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Instructions: Use the definitions below to discover the correct term and then find the term in the puzzle.

  1. Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn a dwelling, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another.

  2. Breaking into and entering a structure or vehicle with intent to commit a felony or a theft.

  3. Offenses committed by a corporation’s officers who pursue illegal activity in the corporation’s name.

  4. The number of Crime Index offenses divided by the population of an area, usually given as a rate of crimes per 100,000 people.

  5. A form of theft in which an offender takes possessions that do not belong to him or her with the intent of keeping them.

  6. Sexual activity, usually sexual intercourse, that is forced on another person without his or her consent, usually under threat of harm. Also sexual activity conducted with a person who is incapable of valid consent.

  7. The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

  8. Sexual contact that is committed without the other party’s consent or with a party who is not capable of giving consent.

  9. The use or threat of violence against a state or other political entity to coerce.

  10. An annual publication by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that uses data from all participating law enforcement agencies in the United States to summarize the incidence and rate of reported crime.

  11. A situation in which a crime victim plays an active role in initiating a crime or escalating it.

  12. Activities such as gambling or prostitution that are deemed undesirable because they offend community standards rather than directly harm people or property.

  13. A nonviolent criminal offense committed during the course of business for financial gain.


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