Crime Vocabulary

What is crime?

Crime is an illegal activity.  It is something that the law says you cannot do.

 

For example, if you take something from someone without their permission, this is a crime.

What are some common crimes?

  • Theft – taking something that is not yours and keeping it.  We always have thefts in this shopping center.
  • Vandalism – damaging something that is not yours.  Vandalism is a common crime among younger people.
  • Assault – attacking someone in a violent way.  The police charged him with assault.
  • Trespass going onto someone’s property without permission.  I hope we are not trespassing on their land.
  • Fraud getting money from someone by not being honestFraud is a very serious crime.
  • Burglary – going into a building and taking something which is not yours. They think they man committed burglary.
  • Loitering – waiting in a place and looking like you are going to do something against the law.  Do you think those men are loitering?
  • Harass behaviour towards someone that makes them feel unsafe which normally includes many unwanted attempts to contact that person.  I feel like he is harassing me.
  • Possession – having something that the law says you can’t have.  He was charged with possession of a weapon.  
  • Robbery – entering a place without permission and using violence to take something that is not yours.  Robberies are very common around this area.

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Crime

What is crime?

Crime is an illegal activity.  It is something that the law says you cannot do.

 

For example, if you steal something from someone, this is a crime. 

What are some common crimes?

Here are some of the most common crimes.

  • Theft – taking something that is not yours and keeping it.  We always have thefts in this shopping center.
  • Vandalism – damaging something that is not yours.  Vandalism is a common crime among younger people.
  • Assault – attacking someone in a violent way.  The police charged him with assault.
  • Trespass going onto someone’s property without permission.  I hope we are not trespassing on their land.
  • Fraud getting money from someone by not being honestFraud is a very serious crime.
  • Burglary – going into a building and taking something which is not yours. They think they man committed burglary.
  • Loitering – waiting in a place and looking like you are going to do something against the law.  Do you think those men are loitering?
  • Harass behaviour towards someone that makes them feel unsafe which normally includes many unwanted attempts to contact that person.  I feel like he is harassing me.
  • Possession – having something that the law says you can’t have.  He was charged with possession of a weapon.  
  • Robbery – entering a place without permission and using violence to take something that is not yours.  Robberies are very common around this area.

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