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a sudden rise in the crime rate

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New York rode a crime wave in the 1970s and 1980s, but has since been transformed into one of the 10 safest cities in the world largely due to its 'legal, intelligent and systematic' approach to crime, Rosales said.
However, the statistical evidence of the incidence of crime, including assault and violence, did not always justify the claims that the Gold Coast was experiencing a crime wave, or that it was deserving of the label of 'crime capital of Australia' (GCB, 23 July 2011: 4; 8 August 2011: 25; 1 December 2011: 7).
BEIRUT: The mayor of the Metn town of Baskinta Wednesday urged the authorities to step in following a crime wave.
That is, if we are really serious about tackling this worrisome crime wave in our country.
WINDEMERE, England The rolling hills of the English Lake District, home to the stories of Peter Rabbit and endless acres of misty farms, seem the last place on Earth for a crime wave,.
WITH 75 offences to his name, this thief was a one-man crime wave.
Fears of a credit crunch crime wave proved unfounded as the number of offences recorded in England and Wales dropped below 10 million for the first time since 1981.
Now the region's top cop has warned of a crime wave across Kirklees, to alert the public.
The short-term car rental sector was hit by a recession-induced crime wave last year with a 12 per cent rise in vehicle thefts.
THE short-term car rental sector was hit by a recessioninduced crime wave last year with a 12 per cent rise in vehicle thefts.
GARDY steps up his one-man (or two-man, if you count Roman's reluctant help) crime wave with terrifying results.
INSURERS are taking drastic action to curb a new car crime wave fuelled by the recession.
AS we exclusively revealed in yesterday's paper, Scotland is in the grip of a soaring crime wave as the credit crunch really begins to bite.
In this latest volume of reminiscences he gives readers a potpourri of snapshots, stories based on his various assignments: Iraq and Saddam's trial and execution; Zimbabwe and Mugabe; the often unreported crime wave that is sweeping over South Africa; assorted film and television actors and actresses; and several 'thoroughly dubious people' including Mugabe, Alastair Campbell, an extortioner, Bushmen, Serbian contract killers, a 'child sorcerer in the Congo', and Chinese tombraiders for good measure.
Tombs and Whyte, both affiliated with Liverpool John Moores University, UK, investigate this hidden crime wave.