Group A NIBRS UCR Offenses and Codes

     The three-digit codes shown below are to be used for identifying NIBRS Group A offenses in Group A Incident Reports.  The codes are unique to NIBRS but were derived from the four-digit National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Uniform Offense Classification Codes in order to facilitate interrelating offense data between the NCIC and UCR system.

 The standard NIBRS definitions for Group A NIBRS UCR offenses and codes are:

     1.  Arson  - 200       Crime Against Property                          

     Definition: To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.

     2.  Assault Offenses - 13             Crime Against Person        

     Definition: An unlawful attack by one person upon another.

     A.  Aggravated Assault - 13A     Crime Against Person

     Definition: An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe lacerations, or loss of consciousness.

     B.  Simple Assault - 13B     Crime Against Person

     Definition: 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.

     C.  Intimidation - 13C     Crime Against Person

     Definition: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of 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.

     3.  Bribery - 510     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of anything of value (i.e., a bribe, gratuity, or kickback) to sway the judgment or action of a person in a position of trust or influence.

     4.  Burglary/Breaking and Entering - 220     Crime Against Property

     Definition:- The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. 

     5.  Counterfeiting/Forgery - 250     Crime Against Property  

     Definition: The altering, copying, or imitation of something, without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine; or the selling, buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud. 

     6.  Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property - 290     Crime Against Property

     Definition: 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.

     7.  Drug/Narcotic Offenses - 35     Crime Against Society

     Definition: 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.

     A.  Drug/Narcotic Violations - 35A     Crime Against Society

     Definition:- The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.

     B.  Drug Equipment Violations - 35B     Crime Against Society

     Definition - The unlawful manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transportation of equipment or devices utilized in preparing and/or using drugs or narcotics.

     8.  Embezzlement - 270     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The unlawful misappropriation by an offender to his/her own use or purpose of money, property, or some other thing of value entrusted to his/her care, custody, or control.

     9.  Extortion/Blackmail - 210 Crime Against Property

     Definition: To unlawfully obtain money, property, or any other thing of value, either tangible or intangible, through the use or threat of force, misuse of authority, threat of criminal prosecution, threat of destruction of reputation or social standing, or through other coercive means.

     10.  Fraud Offenses - 26     Crime Against Property

     Definition:  The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity in reliance upon it to part with some thing of value or to surrender a legal right.

     A.  False Pretense/Swindle/Confidence Game - 26A     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The intentional misrepresentation of existing fact or condition, or the use of some other deceptive scheme or device, to obtain money, goods, or other things of value.

     B.  Credit Card/Automatic Teller Machine Fraud - 26B Crime Against Property

     Definition: The unlawful use of a credit card, debit card or automatic teller machine for fraudulent purposes.

     C.  Impersonation - 26C     Crime Against Property

     Definition - Falsely representing one's identity or position, and acting in the character or position thus unlawfully assumed, to deceive others and thereby gain a profit or advantage, enjoy some right or privilege, or subject another person or entity to an expense, charge, or liability which would not have otherwise been incurred.

     D.  Welfare Fraud - 26D     Crime Against Property

     Definition - The use of deceitful statements, practices, or devices to unlawfully obtain welfare benefits.

     E.  Wire Fraud - 26E     Crime Against Property

     Definition - The use of an electric or electronic communications facility to intentionally transmit a false and/or deceptive message in furtherance of a fraudulent activity.

     11.  Gambling Offenses - 39     Crime Against Society

     Definition - To unlawfully bet or wager money or something else of value; assist, promote, or operate a game of chance for money or some other stake; posses or transmit wagering information; manufacture, sell, purchase, possess, or transport gambling equipment, devices, or goods; or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event or contest to gain a gambling advantage.

     A.  Betting/Wagering - 39A     Crime Against Society

     Definition: To unlawfully stake money or something else of value on the happening of an uncertain event or on the ascertainment of a fact in dispute.

     B.  Operating/Promoting/Assisting Gambling - 39B     Crime Against Society

     Definition: To unlawfully operate, promote, or assist in the operation of a game of chance, lottery, or other gambling activity.

     C.  Gambling Equipment Violations - 39C     Crime Against Society

     Definition: To unlawfully manufacture, sell, buy, posses, or transport equipment, devices, and/or goods used for gambling purposes.

