Definitions of Crime and Arrest Categories
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides,
and accidental deaths are excluded.
Forcible Sex Offenses - Any sexual
act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that
persons will; or not forcibly or against the persons will
where the victim is incapable of giving consent (i.e., forcible rape,
forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, or forcible fondling).
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse (i.e., incest or statutory
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.
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. Simple assaults are excluded.
Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Attempted
forcible entry is included.
Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or
attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is self-propelled
and runs on the surface and not on rails. Motorboats, construction
equipment, airplanes, and farming equipment are specifically excluded
from this category.
Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent
to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft,
personal property of another, etc.
Negligent Manslaughter The
killing of another person through gross negligence. Traffic fatalities
are excluded. While manslaughter by negligence is a Part I crime,
it is not included in the Crime Index.
Liquor Law Violations - State and/or
local liquor law violations except drunkenness and driving under the
influence. Federal violations are excluded.
Drug Law Violations - State and/or
local offenses relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing,
and manufacturing of narcotic drugs. The following drug categories
are specified: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin,
codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics - manufactured narcotics
that can cause true addiction (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous
non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Weapons Violations - All violations
of regulations or statutes controlling the carrying, using, possessing,
furnishing, and manufacturing of deadly weapons or silencers. Attempts