Theft means taking property unlawfully and with the intent to keep it permanently without consent — and without violence, force, threat, coercion, or deception. Includes for instance car theft, bicycle theft, animal theft, shoplifting, pickpocketing.
Not included: Possession, receiving, handling, disposing, selling or trafficking stolen goods or money; using stolen parts for producing other goods; concealment of stolen goods; fraud, robbery, burglary, damage; intellectual property crimes, identity misuse.
- EU guidelines for the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes
- Crime and criminal justice metadata file