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Types of crime - synonyms or related words

capital crime

noun

a crime for which the punishment is death

capital offence

noun

a crime for which the punishment is death

computer crime

noun

illegal activities carried out using a computer, for example stealing people’s private information using the Internet

crime wave

noun

a sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a particular area

cybercrime

noun

crime committed using the Internet, for example stealing someone’s personal information or introducing harmful programs into someone’s computer

delinquency

noun

criminal or immoral behaviour, especially by young people

felony

noun

mainly American a serious crime such as murder or robbery

hate crime

noun

a crime that is done by someone because they hate the group that the victim (=person who is attacked) belongs to

inside job

noun

informal a crime committed by or with the help of someone who works within the organization where it happens

misdemeanor

the American spelling of misdemeanour

misdemeanour

noun

formallegal a crime that is not serious. This word is used in the US but not now in the UK.

nuisance

noun

legal illegal behaviour that is annoying or offensive to other people

organized crime

noun

criminal activities that are carefully planned and controlled by a large powerful secret organization

petty crime

noun

a crime that is not very serious

private nuisance

noun

in England and Wales, an act that disturbs someone when they are using their own premises

street crime

noun

criminal activity that happens in a public place, usually in a town or city, for example stealing people’s personal possessions or drug dealing

summary offence

noun

in England and Wales, a crime that is not serious. In the US it is known as a misdemeanor.

triable-either-way offence

noun

in England and Wales, a crime that, depending upon the circumstances, can be tried as a summary offence or as an indictable offence

juvenile delinquency

noun

a crime against humanity

a very serious crime that makes a lot of people suffer, often committed during a war

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