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Definition of Part I Crimes*
Uniform crime reporting is a collective effort on the part of city, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies to present a nationwide view of crime. Agencies throughout the country participating in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program provide summarized reports on eight Part I offenses known to law enforcement and reports on persons arrested. The FBI compiles, publishes, and distributes the data to participating agencies, state UCR Programs, and others interested in the Nation's crime data.
*(From the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook)
- Murder: The willful (non negligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Assaults or attempts to commit rape by force or threat of force are included.
- 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: The unlawful attack or attempted attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
- Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. Attempted burglary is included.
- Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession on constructive possession of another.
- Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
- Arson: The 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.