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Crime Definitions In Accordance With The Federal Bureau Of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program

The following definitions are to be used for reporting the crimes listed in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program. The definitions for murder, robbery. aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, weapon law violations, drug abuse violations, and liquor law violations are excerpted from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook. The definitions of forcible and non-forcible sex offenses are excerpted from the National Incident-based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook.

Table of Contents:

Murder

Robbery

Aggravated Assault

Burglary

Motor Vehicle Theft

Weapon Law Violations

Drug Abuse Violations

Liquor Law Violations

Sexual Offences - Forcible

Forcible Rape

Forcible Sodomy

Sexual Assault With An Object

Forcible Fondling

Sex Offences - Non-Forcible

Incenst

Statutory Rape

Murder

The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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Weapon Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

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Drug Abuse Violations

Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine).

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Liquor Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate persons; using a vheicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition).

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Sex Offenses - Forcible Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

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A. Forcible Rape
The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).

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B. Forcible Sodomy
Oral or anal sexual intercouse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly 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 or physical incapacity.

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C. Sexual Assault with an Object The use of an object or instument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person forcibly and/or against that 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 or physical incapacity.

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D. 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 bacause of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

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Sex Offenses - Non-forcible
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.

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A. Incest Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

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B. Statutory Rape Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

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