Definitions for terms used in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting System are listed below.
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle, aircraft, or personal property of another, etc.
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Attempted forcible entry is included.
of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and /or use of certain
controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their
preparation and/or use. This includes arrests and person referred for
campus disciplinary actions.
The willful killing of one human being by another.
The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another (except embezzlement, fraud, forgery, and worthless checks). Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force or violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included.
of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase,
transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages. This includes
arrests and persons referred for campus disciplinary actions.
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
The carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and against their will, who is incapable to give consent due to mental disorder, developmental or physical disability, intoxication, or unconsciousness, or if the act is committed by trickery. Assaults or attempts to commit rape by threat of force are included.
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force of threat or violence and/or putting the victim in fear.
Any sexual offense other than rape that include physical contact: i.e. child molestation that did not include rape, sexual battery, statutory rape, etc.
Any sexual offense other than rape that did not involve physical contact: i.e. indecent exposure, solicitation of lewd or dissolute conduct, loitering for the purposes of engaging in lewd conduct, etc.
Assaults and attempted assaults where no weapon was used and which did not result in a serious or aggravated injury to the victim.
Willful or malicious destruction, injury, or disfigurement of any public or private property, real or personal, without consent of owner or persons having custody or control.
Violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other weapons. This includes arrests and persons referred for campus disciplinary actions.
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