As nouns the difference between looting and theft
is that looting
is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while theft
is the act of stealing property.
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.
The act of stealing property.
* petty theft