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the illegal use of fire to destroy a house, building, or property
a physical attack on someone, or the crime of physically attacking someone
the crime of threatening someone and then physically attacking them
the crime of being too noisy or violent in a public place
violence that takes place in the home between family members, especially adults
violence against women, especially in the home by a partner
something that encourages people to be violent or commit crimes, or the deliberate act of encouraging violence or crime
the act of kidnapping someone
violent crimes committed by someone who the person attacked does not know
the act of deliberately damaging or destroying things, especially public property
the crime of behaving in a noisy or violent way in a public place
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
in South Asia, a place in the street where people can use computers or the Internet, for example...
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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Free thesaurus definition of crimes involving violence or damage to property from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.