The FBI identifies four main types of property crime: burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The first category refers to acts characterized by breaking into or attempting to break into a structure to commit a theft or other crime. It is important to note that the structure refers not only to residential buildings but also to offices, train cars, and even ships. Larceny theft refers to the attempt to misappropriate someone else’s property through theft that does not involve the use of violence.
Examples of such crimes include the theft of bicycles and car parts and shoplifting. The name “motor vehicle theft” itself gives a clear idea of the essence of the crime being committed. However, according to the FBI, this term includes only those vehicles that can independently move on land. Finally, arson includes crimes that include any intentional arson of someone else’s property: a house, a car, or a public building. The intentional factor is essential in this context because without establishing the cause, the actions taken will not be considered arson.