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Difference between Burglary, Robbery and Theft

Burglary means breaking into a building to steal something.

  • Burglaries plagued the new development.

Robbery is the taking of one’s property by threat or force.

  • London’s Great Train Robbery of 1963 involved 20 people.

Theft is the taking of one’s property without threat or force.

  • Identity theft is a fast growing crime in America.

(Note: Larceny is the legal term for theft or stealing.)