Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook Definitions
Criminal Homicide

The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Forcible Rape

The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.

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.

Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another.

Burglary

The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Larceny

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

Motor Vehicle Theft

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

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.


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