violent crime

(noun) “A crime based on the use of force or the threat of force” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: violent crimes
  • Violent crimes are studied in criminology.
  • A type of crime.

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OpenStax College. 2012. Crime and the Law. Connexions, July 11, 2012. (