Definitions

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  • adjective Intended to curb or eradicate criminal activity.

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  • adjective Opposed to or aimed at preventing or punishing crime

Etymologies

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anti- +‎ crime

Examples

  • Mr. Kelly, who briefed reporters at the hospital with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Mr. Ramirez was part of an anticrime unit assigned to high crime areas in the 75th Precinct.

    Officer, Suspect Shot in Brooklyn

  • The anticrime crusade was widely trumpeted in China's state-run media, though many lawyers have raised questions about the legal methods used, and have alleged Mr. Bo's campaign has demonstrated little regard for judicial procedure.

    Chongqing Drama Ignites Speculation

  • The finding alleges the government withheld from lawmakers key cost data related to anticrime legislation.

    Contempt Charge Topples Canada's Leader

  • And when the Monkeewrench crew - computer geeks who made a fortune on games, now assisting the cops with special anticrime soft-ware - are invited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted to the Web, it's not long before the group discovers the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet.

    Shoot to Thrill by P. J. Tracy: Book summary

  • More photos and interactive graphics The body of Homero Salcido, the coordinator of the so-called C-5 center, which houses federal police, naval, army, and state and municipal anticrime intelligence officials, was found Monday in his burning Grand Cherokee car in the center of Monterrey, the capital of embattled Nuevo Leon state, officials said.

    In Mexico, Anti-Drug Leader Is Killed

  • Prior to the decision, local anticrime groups urged Mexico's government and judicial system not to grant Ms. Cassez the appeal and accused the French government of interfering in the case.

    Mexican Court Strikes Down Frenchwoman's Appeal

  • OTTAWA—A Canadian parliamentary committee recommended that the government be found in contempt of Parliament for not fully disclosing the cost of anticrime legislation, paving the way for a historic rebuke that could trigger a third national election in five years.

    Historical Rebuke Nears for Ottawa

  • The finding alleges the government withheld from lawmakers key cost data related to anticrime legislation.

    Canada's Government Faces Confidence Vote

  • OTTAWA—A Canadian parliamentary committee recommended Monday that the government be found in contempt of Parliament for not fully disclosing the cost of anticrime legislation, paving the way for a rebuke that could trigger a third national election in five years.

    Panel Accuses Canadian Government of Being in Contempt

  • New York's anticrime record has a lot to teach the nation.

    How to Stop Urban Crime Without Jail Time

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