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Synonyms for offense

an act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight

something that offends one's sense of propriety, fairness, or justice

a serious breaking of the public law

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Table 3--Offenses, Known Offender's Race, by Offense Type, 2012
Although agencies may administratively close a case, this does not necessarily mean that the agency can clear the offense for UCR purposes.
If all of the elements of offense X are also elements of offense Y, then X is an LIO of Y.
Other infractions would have fines of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second and $500 for the third offense within one year, Ditzhazy said.
As a football contractor, he has put together a very imposing structure that he calls Coaching a Winged-T Based Multiple Offense that even Shaughnessy, Jones, and Halas would have envied.
A conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, which means a conspiracy to violate another federal criminal statute
In addition to duplicating state law, Congress has created derivative offenses, such as racketeering and mall fraud, an approach that makes convictions easier to obtain because the offense consists mainly of otherwise innocuous behavior.
The line graph shows the average size of the prison population according to the type of criminal offense.
Aggravated assault, which is the most frequently occurring violent crime in the Index, was the only violent offense to show a decrease from the 2000 volume--1.
Child welfare reformers, writing about the conditions in which adolescents grew up in turn-of-the-century cities, regularly characterized the police as all-too-eager to discipline teenagers for any offense, major or minor.
By age 30, 14 percent of mentally retarded women living independently and 6 percent of nonretarded women had committed at least one registered offense.
Under this law, an individual will be deemed to have a "disqualifying criminal offense" if the individual has been convicted of any one of 28 criminal offenses within the past 10 years.
The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting at least 6 months of complete offense reports for 2012.
For each offense type reported, law enforcement must indicate at least one bias motivation.
Dorrell said he might take over running the offense.