signature crime

Definition of "signature crime"
  1. A unique sort of criminal activity that has a distinctive method, strategy, or approach, leading to the conclusion that all the observed crimes must have been done by the same person
How to use "signature crime" in a sentence
  1. The recurring pattern of the burglaries pointed to a signature crime.
  2. Detailed analysis revealed that these thefts were a signature crime by the same individual.
  3. The detectives were convinced that the similar pattern in the murders indicated a signature crime.

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