What is the difference between robbery and theft?

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What is the difference between robbery and theft?

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answered Apr 7 by wilsinshelled (3,800 points)
The difference between robbery and theft is robbery is the using of force or fear to take something from a person's immediate possession and theft is simply stealing someone's property without the use of force or fear to take it.

Robbery is a more serious violent crime and theft is a less serious property crime.

Theft can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value stolen.

Robbery is almost always a felony in the US as it's a violent person offense.

Robbery involves the taking or stealing of something from another person by using force, violence or threatening force.

Robbery can be a first degree felony or second degree felony depending on the type of robbery committed.

A robbery that is considered a simple robbery is a robbery that involves the use of force during a theft or the commission of a felony or the use of force while also resisting arrest for such a crime.

The three types of robbery are Aggravated Robbery, Commercial Robberies and Normal Robbery.

Other types of robberies include armed robbery, bank robbery, burglary, carjacking, theft, Fraud, Extortion, home invasion, larceny, mugging, street robbery, blitz robbery, and even shoplifting.

The type of robbery that is the most common is street robbery which is committed on public streets and in alleys.

Street robberies are robberies that usually involve the robber using a weapon that is most often a male in his teens although the robber can be of any age.

The length of time you can go to jail or prison for robbery in the USA ranges from 5 years to 20 years depending on the type or robbery.

The three elements of robbery are threat, intimidation and violence.

The state that is famous for robbery is Texas which as the most reported robberies and in 2021 had a reported 22,208 reported cases of robbery.

The punishment for robbery ranges from 5 to 9 years in state prison or even as high as 15 to 20 years or more depending on what type of robbery occurred.

If the robbery was bank robbery then it's a federal offense and can get you 20 years or more in prison and even Federal prison.

A simple robbery is a robbery that involves taking of anything of value from a person by use of intimidation or force but without a dangerous weapon.

The highest sentence for armed robbery is 30 years to life in prison.

Robbery is a felony and can get the robber sentenced to 9 years to 20 years or even more in state prison.

Pen robbery is considered worse than armed robbery as it most often involves multiple victims.

Pen robbery can have a more widespread impact so it's usually worse than armed robbery.

Armed robbery typically involves a single victim, while pen robbery can involve multiple victims, as the stolen money or assets can be used to harm others and fund terrorism.

The most feared type of robbery is armed robbery that is committed with the use of a deadly weapon, like with a knife, gun or other object that causes harm which can also be a golf club, baseball bat or brick etc.

The most common type of robbery is Larceny-theft.

Larceny theft is a Class A misdemeanor to a class B felony depending on the state.

A blitz robbery is a robbery in which the robber uses immediate violence to gain control during the robbery.

The most feared robbery is armed robbery which is a very serious crime and can permanently traumatize its victims, both physically and psychologically.

Armed robbery tends to receive considerable media attention when it occurs, and it carries longer prison terms than other forms of robbery such as simple robbery (i.e., theft without a dangerous weapon).

Aggravated robbery is a robbery that occurs under the most serious of circumstances and usually requires either that a deadly weapon was used during the robbery or that the perpetrator inflicted serious bodily harm on the victim.

Approximately six out of ten robberies are by armed suspects.

Ambush, selective raid, and planned operation.

Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by use of fear.

Robbery is the crime of stealing money or property from a bank, shop, or vehicle, often by using force or threats.

The gang members committed dozens of armed robberies.

The man was serving a sentence for robbery with violence.

Both theft and robbery involve taking or attempting to take money or property without permission.

But theft doesn't involve violence, whereas the crime of robbery requires force or the threat of force.

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines robbery as the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Robbing a bank is even more serious and is a Federal Offense.

Under federal law, bank robbery is a serious offense and you could be sentenced for up to 20 years in a federal prison, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

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