Synonyms of crime in English:


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1‘kidnapping is a very serious crime’


offence, unlawful act, illegal act, breach of the law, infraction of the law, violation of the law, misdemeanour, misdeed, wrong, felony, violation, transgression, fault, injury

malfeasance, malefaction, tort

archaic trespass

2‘the reduced police presence has brought an increase in crime’


lawbreaking, delinquency, wrongdoing, transgression, misconduct, criminality, illegality, villainy, felony, corruption

informal crookedness, shadiness, dodginess

malfeasance, malefaction

archaic knavery

rare malversation

3‘they condemned apartheid as a crime against humanity’


immoral act, sin, evil, evil action, wrong, wrongdoing, atrocity, abomination, enormity, disgrace, outrage, monstrosity, violation, abuse, injustice, affront