetrators.
The action of working to reduce the incidence of crime
A writer of crime novels.
A journalist who reports on crimes and criminal trials.
A large (closely or loosely) affiliated group of gangsters or criminals involved in organized crime.
A grave mistake or act of negligence in the management of an economy; a financial or economic outrage.
Criminal activities that are planned and controlled by powerful groups and carried out on a large scale
A person who investigates crimes; specifically a detective, or a crime scene investigator.
A laboratory where crime and criminal activity is studied; specifically = crime lab.
A crime, typically a murder, committed in a fit of sexual jealousy
The adoption of measures intended to reduce or inhibit criminal activity, especially by implementing programmes to deter potential offenders or to enhance the security of potential targets.
Statistics concerning the incidence, type, etc., of crime in a particular area; (now also in singular) a victim of crime.
Relating to or denoting a civilian branch of the police force concerned with the collection of forensic evidence
A legal offense to which all parties consent and no party is injured
A crime, especially a non-violent, financial crime, committed by a white-collar worker, typically involving the abuse of his or her professional status or expertise; (as a mass noun) crime of this type.
The investigation of crimes, detective work.