Property crimes are crimes commited while either illegally entering property which does not belong to you or destroying or defacing property which belongs to another person or entitiy such as a corporation or government.
This page lists various property crimes so that you may understand the elements, legal defenses and penalties of these crimes in more detail.
Illegal Property Entry
Crimes associated with entering a property illegally
- Burglary – Penal Code 459 PC: This is the crime of illegally entering a home/office or commercial structure for the puspose of comitting a crime therein.
- Possession of Burglary Tools – Penal Code 466 PC: This is the crime of owning or possessing tools which may be used to commit a burglary.
- Trespassing – Penal Code 602 PC : This is the crime of illegally entering onto property which is not owned by you.
- Peeking While Loitering – Penal Code 647(i) PC : This is often called the peeping tom law were someone illegally peeks into an inhabited building or structure.
- Arson – Penal Code 451 PC: This is the crime of illegally setting a fire in order to burn down a structure.
- Reckless Burning – Penal Code 452 PC: This typically happens on campsites or similiar places were the burning of something is done in a reckless manner.
- Vandalism – Penal Code 594 PC: This crime is the destruction or defacement of someone else’s property.
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