crime wave

When more crimes than usual are committed in a particular place, you can refer to this as a crime wave.

The police blame much of the recent crime wave on rival gangs.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • crime wave — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crime wave : singular crime wave plural crime waves a sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a particular area …   English dictionary

  • Crime Wave —    Voir Chasse au gang …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • ˈcrime ˌwave — noun [C] a sudden increase in the number of crimes in a particular area …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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