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Uniform Crime Reporting Definitions

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another where in 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 laceration, or loss of consciousness.

Arson: To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.

Burglary: The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.

Forcible Entry: A forced entry is where force of any degree, or a mechanical contrivance of any kind (e.g. a passkey or skeleton key) is used to unlawfully enter a building or other structure.

Unlawful Entry (No force): An unforced entry is one where the unlawful entry is achieved without force through an unlocked door or window.

Attempted Forcible Entry: The attempt to commit a forcible entry, without succeeding.

Criminal Homicide: The killing of one human being by another.

Murder/Non negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through negligence.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft of a motor vehicle.

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.

Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession, or constructive possession, of another person.

Hate Crime: Crime of aggravated assault, arson, burglary, criminal homicide, motor vehicle theft, robbery, sex offenses, and/or crime involving bodily injury in which the victim was intentionally selected because of the victims' actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.

Vandalism: (Ohio Revised Code) The Uniform Crime Report definition for vandalism is: “Vandalism consists of the willful or malicious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement of any public or private property, real or personal, without consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law. This offense covers a wide range of malicious behavior directed at property, such as: cutting auto tires, drawing obscene pictures on public restroom walls, smashing windows, destroying school records, tipping over gravestones, defacing library books, etc. Count all arrests for the above, including attempts.”


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