     D.  Sports Tampering - 39D     Crime Against Society

     Definition:- To unlawfully alter, meddle in, or otherwise interfere with a sporting contest or event for the purpose of gaining a gambling advantage.

     12.  Homicide Offenses - 09     Crime Against Person

     Definition: The killing of one human being by another.

     A.  Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter - 09A     Crime Against Person

     Definition: The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.

     B.  Negligent Manslaughter - 09B     Crime Against Person

     Definition: The killing of another person through negligence.

     C.  Justifiable Homicide - 09C     Not a Crime

     Definition: The killing of a perpetrator of a serious criminal offense by a peace officer in the line of duty; or the killing, during the commission of a serious criminal offense, of the perpetrator by a private individual.

     13.  Kidnapping/Abduction - 100     Crime Against Person

     Definition: The unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will, and of a minor without the consent of his/her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian.

     14.  Larceny/Theft Offenses - 23     Crime Against Property

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

     A.  Pocket-picking - 23A     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The theft of articles from another person's physical possession by stealth where the victim usually does not become immediately aware of the theft.

     B.  Purse-snatching - 23B     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The grabbing or snatching of a purse, handbag, etc., from the physical possession of another person.

     C.  Shoplifting - 23C     Crime Against Property

     Definition:  The theft by someone, other than an employee of the victim, of goods or merchandise exposed for sale.

     D.  Theft From Building - 23D     Crime Against Property

     Definition: A theft within a building that is either open to the general public or where the offender has legal access.

     E.  Theft From Coin-Operated Machine or Device - 23E  Crime Against Property

     Definition: A theft from a machine or device that is operated or activated by the use of coins.

     F.  Theft From Motor Vehicle -  23F     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The theft of articles from a motor vehicle, whether locked or unlocked.

     G.  Theft From Motor Vehicle Parts/Accessories - 23G Crime Against Property

     Definition:- The theft of any part or accessory affixed to the interior or exterior of a motor vehicle in a manner which would make the item an attachment of the vehicle or necessary for its operation.

     H.  All Other Larceny - 23H     Crime Against Property

     Definition:- All thefts which do not fit any of the definitions of the specific subcategories of Larceny/Theft listed above.

     15.  Motor Vehicle Theft - 240     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The theft of a motor vehicle.

     16.  Pornography/Obscene Material - 370      Crime Against Society

     Definition: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, publishing, sale, purchase, or possession of sexually explicit material, e.g., literature, photographs, etc.

     17. Prostitution Offenses - 40      Crime Against Society

     Definition: To unlawfully engage in or promote sexual activities for profit.

     A.  Prostitution - 40A     Crime Against Society

     Definition:  Unlawfully engaging in sexual relations for profit, by both males and females.

     B.  Assisting or Promoting Prostitution - 40B     Crime Against Society

     Definition:  To solicit customers or transport persons for prostitution purposes; to own, manage, or operate a dwelling or other establishment for the purpose of providing a place where prostitution is performed; or to otherwise assist or promote prostitution.

     18.  Robbery - 120     Crime Against Property

     Definition: The taking, or attempting to take, anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.

     19.  Sex Offenses, Forcible - 11     Crime against Person

     Definition - 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.

     A.  Forcible Rape - 11A     Crime Against Person

     Definition - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).

     B.  Forcible Sodomy - 11B     Crime Against Person  

     Definition - Oral or Anal sexual intercourse with 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 because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

     C.  Sexual Assault with an Object - 11C     Crime Against Person

     Definition - To use an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of 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 because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

     D.  Forcible Fondling - 11D     Crime Against Person

     Definition - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against that person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

     20.  Sex Offenses, Non-forcible - 36     Crime Against Person  

     Definition - Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.    

     A.  Incest - 36A     Crime against Person

     Definition: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

     B.  Statutory Rape - 36B     Crime against Person

     Definition: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

     21.  Stolen Property Offenses - 280     Crime Against Property

     Definition - Receiving, buying, selling, possessing, concealing, or transporting any property with the knowledge that it has been unlawfully taken, as by burglary, embezzlement, fraud, larceny, robbery, etc.

     22.  Weapons Law Violations - 520     Crime Against Society    

     Definition - 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.