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petty crime

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpetty crimepetty crimeSCCa crime that is not serious, for example stealing things that are not very valuable petty
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petty crimeHow do three-strikers endure the thought of spending life in prison for a relatively petty crime?Johnson had two prior convictions for residential burglaries and a history of petty crimes.There's petty crime and crime on a grand scale, well organised.If the government no longer differentiates between petty crime and murder, why should they?As the years had progressed a series of petty crimes had seen him in remand homes, borstals and finally prison.Stretched to the limit ... police chief says petty crime is going unchecked.He has convictions there for a number of theft and similar petty crime offences since leaving St Patrick's.
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