MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

 

Injuries by Fire to Buildings, and Goods therein

   2   Church or chapel

   3   Dwelling-house, person being therein

   4   House, outhouse, etc

   5   Building belonging to railway, port or harbour

   6   Other buildings of a public character

   7   Thing in or under building

   8   Other buildings than those already mentioned

   9   Attempting to set fire to building

 

Injuries by Explosive Substances to Buildings and Goods therein

   10   Destroying house by explosion of gunpowder, person being, therein

   11   Attempting to destroy building by explosion of gunpowder

 

Injuries to Buildings by Rioters, etc

   12   Demolishing of buildings by rioters

   13   Injury to buildings by rioters

 

Injuries to Buildings by Tenants

   14   Injuries to buildings by tenants

 

Injuries to Manufactures, Machinery, etc

   15   Injuries to manufactures, etc

   16   Injuries to machinery, etc

 

Injuries to Corn, Trees and Vegetable Productions

   17   Setting fire to corn-piece, etc

   18   Setting fire to stack of grain, etc

   19   Attempting to set fire to anything in last two sections

   20   Destroying or damaging trees in garden, etc

   21   [Repealed by Act 13 of 2000 s 3.]

   22   [Repealed by Act 13 of 2000 s 3.]

   23   Destroying or damaging plants in garden, etc

      Second offence

   24   Injury to cultivated roots or plants

      Injuries to Fences, etc

   25   Injuries to fences, walls, etc

      Injuries to Bridges and Viaducts

   26   Injuries to badges, etc

 

Injuries to Railway or Tramway Carriages and Telegraphs

   27   Placing wood on railway to obstruct engine, etc

   28   Obstructing carriage on railway, etc

   29   Destroying electric telegraph, etc

 

Injuries to Cattle and Other Animals

   30   Killing or wounding cattle

   31   Animals other than cattle

 

Drugging of Animals

   32   Penalty on persons administering drugs to animals in certain cases

 

Destruction of or Damage to Ships, etc

   33   Setting fire to ship, etc

   34   Setting fire to ship to prejudice owner or underwriter, etc

   35   Attempting to set fire to ship, etc

   36   Placing gunpowder near ship with intent to damage, etc

   37   Damaging ship otherwise than by fire, etc

   38   Exhibiting false signals

   39   Removing buoys, etc

   40   Destroying wrecks, etc

 

Sending Letters Threatening to Burn or Destroy

   41   Letters threatening to burn or destroy

 

Injuries not before provided for

   42   Injury to property to amount exceeding ten dollars

   43   Injury to property for which no punishment yet provided

   44   Preceding section to extend to trees

 

Other Matters

   45   Principals in second degree and accessories

   46   Apprehension without warrant

   47   Malice against owner

   48   Act to extend to offender in possession of property injured

   49   Intent to injure or defraud, proof of, unnecessary

   50   Offender may be apprehended without warrant

   51   Mode of compelling appearance of parties charged with offences under this Act

   52   Abettors in offences punishable on summary conviction

   53   Application of forfeitures and penalties upon summary conviction

   54   Justices may discharge offender in certain cases

   55   Conviction bar to further proceedings

   56   Appeal

   57   No conviction to be quashed for want of form

   58   Fees, and sureties to keep the peace

   59   Prerogative of mercy

 

THE MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1864]

Cap 234.

Acts
42 of 1969,
17 of 1982,
13 of 2000.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Malicious Injuries to Property Act.

Injuries by Fire to Buildings, and Goods therein

2   Church or chapel

   Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any church, chapel, meeting-house, or other place of divine worship, shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for life with or without hard labour.

[42/1969 3rd Sch.]

3   Dwelling-house, person being therein

   Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any dwelling-house, any person being therein, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for life, with or without hard labour.

[42/1969 3rd Sch.]

4   House, outhouse, etc

   Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office, shop, mill, storehouse, granary, hovel, shed, or fold or to any plantation, pen, or settlement, or to any sugar works, or works on any coffee plantation, or to any building, or to any trash-house on any sugar estate, or to any erection used for the purpose of manufacturing, or preparing, or for preserving when manufactured and prepared, any of the products of such plantation, pen, settlement, or sugar estate or in carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, whether the same shall then be in the possession of the offender, or in the possession of any other person, with intent thereby to injure or defraud any person, shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for life, with or without hard labour.

[42/1969 3rd Sch.]

5   Building belonging to railway, port or harbour

   Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any station, engine-house, warehouse, or other building, or to any bridge belong or appertaining to any railway, tramway, port, or harbour, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable to be imprisoned for life. with or without hard labour.

[42/1969 3rd Sch.]

6   Other buildings of a public character

   Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any building other than such as are in this Act before-mentioned, belonging to the Queen, or to any county, city, parish, or place, or devoted or dedicated to public use or ornament, or erected or maintained by public subscription or contribution, shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for life, with or without hard labour.

[42/1969 3rd Sch.]

7   Thing in or under building

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