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Crimes

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arson
the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property
burglary
entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property
bribery
when someone voluntarily offers payment to get an illegal advantage
Cybercrime
any criminal activity associated with a computer
fraud
wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain
industrial espionage
Industrial spying to obtain secrets about manufacturing methods.
murder
the intentional killing of another person
shoplifting
The act of stealing goods from a store
robbery
the unlawful taking of property from a person's immediate possession by force or intimidation
Phishing
a technique to gain personal information for the purpose of identity theft, usually by means of fraudulent e-mail
drug dealing
selling illegal drugs
car theft
Stealing an automobile
harassment
aggressive pressure or intimidation
Cyberbullying
the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.
manslaughter
unlawfully killing another without planning in advance
domestic abuse
the abuse of one spouse by the other
Assault
a violent attack
assassination
murder of a public figure, usually for political reasons
kidnap
to take someone away using force, usually to obtain money in exchange for releasing them
hijacking
To take over something, such as an airplane or ship, by force
rape
any form of sexual intercourse that takes place against a person's will
mugging
to attack someone violently in order to steal their money, especially in a public place
squatting
occupying an unused building or piece of land
forgery
The fraudulent making or altering of any writing in a way that changes the legal rights and liabilities of another.
smuggling
The act of illegally importing or exporting goods
drunk driving
the crime of driving a vehicle with an excess of alcohol in the blood.
speeding
driving over the speed limit
blackmail
extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
pickpocketing
stealing things from people`s pockets, especially in a crowd

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