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Words used to describe crimes

aggravated

adjective

an aggravated crime has features, such as the use of violence, that make it worse

aggravating

adjective

making a crime worse

chargeable

adjective

considered to be a crime that you can be officially accused of

criminality

noun

the criminal quality of someone or something

extraditable

adjective

someone who is accused of an extraditable crime can be sent back to the country where the crime was committed for a trial

first-degree

adjective

a first-degree murder is the most serious type, in which someone deliberately plans to kill someone

gangland

adjective

relating to organized crime, or to the people who are involved in it

hanging

adjective

deserving to be punished by death

heinous

adjective

a heinous act or crime is extremely evil

hit-and-run

adjective

a hit-and-run attack is one in which someone attacks someone suddenly and then leaves quickly

indictable

adjective

an indictable offence is one for which you can be officially accused and brought to a court for trial

non-violent

adjective

non-violent crime does not involve physically hurting people

premeditated

adjective

a premeditated crime, bad action, unpleasant remark etc has been deliberately planned

second-degree

adjective

second-degree crimes are less serious than first-degree crimes

serial

adjective

used for describing criminals or crimes

smash-and-grab

adjective

a smash-and-grab crime involves breaking the windows of a building or car in order to steal things quickly

unsolved

adjective

used about crimes when the criminal has not been found

victimless

adjective

a victimless crime is one that does not seem to cause obvious harm to other people

white-collar

adjective

white-collar crimes are crimes in which people who work in offices steal money from the company that they work for

serially

adverb

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