(in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime reporting program.)
Murder: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being
Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. ( It is not necessary that injury result from aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used, which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed).
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classified as motor vehicle theft in cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned – including joyriding).
Sex Offenses –Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against that person’s will.
Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly or against the person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable to give consent because of his/her youth or temporary/permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Sexual Assault With an Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent or physical incapacity.
Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another.
Hate Crimes: The commission of any of the aforementioned crimes, plus crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction/damage/vandalism or any other crime involving bodily injury where the perpetrator personally selected the victim because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim’s race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin or disability.
Illegal Weapons Possession: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
Drug Law Violation: The violation 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. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
Liquor Law Violation: The violation of state and local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.