street crime

(noun) “[A] crime committed by average people against other people or organizations, usually in public spaces” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: street crimes
  • Street crimes are studied in criminology.
  • A type of crime.

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Crime and the Law. Connexions, July 11, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42835/1.3/).