anti-crime

adjective

an·​ti-crime
ˌan-tē-ˈkrīm,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-crime (audio)
: opposing or intended to discourage or prevent crime and especially violent crime
anti-crime legislation
an anti-crime campaign

Examples of anti-crime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Online comments about retail theft tend to break down as either anti-crime or anti-capitalist. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 In response, officials introduced several anti-crime initiatives in the subway, including adding more police officers and increasing overtime pay for them, and began removing severely mentally ill homeless people from the system. Hurubie Meko, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Some could argue that this is due to other anti-crime initiatives. Elinor Simek, The Mercury News, 13 Mar. 2024 Using bumper stickers, billboards and advertisements on public buses, Orange County prosecutors have launched an anti-crime campaign aimed at deterring people from committing theft there. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Public buses in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Norwalk and Glendale also will be draped with the anti-crime slogan. Tony Saavedra, Orange County Register, 12 Mar. 2024 At the time of his escape, the station’s commander was in a meeting with the anti-crime unit in her office, police said. Larry Madowo, CNN, 8 Feb. 2024 What about the increasing network of anti-crime cameras that monitor public parks, streets, and the like? Stephen L. Carter, The Mercury News, 7 Feb. 2024 Four seats held by progressives were won by candidates running on an anti-crime platform. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-crime was in 1865

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“Anti-crime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-crime. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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