Compound Larceny Law and Legal Definition

A compound larceny is the offense of larceny that is accompanied by aggravation or violence to the person, or a larceny that involves a taking from a house. It is also termed as mixed larceny or complicated larceny.

The following is an example of a case law referring to compound larceny:

Robbery is usually regarded as an aggravated form of larceny. Indeed, robbery has been defined as a compound larceny, composed of the crime of larceny from the person with the aggravation of force, actual or constructive, used in the taking. Accordingly, in most jurisdictions, larceny is an included offense, and a conviction for larceny may be had under a charge of robbery. [Ramsey v. State, 441 So. 2d 1065, 1067 (Ala. Crim. App. 1983)].