Burglary is defined as the unlawful entry with the intent to commit a further offence, such as stealing or causing property damage. Entry may be forced or unforced. “Break and enter” offences are considered burglary whether or not theft or property damage occurs.
Where offences cannot be disaggregated into burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a non-residential building, offences should be coded as 0691 Other aggravated burglary or 0692 Other non-aggravated burglary. Where disaggregation by either location or aggravating factors is not possible, offences should be coded to 0690 Burglary not further defined.