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Grand larceny punishment worse then burglary?


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September 13, 2011 3:23AM

Both are distinctly different and separate crimes. Both are covered under different statutes. All states have different wording, classifications, and penalties. Larceny is a theft of property of value (without violence). Burglary is the unlawful entering (with or without force) AND theft of property of value. Depending upon the state's laws the penalty may differ if the entered property was occupied or unoccupied, AND whether the entry took place during daylight or nighttime.