[LMB] OT: breaking rules

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Sep 20 20:50:35 BST 2015


On Sun, 20 Sep 2015 15:18:10 -0400, Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net>
wrote:

>At 12:46 PM 9/20/2015, fishman at panix.com wrote:
>>I am annoyed by the expansion of the meaning of burgle. I believe 
>>that the proper definition is to break and enter. Many people extend 
>>that to include theft, which is properly a separate crime.
>
>I suppose that each state defines burglary differently.  I remember 
>that in NC, first degree burglary (which required an occupied 
>building and nighttime hours) was a capital crime, a lot of years ago 
>when I lived there.

In the UK, it's called "Aggravated burglary" if the premises are
occupied.

Contrary to popular belief, most burglaries are committed in broad
daylight.


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