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Burglary

A burglary is when a person enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser with the intent to commit an offence such as stealing from within the building.

Burglary can be broken down into two different categories which include:

1 Burglary - Residential

A residential burglary would encompass incidences where someone has broken into a building or parts of a building that are within the boundary of, or form part of, a dwelling (a house, flat or place of residence).

An example of a burglary of a residential property would be if someone broke into your garage at your home address.

A burglary of a residential property can be broken into two further categories to include dwelling and non-dwelling. A burglary residential non-dwelling includes break ins to outbuildings such as sheds, detached garages and storage containers where there is no direct access to your property. Whereas a burglary residential dwelling would include someone breaking into your house or your garage whereby access can be directly gained to your house from the garage.

2 Burglary - Business and Community

A burglary of a business and community property would encompass a suspect breaking into a building or parts of a building that are solely and exclusively used for business purposes.

An example of a burglary of a business and community property would be if someone broke into your shop or your community owned allotment.

In this section you will find information on what you should do if you have been a victim of a burglary and how to report it.

I am a victim of burglary