What does B&E stand for?

Breaking and entering

Those discussing crimes use B&E as shorthand for "breaking and entering." B&E is the act of using force to enter a building without the owner's consent. Usually, those performing a B&E are in the process of committing another crime, such as a theft or assault.

You're most likely to encounter B&E while reading or discussing the news online. For example, forum posters often use this abbreviation while discussing local news stories about B&Es. You may also encounter B&E while chatting with a cop, criminal, lawyer, or another frequent participant in the criminal justice system.


You hear that Joe got 6 months for doing a B&E?
Not surprised one bit
A use of B&E on Reddit
A use of B&E on Reddit

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Updated September 8, 2022

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