Offender noun – A person who has committed a crime. Criminals and offender are semantically related. Sometimes you can replace term "Criminals" with "Offender", this nouns are similar. Nearby Words: offend, offended, offence, offending
There have also been instances where living victims of crimes have committed suicide, regardless of the offender getting punished, or the victims or family members taking revenge on the criminal, thus becoming criminals themselves.