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An example use of criminal in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… there the criminal was gonna try and …”
Criminal means someone who commits a crime.
the word criminal occurs in english on average 51.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.