Clery Crimes Defined

  • Criminal Homicide:
    Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter
    — The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
  • Criminal Homicide:
    Negligent Manslaughter
    — The killing of another person through gross negligence.
  • Sexual Assault:
    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 (forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, forcible fondling).
  • Sexual Assault
    Sex Offenses — Non-Forcible
    — Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse (incest or statutory rape)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Burglary
    — The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. (Each bedroom in a student housing facility suite is considered a separate dwelling.)
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    — The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle (even if the vehicle is later abandoned).
  • 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, or personal property of another.
  • Larceny-Theft
    — The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
  • Simple Assault
    — An 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.
  • Intimidation
    — To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear or bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property
    — To 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.
  • Weapons Violations
    — The 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.
  • Drug Abuse Violations
    — The 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, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.
  • Liquor Law Violations
    — The 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.
  • Hate Crime
    — A criminal offense committed against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias. Bias is a performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin.
  • Dating Violence
    — Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
  • Domestic Violence
    — Felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by: a current or former spouse of the victim, a person whom the victim shares a child in common, a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, or someone similarly situated to a spouse.
  • Stalking
    — Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a responsible person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others OR suffer substantial emotional distress.

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Phone: 765-494-5830
Fax: 765-494-1295

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