Meaning of crime-ridden in English:



  • (of a place) having a high incidence of criminal activity.

    ‘a crime-ridden neighbourhood’
    • ‘Safety campaigners have cleaned up their neighbourhood by closing a network of crime-ridden alleys in York.’
    • ‘A crime-ridden area of Bradford is to get a £250,000 revamp.’
    • ‘It reads like the dairy of a former junkie whose crime-ridden ways catch up with him.’
    • ‘With her worldly possessions in a shopping bag, she wandered about in the downtown crime-ridden district of the nation's capital, appearing disoriented.’
    • ‘Their duties include tackling anti-social behaviour, helping regular officers and providing reassurance and a presence in some of the most crime-ridden communities.’
    • ‘In our crime-ridden society, it is little wonder that the police struggle to cope.’
    • ‘Over the past four years, 13 newsmen have been killed in the country's crime-ridden southwest.’
    • ‘Initially some headteachers were cautious about the scheme because they believed that by taking part they would stigmatise their school as unruly or crime-ridden.’
    • ‘The area is dirty, congested and crime-ridden.’
    • ‘Working with the council and police, they turned the estate around from a crime-ridden blackspot to a place where people bought their own homes.’
    • ‘Potential tenants, put off by the estate's reputation as a crime-ridden poverty trap, simply don't want to live there and homes have stood empty for years.’
    • ‘Worried residents fear problems on a crime-ridden council estate will erupt into a full-scale riot unless police clamp down on hell-raising teenagers.’
    • ‘People thought it was a crime-ridden place, but nothing could have been further from the truth.’
    • ‘If one went by media depictions one would think his neighbourhood is a crime-ridden slum.’
    • ‘It was a dirty and crime ridden city.’
    • ‘Are you one of those who choose to stay home on weekends fearful of going out onto our crime ridden streets?’