Offences Against Property

Offences Against Property

Offences against property and other willful forbidden acts are contained in Part XI of the Criminal Code. This part of the Code contains offences where the primary subject matter of the offence involves property. This includes offences related to arson, breaking and entering offences, theft offences and offences related to animals. Animals including pets are considered personal property under Canadian law, so all offences related to the mistreatment of animals are also contained in this part of the Code. 


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