Robbery vs. Burglary

Robbery vs. Burglary — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Robbery and Burglary

Robberynoun

The act or an instance of unlawfully taking the property of another by the use of violence or intimidation.

Burglarynoun

The act of entering another's premises without authorization in order to commit a crime, such as theft.

Robberynoun

The act or practice of robbing.

Burglarynoun

An instance of this

There were 10 burglaries in the area last month.

Robberynoun

(legal) The offense of taking or attempting to take the property of another by force or threat of force.

Burglarynoun

The crime of unlawfully breaking into a vehicle, house, store, or other enclosure with the intent to steal.

Robberynoun

larceny by threat of violence

Burglarynoun

(law) Under the common law, breaking and entering of the dwelling of another at night with the intent to commit a felony.

Robberynoun

plundering during riots or in wartime

Burglarynoun

Under the Model Penal Code, entering a building or occupied structure with purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Model Penal Code § 221.1.

Burglarynoun

entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property