This list includes crime definitions which are required by the Clery Act to be reported.
- 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.
- Criminal Homicide-Manslaughter by Negligence
- The killing of another person through gross negligence.
- Criminal Homicide-Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter
- The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Sex Offenses-Forcible
- Any 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 (i.e., due to the victim's age, mental capacity, or state of intoxication). Includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling (penetration need not occur).
- Sex Offenses-Nonforcible
- Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse. Includes incest and statutory rape (sexual acts between a person who is 17 years of age or older and a child under the age of 13).
- 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.
- 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 that could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
- The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with attempt to commit a larceny or 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.
- Weapon Law Violation
- 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 Law Violation
- 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, crack); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, benzedrine).
- Liquor Law Violation
- The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transportation, furnishing, or possession of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a 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. (Driving under the influence is not included in this definition).
- Hate Crimes
- Committing any of the above crimes or crimes resulting in bodily injury that are committed because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim's actual or perceived race, gender, religion, ethnicity/national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Bias, prejudice, or hatred must be the motivation for committing the crime as evidenced by such things as racial or other slurs, comments, actions (i.e., burning a cross), or graffiti. Racial or other slurs alone, however, do not constitute hate crimes.
Those crimes which are requested to be reported by the university
- Domestic Violence
- Physical or psychological abuse, threats, intimidation, or harassment inflicted by a family member, significant other in a dating relationship, household member (i.e., roommates, floor mates, etc.), or caretaker relationship. Again, persons need not be married or living together and the perpetrator can be of the same sex/gender as the victim.
- Being followed or under surveillance on at least two occasions and receiving some type of threat or having a reasonable fear of immediate or future harm directed at the victim or victim's family. Harm is defined as bodily harm, sexual assault, confinement or restraint.
- Harassment through the use of electronic communication in place of following on two occasions combined with some type of threat or reasonable fear of immediate or future harm against the victim of victim's family. Harm is defined as bodily harm, sexual assault, confinement or restraint.
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