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street crime

Definition of Street Crime

(noun) A crime, disproportionately committed by and against people in lower classes and typically in public spaces.

Examples of Street Crime

  • mugging
  • stealing a car

Street Crime Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: street crime

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /strit kraɪm/
  • British English – /striːt kraɪm/

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Cite the Definition of Street Crime

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “street crime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/street-crime/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

street crime. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/street-crime/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “street crime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/street-crime/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“street crime.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/street-crime/>.