Since California Penal Code may differ slightly in definition to those of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, the Beaumont Police Department uses UCR definitions for public reporting. The below are standard UCR definitions:
- 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.
- 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. Burglary – The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
- Criminal Homicide – The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Forcible Rape – Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
- Beginning in January 1, 2013, the FBI implemented an important change in the definition of rape that is used in the collection of national crime statistics. The new definition differs from the old one by the following;The old definition was “The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” Many agencies interpreted this definition as excluding a long list of sex offenses that are criminal in most jurisdictions, such as offenses involving oral or anal penetration, penetration with objects, and rapes of males.The new Summary definition of Rape is: “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”
- Larceny-Theft (Except Motor Vehicles) – 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.
- Part 1 Crime – lso referred to as “The Crime Index,” composed of selected offenses used to gauge fluctuations in the overall volume and rate of crime reported to law enforcement. The offenses included are the violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and the property crimes of burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, and arson.
- 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.
- UCR – Is the Uniform Crime Report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is a city, county, and state law enforcement program which provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
For more information on the Uniform Crime Reporting Program visit the FBI Website.