and non-negligent manslaughter are defined as the willful (non-negligent)
killing of one human being by another.(FBI Uniform Crime Reporting
Definition). Not included in this definition are deaths caused by
negligence, suicides, or accidental deaths. Attempts to commit murder
are classified as aggravated assaults.
For more detailed information on the homicides reported in 2000
see the Supplemental
is defined as any sexual penetration directed against another person
(including oral, anal or by use of an object) against that person's
will, regardless of the victim's age. (Colorado Uniform Crime Reporting
Beginning in 1996, the definition of rape used by Colorado law enforcement
agencies was changed to more closely match the Colorado Revised
Statutes. As a result, the new definition is broader than the definition
used by the FBI. Therefore, the total number of rape offenses may
appear larger than the national average and the total number of
Colorado statewide offenses reported in prior years.
is defined as the taking or attempting to take anything of value
under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody or
care of another person by force or threat of force or violence and/or
by putting the victim in the fear of immediate harm.(FBI Uniform
Crime Reporting Definition).
defined as the unlawful entry into a building or other structure
with the intent to commit a felony or theft. (FBI Uniform Crime
Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor
vehicle, including joy riding. (FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definition).
A motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle that runs
on land and not on rails. Examples of motor vehicles are automobiles,
trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and golf carts. Theft of
farm equipment, bulldozers, airplanes, boats, and construction equipment
are not included.