As Per the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook
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. It is not necessary
that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which
could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully
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, etc.
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting
purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony;
breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all
attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor
vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even
though the vehicles are later abandoned-including joy riding).
Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human
being by another.
Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
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, violence, and/or causing the victim fear.
Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses,
regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying
deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens
possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession,
sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances
include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana;
synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates,
Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale,
transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places;
bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle
for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to
commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not
included in this definition.)