Home Resources Crime Definitions (Clery) Crime Definitions (Clery) Crime Definitions: Select a Crime to see definition:Murder/Non-Negligent ManslaughterNegligent ManslaughterSex Offenses - ForcibleSex Offenses - Non-ForcibleRobberyAggravated AssaultBurglaryMotor Vehicle TheftArsonHate CrimesLiquor Law arrestsLiquor Law Violations referred for disciplinary actionDrug Law arrestsDrug Law Violations referred for disciplinary actionIllegal Weapons Possession arrestsIllegal Weapons Possession Violations referred for disciplinary actionMurder and Non-negligent ManslaughterThe willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. Does INCLUDE: Deaths Caused by injuries received in a fight, argument, quarrel or commission of a crime. Does NOT include: Suicides, traffic fatalities, fetal deaths, situational heart attacks, accidental deaths, assaults, attempt to murder and justifiable homicide. Negligent ManslaughterThe killing of another person through gross negligence. Does NOT include: Deaths due to own negligence, accidental deaths not resulting from gross negligence and traffic fatalities.Sex Offenses—ForcibleAny 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.Sex Offenses—Forcible RapeCarnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly or against teh person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth). Sex Offenses—Forcible SodomyOral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, foribly and/or against taht person's will; or not forcibly or against that person's will where teh victim is incapabnle of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or phsyical incapacity.Sex Offenses—Forcible (Sexual Assault with an Object)Use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable or giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or phyiscal incapacity.Sex Offenses—Forcible FondlingTouching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, 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 because of his/her youth or because of his/her mental incapacity.Sex Offenses—Non-ForcibleUnlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible IncestNon-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible Statutory RapeNon-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent. Does NOT count: If force or threats used or victim unable to give consent then count as forcible rape.RobberyTaking 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. NOTE: Robbery is committed in the presence of the victim who is threatened with force or put in fear that force will be used. Robbery involves a theft or larceny but is aggravated by the element of force or threat of force. Robbery with a FirearmUse of any firearm as a weapon or employed as a means of force to threaten the victim or put the victim in fear. Does NOT count: If force or threat of force does not exist, such as pick-pocket or purse snatching OR if injury results in death, count as a homicide.Robbery with a Knife or Cutting InstrumentUse of a knife, broken bottle, razor, ice pick or other cutting or stabbing instrument as weapon or as a means of force to threaten the victim or put the victim in fear. Does NOT count: If force or threat of force does not exist, such as pick-pocket or purse snatching OR if injury results in death, count as a homicide.Robbery with Other Dangerous WeaponUse of a club, acid, explosive, brass knuckles, mace, pepper spray or other dangerous weapon used or use is threatened. Does NOT count: If force or threat of force does not exist, such as pick-pocket or purse snatching OR if injury results in death, count as a homicide.Robbery Strong ArmIncludes muggings and similar offenses where personal weapons such as hands, arms, feet, fists and teeth are used or use is threatened to deprive victim of possessions. Does NOT count: If force or threat of force does not exist, such as pick-pocket or purse snatching OR if injury results in death, count as a homicide.Aggravated AssaultAn unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. Usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. NOTE: Factors to consider - type of weapon used, seriousness of the injury, intent of the assailant to cause injury).Aggravated Assault with a FirearmFirearm of any type is used or is threatened to be used. Includes revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, zip guns, rifles, etc... NOTE: Charge counts even if injury does not result if a weapon is used that could have caused serious personal injury.Aggravated Assault with a Knife or Cutting InstrumentAssaults wherein weapons such as knives, razors, hatchets, axes, cleavers, scissors, glass broken bottles and ice picks are used as cutting or stabbing objects or when threatened to be used. NOTE: Charge counts even if injury does not result if a weapon is used that could have caused serious personal injury.Aggravated Assault with a Knife or Cutting InstrumentUse or threatened use of any object as a weapon in which serious injury does or could result. Weapons include mace, pepper spray, clubs, bricks, jack handles, tire irons, bottles or other blunt objects to club or beat victims. Includes explosives, acid, lye, poisoning, scalding, and burnings. NOTE: Charge counts even if injury does not result if a weapon is used that could have caused serious personal injury.Aggravated Assault with Hands, Fists, Feet and TeethAttacks using personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc...) that result in serious or aggravated injury. NOTE: Charge counts even if injury does not result if a weapon is used that could have caused serious personal injury.BurglaryThe unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. NOTE: Structures includes, but is not limited to, apartments, barns, cabins, churches, condominiums, dwelling houses, factories, garages, house trailers or houseboats (used as permanent dwellings), mills, offices, out buildings, public buildings, railroad cars, rooms, schools, stables, storage facilities, vessels ships, and warehouses. This includes mobile units permanently fixed and used as an office, residence or storehouse.Burglary - Forcible EntryAll offenses where force of any kind is used to unlawfully enter a structure for the purpose of committing a theft or felony. Entry through teh use of tools; breaking or forcing windows, doors, transom or ventilators; cutting screens, walls or roofs; and if known use of master keys, picks unauthorized keys, celluloid, a mechanical