crime wave

(redirected from Crime Waves)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crime wave - a sudden rise in the crime rate
rise - a growth in strength or number or importance
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

crime wave

nondata di criminalità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Research has focused on the impact of the lack of consistency between representations of crime in the news media and statistical records of crime (Beale, 2006; Sacco, 1995; Rosier, 1973) and the news media's role in manufacturing crime waves (Frost and Phillips, 2011; Poynting and Morgan, 2007).
The performance of the criminal justice system may be questioned by the media during supposed crime waves. The portrayal of an out-of-control crime problem as a consequence of a lack of adequate policing, and the need for a more punitive response, form a significant dimension of the reporting agenda.
However, there is a serious side to this also in that such fanciful stories about 'crime waves' are one of the prime reasons why the fear of crime far outweighs the reality of such, particularly for vulnerable older people.
In this undergraduate text, Sacco (sociology, Queen's U., Kingston Ontario) addresses the social issues relevant to the study of crime waves, including the reasons for changes in crime rates, the reasons some crimes and not others come in waves, and the role of the media, politicians and interest groups in crime waves.
Last night, Grahame said: 'It is very worrying that we have a 20 per cent increase in the number of young people who are effectively creating their own mini crime waves.'
AN MSP yesterday claimed figures released by the Executive showed Scotland faces a 'mini crime wave'.
'Public Enemies: The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Ma Barker's Gang' by Vanity Fair writer Bryan Burrough covers the history of one of the biggest crime waves in US history which led to the formation of the FBI.
It's hard all over the region, as weakening economies fuel drug and crime waves. In Sao Paulo, the murder rate hit 1,000 per month in 2002.
Today, some environmental researchers are taking an even harder look at lead and are advancing the notion that widespread exposure of children to toxicants such as lead may have helped spark the crime waves that rocked the United States throughout the twentieth century.
And many now believe prevention may also prove key to reducing future crime waves. The result of cleaning up lead contamination and eventually preventing children's exposure altogether, even before birth, could mean a less violent future for all of us.
Crime waves usually refer to sudden and significant increases in crime rates.
If it is true that crime is not dead and that there are crime waves of magnitudes that we have yet to encounter ahead of us, than the quality of your guard service will make a profound difference in a property's safety and value.