01. The [crime] rate in this country has more or less stayed constant for the last ten years or so.
02. Police believe the man suspected of robbing the bank today is responsible for a number of similar [crimes] which have been committed over the last year.
03. Police have begun a [criminal] investigation into allegations the governor accepted bribes from a local construction firm bidding on a large government contract.
04. The driver of the bus that ran off the road, killing 2 of his passengers, has been [criminally] charged with driving without due care and attention.
05. Members of the government that murdered thousands of its citizens will be tried in court for [crimes] against humanity.
06. Her 17-year-old son already has a [criminal] record for theft and assault.
07. My cousin is studying [criminology] at college, and hopes to become a police officer.
08. Aristotle observed that poverty is the parent of revolution and [crime].
09. Balzac once remarked that behind every great fortune there is a [crime].
10. Maurice Chevalier once said that the [crime] of loving is forgetting.
11. Murdering a travelling musician was not considered a serious [crime] during the Middle Ages.
12. Too many cities have [criminalized] street-level activities such as panhandling, street art, community gardening, and food vendors.
13. A Chinese proverb notes that to break the law is the same [crime] in the Emperor as in the subject.
14. A Russian proverb suggests that it's a [crime] if you get caught.
15. The murder was described by the judge as the most horrible [crime] he had ever dealt with.
16. I can say what I want. It's not a [crime] to disagree, you know.
17. Property [crimes] in this country are on the rise, but violent [crimes] seem to be decreasing.
18. He began a life of [crime] at a very early age. He was already regularly stealing candy from stores when he was only six years old.
19. A recent study shows that serious violent [crime] levels in the United States have declined since 1993.
20. The Department of Justice is continually working to better prevent computer [crimes], such as hacking.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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