Difference Between Robbery,  Theft, Extortion, And Dacoity



Property is taken  without the owner's knowledge or consent.

Either there is no consent or consent is obtain unlawfully.

property is taken away by obtaining wrongful consent .

Theft :


robbery & dacoity     :


Theft :

Extortion, robbery, and dacoity can be committed against both movable and immovable property, whereas theft can only be committed against moveable property.

Use of force

Theft :

Theft does not involve any kind of coercion or use of force, however force may be used in robbery or dacoity in the form of extortion or theft.

NO. of persons involved

Theft :

One person can commit theft, robbery, or extortion, but at least five persons must be involved in dacoity.