(1) With identity theft so rife , it would be too easy for imposters to hack accounts.(2) This is an epidemic that is devastating the world and serves as a spotlight on the inequalities that are rife throughout the global economy.(3) It is commonly agreed that corruption and nepotism is rife within the court system.(4) That speculation, which is rife in the tea-rooms of the House of Commons, is - in truth - way off the mark.(5) The social and economic cancer of corruption is rife throughout the continent.(6) There is no substance in the allegation that unlawful access of phone lines is rife or commonplace.(7) Street lights fail to work, litter is strewn everywhere, vandalism is rife , and adolescents roam the streets aimlessly.(8) Health standards declined, malnutrition spread, scabies was rife , and that summer there was a typhoid epidemic.(9) Speculation has run rife on all sorts of mad theories about who will get up in each state.(10) He points to the UK where, despite a generally prudish approach, underage pregnancies are rife .(11) Speculation is rife about whom John Kerry will choose as his running mate.(12) Speculation is already rife in the Scottish arts world about the kind of impact Boyle may have.(13) However, speculation remains rife that the money generated will be used to fund redundancies this summer.(14) Disease is rife and diet related illnesses such as scurvy are evident everywhere.(15) Cultural backwardness is rife in America, but nowhere so pervasively as in small cities and towns.(16) Rumours have been rife about the emotional health of the sensitive actress, who started in films at 14.