Definitions of reportable UCR Part I Crimes
Criminal Homicide: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, and negligent manslaughter (including vehicular manslaughter)
Aggravated Assault: unlawful attack upon another with intent to inflict severe injury, using weapon or means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Robbery: taking/attempting to take something by force, violence, threat, or by putting victim in fear
- Questions concerning robbery:
- Was force or a weapon used or threatened?
- Was the victim injured?
- Did the victim feel fearful, threatened or endangered?
Burglary: unlawful entry into a structure to commit a theft or other crime.
- Questions concerning Burglary:
- Was item taken from inside dorm room, office, store, lab, or other structure?
- Was structure, room, store, or office open, closed, or locked?
- Did the thief have permission or a legal right to be in the room, store or office? If the suspect is unidentified the crime gets classified as a burglary.
Motor Vehicle Theft: theft of automobiles, trucks, etc., including “joyriding” (taken by person without lawful access)
Arson: a willful or malicious burning/attempt to burn structure, vehicle, or personal property of another
Sexual Assault: knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion/penetration
Defining Hate Crimes
Against a Person: Any UCR Part I crime, or any other crime causing bodily injury or intimidation where there is evidence of bias or hate motivation and that the victim was selected because of an actual or perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
Against Property: vandalism or theft of personal property, victimizing a house of worship, or an ethnic organization. The incident may involve any expression of bias or hatred (e.g. graffiti, symbols, comments) referencing a race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.