11 Facts About Theft


Theft is the act of taking another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.

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Theft is the name of a statutory offence in California, Canada, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the Australian states of South Australia and Victoria.

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Section 2 of the Theft Ordinance provides the general definition of theft in Hong Kong:.

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Theft is a crime with related articles in the Wetboek van Strafrecht.

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Theft is a statutory offence, created by section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2001.

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Marginal note to section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 describes it as a "basic definition" of theft.

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Sections 2 to 6 of the Theft Act 1968 have effect as regards the interpretation and operation of section 1 of that Act.

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Theft is an offence against property for the purposes of section 3 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952.

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Theft Act of 1927 consolidated a variety of common law crimes into theft.

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Theft is a felony if the value of the property exceeds $300 or the property is stolen from the person of another.

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Theft of goods valued above $5000, of a search-and-rescue dog on duty, of public records from a public office or official, of metal wire from a utility, or of an access device, is a Class B felony, as is theft ofa motor vehicle or a firearm.

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