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An act of attacking and robbing someone in a public place.‘he was the victim of a brutal mugging’
theft, robbery, raid, ram raid, burglary, larceny, thievery, break-in, hold-upView synonyms
- ‘Families are not able to move around because there have been muggings, kidnappings, rapes, murders, car thefts, armed robberies of homes and business.’
- ‘Some street crimes, like muggings, will just happen, and you will see them.’
- ‘The new policy has freed up impressive amounts of police time and money to fight other crime, halving muggings in the area.’
- ‘A crackdown on drug-related crime has been launched in areas of Leeds where residents have been plagued by burglary, theft and muggings.’
- ‘It has also pushed up muggings and violent crime offences by 43% since its inception.’
- ‘The crimes that affect most citizens, such as vandalism, muggings, burglary and car crimes, are considered low priority.’
- ‘Improved street lighting could reduce the amount of street violence, assaults, muggings, car thefts and burglaries, he said.’
- ‘The priority is to drive down street crime - muggings, assaults, and disorderly behaviour.’
- ‘Nothing is more depressing than a never-ending litany of vandalism, muggings and burglaries.’
- ‘Similar increases occurred in other forms of armed robbery as well as in muggings and burglaries.’
- ‘Local radio news bulletins are jammed with reports of muggings and vicious petty criminals.’
- ‘Why are consecutive governments refusing to admit that crime of all sorts, muggings, rapes, burglaries and murders, is out of control?’
- ‘There have been reports of recent attempted kidnappings, muggings and stabbings.’
- ‘There has been an increase in crime, especially muggings and murders.’
- ‘Car theft, burglary, muggings and pick-pocketing are the most common crimes and sometimes it seems no amount of precautions will protect you.’
- ‘Compared to places like Horsforth and Yeadon, the number of burglaries, muggings and robberies are very low.’
- ‘Chain snatchings, muggings and burglaries have become rampant.’
- ‘It's pathetic, I know, but then I also know that the vast majority of muggings, thefts and attacks could be avoided with some careful forethought.’
- ‘There have also been muggings and pickpockets in town.’
- ‘After years of decreasing numbers of pickpockets and purse snatchings, muggings are back on the rise.’
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