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index crime

noun
1.
a crime included in the yearly crime statistics of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; so called because it provides an index of the general level of criminal activity
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  • index crime rates are a calculation of index crimes relative to the population.
  • The distribution by index crime type varies, however.

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