Property crimes vary depending on the allegations. The most basic property crime is Criminal Damage to Property, a Class A misdemeanor. The elements of this crime include the following:
- The defendant caused damage to physical property of another
- The defendant intended to cause such damage
- The defendant did not have the consent of the owner to damage the physical property
- The defendant knew that he or she did not have the consent of the owner to damage the physical property
A more specific example of property crimes is graffiti, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
Another very specific property crime is Arson, a Class C felony.