What are property offenses?
Property offenses are those crimes that relate to the lawful and non-consensual infringement on the property rights of another.
The offenses range in severity from minor offenses such as trespass and vandalism to more serious offenses such as burglary.
The law affords certain protections to property owners by affording them with the quiet use and enjoyment of their property and to be free from unwanted visitors or intruders.
The law also protects the right to exclusively use and possess property without interference from others. Property offenses is a broad category of crimes that also involves theft crimes related to property such as stealing, larceny, robbery, embezzlement, and extortion.
However, these offenses are addressed separately as Theft Offenses in this web content.
Learn more about specific property offenses below:
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