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Offense Category

Criminal Damage and Trespass to Property

What is it?

Damaging or entering the property of another person without permission.

What does our data show?

Trespassing is a misdemeanor in most cases, except those involving nuclear facilities or sports, theater or entertainment venues. Misdemeanor criminal trespass cases have dropped by 70% since 2005, but the small number of felony cases has remained steady. Trespassing differs from burglary in that it does not involve theft or another felony.


Detailed charts are unavailable for charges with fewer than 750 cases.

  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor

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