Crimes Against Property: Definition, Cases & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of burglary?

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1. Why are Neighborhood Watch programs beneficial?

2. Which of the following is an example of theft?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Crimes against property include several different offenses, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of what each offense involves, as well as related vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of the following terms, as well as related concepts:

  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Arson
  • Neighborhood Watch programs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to work on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on crimes against property
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of property crimes to understand what offenses do and do not constitute property crimes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as arson and shoplifting
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as burglary and theft

Additional Learning

To learn more about the specific crimes against property, review the corresponding lesson called Crimes Against Property: Definitions, Cases & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what a property crime is
  • Define and explore examples of burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, shoplifting, arson and vandalism
  • Know what a Neighborhood Watch is and how effective it is