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Types of crime and offenders

In this upper-intermediate vocabulary lesson about types of crime and offenders, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the language used to describe various types of crimes and the individuals involved in them. Check the following pictures and read the definitions.

Upper-intermediate English vocabulary about types of crime

1 Burglary: A burglar is a person who breaks into a home or building without permission and steals from it.

2 Robbery: A robber is a person who steals from a place using threats or violence.

3 Assault: An assailant is a person who physically attacks someone.

4 Murder: A murderer is a person who intentionally kills someone.

5 Kidnapping: A kidnapper is a person who takes someone by force and demands money for their safe return.

6 Fraud: A fraudster is a person who lies or tricks others to obtain money.

7 Arson: An arsonist is a person who sets fire to a home or building.

8 Vandalism: A vandal is a person who intentionally destroys or damages public or private property.

9 Shoplifting: A shoplifter is a person who steals goods from a store.

10 Cybercrime: A cybercriminal is a person who commits crimes over the internet.

11 Drug Trafficking: A drug trafficker is a person who sells, imports, and transports illegal drugs.

12 Terrorism: A terrorist is a person who uses threats and violence to create fear.

13 Forgery: A forger is a person who reproduces documents, money, or signatures to deceive others.

14 Embezzlement: An embezzler is a person who steals money that has been put in their care.

15 Hacking: A hacker is a person who breaks into a private computer system to obtain information.

16 Harassment: A harasser is a person who abuses or annoys someone, causing them emotional or physical suffering.

17 Smuggling: A smuggler is a person who moves things out of a country illegally.

18 Extortion: An extortionist is a person who threatens others in order to obtain money.

19 Manslaughter: A manslaughterer is a person who kills someone unintentionally or without having planned to do it.

20 Mugging: A mugger is a person who attacks someone in a public place and steals from them.