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(of a place) having a high incidence of criminal activity.‘a crime-ridden neighborhood’
- ‘In our crime-ridden society, it is little wonder that the police struggle to cope.’
- ‘Safety campaigners have cleaned up their neighbourhood by closing a network of crime-ridden alleys in York.’
- ‘Potential tenants, put off by the estate's reputation as a crime-ridden poverty trap, simply don't want to live there and homes have stood empty for years.’
- ‘It reads like the dairy of a former junkie whose crime-ridden ways catch up with him.’
- ‘Are you one of those who choose to stay home on weekends fearful of going out onto our crime ridden streets?’
- ‘With her worldly possessions in a shopping bag, she wandered about in the downtown crime-ridden district of the nation's capital, appearing disoriented.’
- ‘Their duties include tackling anti-social behaviour, helping regular officers and providing reassurance and a presence in some of the most crime-ridden communities.’
- ‘Over the past four years, 13 newsmen have been killed in the country's crime-ridden southwest.’
- ‘Initially some headteachers were cautious about the scheme because they believed that by taking part they would stigmatise their school as unruly or crime-ridden.’
- ‘The area is dirty, congested and crime-ridden.’
- ‘Working with the council and police, they turned the estate around from a crime-ridden blackspot to a place where people bought their own homes.’
- ‘People thought it was a crime-ridden place, but nothing could have been further from the truth.’
- ‘If one went by media depictions one would think his neighbourhood is a crime-ridden slum.’
- ‘It was a dirty and crime ridden city.’
- ‘A crime-ridden area of Bradford is to get a £250,000 revamp.’
- ‘Worried residents fear problems on a crime-ridden council estate will erupt into a full-scale riot unless police clamp down on hell-raising teenagers.’
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