Uniform Crime Definitions
Arson - To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device
Burglary - Burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.
Rape - Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without consent of the victim
Homicide - Murder and non-negligent manslaughter are defined as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. Not included in this definition are deaths caused by negligence, suicides, or accidental deaths. Attempts to commit murder are classified as aggravated assaults.
Larceny - The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another
Motor Vehicle Theft - Motor vehicle theft is defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, including joy- riding.
Motor Vehicle - 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, golf carts, etc. Theft of farm equipment, bulldozers, airplanes, boats, and construction equipment is not included.
Robbery - Robbery 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 fear of immediate harm.
Hate Crime - A criminal offense committed against a person
or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's
bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnicity/national origin,
or sexual orientation
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