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American English: /kraɪm/
British English: /krʌɪm/

Translation of crime in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (wrongful act) to commit a crime the scene of the crime
    el lugar del delito/crimen
    la escena del crimen
    a crime against humanity/nature
    un crimen contra la humanidad/contra natura
    is it such a crime to have an affair?
    ¿es que es un crimen tener una aventura?
    it's a crime to waste such talent [colloquial]
    es un crimen or un pecado desperdiciar un talento así
    Example sentences
    • Logic is turned upside down and instead of being punished for their crimes of omission they reap their due reward.
    • He said the order had turned the offence of being drunk and disorderly into a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
    • One cannot just walk away from the scene of the crime without admitting wrongdoing.
    Example sentences
    • Any activity that takes away these rights is a crime against nature and humanity.
    • To undermine football as happens in certain countries is a deception and a crime against society.
    • As I said it was a crime against humanity so that is what he deserved and that is what the rest of them deserve.
  • 2 uncountable (criminal activity) to punish/prevent crime
    castigar/prevenir la delincuencia
    a life of crime
    una vida de delincuencia
    an increase in crime
    un aumento de la delincuencia or criminalidad
    organized crime
    el crimen organizado
    crime doesn't pay
    no hay crimen sin castigo
    (before noun) (rate/figures)
    de criminalidad
    crime fiction
    novelas (feminine plural) policíacas or policiales
    crime statistics
    datos (masculine plural) estadísticos sobre la criminalidad
    estadísticas (feminine plural) sobre criminalidad
    Example sentences
    • What of course everyone agrees with is that drug dealing and organised crime should be illegal.
    • Crimes such as vandalism, car crime and burglary are an everyday occurrence in Swindon.
    • And surely you agree that crime and illegal immigration are getting out of hand.
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