Definition - What does Larceny mean?

Larceny refers to the criminal offense of taking another person's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner of it. Larceny also generally refers to a theft that is nonviolent. Larceny is one of the oldest known documented forms of theft.

Justipedia explains Larceny

Larceny was first created under the common law of England. However, many years ago the crime of larceny was abolished in England in order to break up the very generalized crime. The United States still has the crime of larceny. About 25% of larceny charges are made in relation to car theft.

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