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Burglary | Housebreaking
Burglary, sometimes referred to as ‘breaking and entering’ or housebreaking, is the act of entering a building or other areas without permission, with the intention of committing a criminal offence. Usually that offence is theft, robbery or murder, but most jurisdictions include others within the ambit of burglary.
Burglary is prosecuted as a felony or misdemeanor and involves trespassing, entering a building or automobile, or loitering unlawfully with intent to commit any crime, but usually some type of theft.
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