What is Theft?

Wealth can be accumulated, property sold and information used to engage in fraud or other types of crime.

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Theft is the dishonest appropriation of property, with the intention of depriving the other of it. This describes taking (appropriation) something belonging to someone else without their permission with no intention of returning it.

The crime of theft can take many different forms, or form a part of other types of crime.

We take all allegations of theft very seriously and understand the impact that this type of crime has on its victims.

We encourage people who feel they have been the victim of this type of crime to contact us by using the Report a Crime button below or by dialling 101. If the theft is in progress or there is a threat to the safety of anyone then always dial 999.

Learning how to secure your assets and protect them from theft is important. By denying criminals access to your money, property and information you can prevent becoming a victim.

Knowing what to do if you are a victim of theft can help us bring the offender to justice and secure a successful prosecution through the courts. 

Related Links

Please click on the links below to learn more about some different types of theft and how you can take steps to prevent it happening to you.