As nouns the difference between looting and extortion
is that looting
is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while extortion
is the practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.
As a verb looting
The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
- During the looting , the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.
- While looting the stores the looters took the opportunity for revenge by destroying what they didn't steal.