contrivance such as a pass or skeleton key or any device that leaves no outward mark but forces a lock. Include concealment inside a building followed by exiting the structure.Burglary - Unlawful Entry (No Force)Entry by use of an unlocked door or window. Include thefts from open garages, open warehouses, open or unlocked dwellings, and open or unlocked common basement areas where entry is someone other than the lawful tennant.Burglary - Attempted Forcible EntryForcible entry is attempted but not completed.Motor Vehicle TheftThe theft or attempted theft OF a motor vehicle. There are three classes of motor vehicles: (1) autos, (2) trucks and buses, (3) and other vehicles. NOTE: Does NOT include, Thefts FROM moto vehicles, embezzlement of vehicles, farm equipment, bulldozers, airplanes, construction equipment or water cradft such as motor boats, sailboats, house boats or jet skis.Motor Vehicle Theft - AutoAutos: Sedans, station wagons, coupes, convertibles, sport utility vehicles, minivans and other similar motor vehicles that serve the primary purpose of transporting people from one place to another. Autos used as taxis and station wagons licensed as truck must be classified as autos.Motor Vehicle Theft - Trucks/BusesTrucks/Buses: Includes the theft of those vehicles specifically designed but not necessarily used) to transport people and cargo.Motor Vehicle Theft - Other VehiclesMotor vehicles that meet the UCR deinition such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters, trail bikes, mopeds, golf carts, all-terrain vehicles and motorized wheelchairs.ArsonAny 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. NOTE: The fire must be more than suspicious or of an unknown origin.Arson - StructuralHouses, townhouse, duplexes, apartments, hotels, inns, dormitories, boarding houses, barns, garages, warehouse stores, restaurants, offices, churches, jails, schools, colleges, hospitals, monuments and buildings under construction.Arson - MobileCars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, trailers, planes, boats.Arson - OtherCrops, timber, fences, signs, merchandise stored outside a structure.Hate CrimesThe Clery Act requires institutions to separately report all Hate Crimes statistics on any of the previously mentioned offenses or any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifest evidence that teh victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias or the perpetrator perceived the person to be in one of the protected group categories: RACE, GENDER, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORITNETAITON, ETHNICITY and DISABTILIY.Hate Crimes - RACENegative attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics such as color of skin, eyes, and/or hair, facial features genetically transmitted which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind.Hate Crimes - GENDERNegative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because those persons are either male or female. (Gender bias is a Clery Act specific term that is not found in the FBI Hate Crime Data Collection Guidlines).Hate Crimes - RELIGIONNegative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because those persons who share teh same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and existence or nonexistence of a supreme being.Hate Crimes - SEXUAL ORIENTATIONNegative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their sexual attraction toward, and responsiveness to, members of their own sex or memebers of the opposite sex.Hate Crimes - ETHNICITY/NATIONAL ORIGINNegative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons of the same race or national origin who share common or similar traits, languages, customs and traditions.Hate Crimes - DISABILITYNegative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairment/challenges whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury advanced age or illness.Hate Crimes - Larceny (Theft)Pocket Picking, Purse Snatching, Shoplifting, Theft from Building, Theft from Coin Operated Machine or Device, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or Accessories, All other Larceny.Hate Crimes - Simple AssaultAn 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.Hate Crimes - IntimidationTo 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 phsyical attack.Hate Crimes - Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of PropertyTo 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. NOT TO INCLUDE ARSON.Drug LawThe violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growin, manufacturin and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics - manufactured narcotics which can cause true addiction (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).Liquor LawThe violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness. Include in this classification: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing, etc. of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; underage possession; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on train or public conveyance; and attempts to commit any of the above.Illegal Weapons Possession LawThe 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. This classification encompasses weapons offenses that are regulatory in nature. Include the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; using, manufacturing, etc.., of silencers; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and attempts to commit anyo of the above.Referred for Campus Disciplinary Action:The referral of any person to any campus official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction. Includes only alleged violations of law, not merely campus policy. Does NOT include, if an individual is BOTH arrested and referred for disciplinary action for an offense, it then counts as an arrest.Arrest:Persons processed by arrest, citation or summons. This INCLUDES: persons arrested and released without a formal charge being placed against them. (An arrest has occurred when a law enforcement officer detains an adult with the intention of seeking charges against the individual for a specific offense(s) and a record is made of the detention.) OR Juveniles taken into custody or arrested but merely warned and released without being charged. Does NOT include: incidentes in which Police contact a juvenile who has committed no offense OR Police take a juvenile into custody for his or her own protection, but no crime was committed.