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violent crime

This page is about the collocation violent crime

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a crime that causes injury or death

For example

  • Henry committed a number of violent crimes before he was caught.

  • Violent crimes are more common in countries where guns are easy to buy.

Quick Quiz

Which is a violent crime?

a. stealing a parked car

b. selling illegal drugs

c. beating a prisoner

Contributor: Matt Errey