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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_crime_in_the_United_States

In the United States, a federal crime or federal offense is an act that is made illegal by U.S. ... Other federal crimes include mail fraud, aircraft hijacking, carjacking, kidnapping, bank robbery, child pornography, credit card fraud, identity theft, ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/mail-theft.html

Mail theft is a federal crime, a felony that could result in prison time, the loss of the right to vote or ... Mail theft includes any stealing or taking of any posted item.

blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2015/12/criminal-consequences-of-stealing-christmas-packages.html

Dec 15, 2015 ... It is a federal criminal offense to tamper with the mail. So no matter how delightful and intriguing the neighbor's deliveries seem, avoid the ...

www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1708

Whoever steals, takes, or abstracts, or by fraud or deception obtains, or attempts so to obtain, from or out of any mail, post office, or station thereof, letter box, mail  ...

www.quora.com/What-is-the-penalty-for-stealing-mail-from-a-mailbox

It is a federal crime to open (tamper with) a mailbox that is not yours. Taking the mail is also a federal crime. The penalty will likely vary based on how many prior  ...

postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/tipvandl.htm

Mailboxes are considered federal property, and federal law (Title 18, United States ... makes it a crime to vandalize them (or to injure, deface or destroy any mail ...

postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/pubs/ar01_01.pdf

crafted to meet the federal standards set by the U.S. ... criminals always try to steal it. Mail thieves employ an endless number of ..... used for mail-related crime.

definitions.uslegal.com/m/mail-theft

Mail theft occurs when thieves steal mail that is not their own from postal ... Mail and identity theft has been reported by postal inspectors to be the #1 white-collar crime in the U.S today. ... The following is a federal statute governing mail theft:.

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=653719

My question is even though I had to purchase and install the new mailbox myself is it a Federal offense to steal it? After all it is used by the ...