Incident Based Reports

Crimes Against Persons
Crimes Against Property
Crimes Against Society
Contributing Agencies
Domestic Violence Report
Officer Assaults Report
Incident Based Reports

National Incident Based Reporting (NIBRS)

NIBRS is an incident based reporting system in which data is reported on each single crime occurrence. NIBRS was designed to be a by-product of local, state and federal automated records systems. The NIBRS program collects crime data on each single incident and arrest within 22 primary offense categories, referred to as Group A Offenses, and arrest data on 11 additional offenses which are referred to as Group B Offenses. For each offense known to police within the Group A category, incident, victim, property, offender, and arrestee information is gathered.

The collection of the expanded crime data in NIBRS allows law enforcement, legislators, planners and administrators and the general public to better assess the nature and extent of crime. Full participation in the NIBRS program allows law enforcement agencies to have a common denominator in linking with other law enforcement agencies, providing extensive, specific crime information concerning similar jurisdictions, which can further assist in the identification of common crime problems or trends. NIBRS data has the capability of furnishing information on a multitude of offenses including weapon violations, drug/narcotic offenses, hate crimes, domestic violence, and alcohol or drug related crimes.

Participation in incident based reporting requires that certain facts be reported on each criminal incident coming to law enforcement attention. Data is captured, in most cases, through an incident report form, generally completed when a crime is first reported to the law enforcement agency. Subsequent investigation may add pertinent information to law enforcement records, may alter the classification of the offense, or may determine that no crime occurred.

Incident based reporting Group A offenses are divided into three categories: Crimes Against Persons, Crimes Against Property, and Crimes Against Society. Crimes Against Persons are those where the victim is always an individual. The object of the Crimes Against Property offenses is to obtain money, property, or some other benefit by depriving the victim of the property and/or benefit. Crimes Against Society represent society's prohibition against engaging in certain types of activity.

In 1994, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) adopted the National Incident Based Reporting Standards. In 2005, One Hundred Fifty-Three or 72% of the Colorado Law Enforcement agencies reporting Uniform Crime Data, reported incident based data to the CBI. The Incident Based Reports provided in the 2005 Crime In Colorado publication, are a result of the incident based data reported by these Colorado law enforcement agencies. A complete list of contributing agencies can be found under the "Contributing Agency" link.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is grateful to the many Colorado sheriffs and chiefs who have devoted considerable resources to Incident Based Uniform Crime Reporting.

Crimes Against Persons

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Forcible Sex Offenses: 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. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Kidnapping: The unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will, or of a minor without the consent of his/her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Crimes Against Property
Arson: To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Bribery: The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of anything of value to sway the judgment or action of a person in a position of trust or influence. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Counterfeiting/Forgery: The altering, copying, or imitation of something, without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or the selling buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Burglary: The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Damage Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Embezzlement: The unlawful misappropriation by an offender to his/her own use or purpose of money, property, or some other thing of value entrusted to his/her care, custody, or control. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Extortion/Blackmail: To unlawfully obtain money, property, or any other thing of value, either tangible or intangible, through the use or threat of force, misuse of authority, threat of criminal prosecution, threat of destruction of reputation or social standing, or through other coercive means. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Fraud: The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity in reliance upon it to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Larceny: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession, or constructive possession of another person. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft of a motor vehicle. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Robbery: 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. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Stolen Property: Receiving, buying, selling, possessing, concealing, or transporting any property with the knowledge that it has been unlawfully taken as by burglary, embezzlement, fraud, larceny, robbery, etc. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Crimes Against Society

Drug Violations: The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Drug Equipment Violations: The unlawful manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transportation of equipment or devices utilized in preparing and/or using drugs or narcotics. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Gambling: To unlawfully bet or wager money or something else of value; assist, promote, or operate a game of chance for money or some other stake; possess or transmit wagering information; manufacture, sell purchase, possess, or transport gambling equipment, devices, or goods; or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event or contest to gain a gambling advantage. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Pornography: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, publishing, sale, purchase, or possession of sexually explicit material. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Prostitution: To unlawfully engage in or promote sexual activities for profit. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)

Weapon Violations: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. (FBI Uniform Crime Definition)
Domestic Violence Report

This report contains information on the number of domestic violence incidents and victims.

Domestic Violence - Means an act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence also includes any other crime against a person or any municipal ordinance violation against a person when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. (CRS 12-36-135(a)).

Officer's Assaulted Report

This report contains additional victim information on officers assaulted and/or killed in the line of duty.

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