Enter Victim Data

     Victim data is collected to describe the victims involved in the incident.  A separate set of victim data is to be submitted for each of the (up to 999) victims involved in the incident.  There must be at least one set of victim data for each crime incident. 

Victim Sequence Number

    Each victim in an incident is to be assigned a sequence number from 001 to 999.  A separate set of victim data is to be submitted for each numbered victim.

     The sequence numbers provide uniqueness when there are multiple victims.  For example, if three victims were involved in an incident, one victim would be assigned the number 001, the next victim would be designated 002, and the last victim 003.

     Some assault situations can pose difficulties in distinguishing victims.  If a number of persons are involved in a dispute or disturbance and law enforcement investigations cannot establish the aggressors from the victims, record all persons involved as both victims and offenders.  Similar situations can occur with domestic disputes, etc.

Victim Connected to UCR Offense Code(s)

     For each victim, report the up to 10 most serious (as determined by the reporting agency) Group A offenses which were perpetrated against him/her during the incident. 

   EVERY VICTIM MAY NOT BE AFFECTED BY EACH OFFENSE WITHIN AN INCIDENT.  REPORT ONLY THOSE OFFENSES AFFECTING THE INDIVIDUAL VICTIM.

     Example: Two victims, victim 001 and victim 002, were robbed and victim 001 was also raped.  Report both Robbery and Forcible Rape for victim 001.  Only Robbery should be reported for victim 002.

Type of Victim

     The type of victim is to be reported for each numbered victim.  Only one of the following types is to be reported for each victim:

     Individual

     Law Enforcement Officer

     Business

     Financial Institution

     Government

     Religious Organization

     Society/Public

     Other

     Unknown

     Example: During a bank robbery, the offender pointed a gun at a teller and demanded and received money.  The robber also pistol-whipped a customer who tried to interfere with the escape.   Report three victims, i.e., the bank (Financial Institution), the teller (individual), and the pistol-whipped customer (Individual).

Age of Victim

     If the victim was a person (Individual or Law Enforcement Officer), his/her age is to be reported either as an exact age, a range of years, or as unknown.  An age is required for each "Individual" or "Law Enforcement Officer" victim.  The following are the age categories:

     NN - Under 24 hours (neonate)

     NB - 1-6 days old

     BB - 7-364 days old

     01 - 98 years old (report the exact age)

     99 - Over 98 years old

     00 - Unknown

     Example: If the victim was a person 18 years old, report "18".

     If the exact age is unknown, an approximate "age" can be reported.  Any range in years is acceptable.

     Example: If a deceased female victim appeared to be a teenager, the report could be "13 to 19".

Sex of Victim

     If the victim was a person (Individual or Law Enforcement Officer), his/her sex is to be indicated as:

     Male

     Female

     Unknown

Race of Victim

     If the victim is a person (Individual or Law Enforcement Officer), his/her race is to be reported as one of the following:

     White - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.

     Black - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

     American Indian or Alaskan Native - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintain Culture identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

     Asian or Pacific Islander - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the India subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands.  This area includes, for example, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.

Ethnicity of Victim

     If the victim was a person (Individual or Law Enforcement Officer), his/her ethnic origin is reported as:

     Hispanic Origin - A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

     Not of Hispanic Origin

     Unknown 

     Example: If the victim was Cuban, report "Hispanic Origin".

     Note:  The racial and ethnic origin categories used in the UCR program were adopted from the Statistical Policy Handbook published by the Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Religion

     If the victim was a person (Individual or Law Enforcement Officer), his/her religion is reported as:

     Does not apply

     Catholic

     Jewish

     Muslim

     Protestant

     Unknown/Other

Resident Status of Victim

     If  the victim was a person (Individual or Law Enforcement Officer), whether he/she was a resident or nonresident of the locality where victimized is to be reported as:

     Resident

     Nonresident

     Unknown

     A "Resident" is a person who maintains his/her permanent home for legal purposes in the locality (i.e., town, city, community) where the crime took place.  Ferderal, state, and county law enforcement agencies base their determinations of residency on the town, city, or community where the crime occurred rather than their broader geographical jurisdictions.  Concerning university/college campuses, only persons living on "campus" (i.e., in dormitories, etc.) would be considered "residents" if victimized within the confines of the school property and the crime is reported by a campus law enforcement agency.

     Example: A victim was robbed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she resides, report as "Resident".   

Aggravated Assault/Homicide Circumstances

     The circumstances surrounding Aggravated Assaults and Homicide offenses (murder, Negligent Manslaughter, Justifiable Homicide) are to be reported for each victim.  Remember, selection of circumstances should be based on information known to law enforcement following their investigation, not decisions of a grand jury, coroner's inquest, or other agency outside law enforcement.  Always select the most descriptive circumstances as determined by investigation.

     Up to two of the following can be recorded for each AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND/OR MURDER AND NONNEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER victim:

     Argument

     Assault on Law Enforcement Officer(s)

     Drug Dealing

     Gangland (Organized Crime Involvement)

     Juvenile Gang

     Lover's Quarrel

     Mercy Killing (not applicable to aggravated assault)

     Other Felony Involved

     Other Circumstances

     Unknown Circumstances

     Select one of the following for each NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER victim:

     Child Playing with Weapon

     Gun-Cleaning Accident

     Hunting Accident

     Other Negligent Weapon Handling

     Other Negligent Killings

     Keep in mind traffic fatalities, accidental deaths, or deaths of victims due to their own negligence are not to be included as negligent manslaughters.  Information is to be reported regarding all other negligent manslaughters regardless of prosecution action.

     Select one of the following for each JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE victim:

     Criminal Killed by Private Citizen

     Criminal Killed by Police Officer

     Example (1):   Two rival juvenile street gangs rumbled over "turf" rights to sell drugs and one of the gang members was killed.  Involved are "Arguments"; "Drug Dealing"; and "Juvenile Gang".  While all three apply, only two circumstances can be reported.  Therefore, the two most descriptive categories (in the judgment of the reporting agency) should be used.  In this case, they would be "Drug Dealing" and "Juvenile Gang".

     Example (2): In resisting arrest, a fugitive pulled a gun and fired two times at the two officers attempting the apprehension.  Neither officer was hit, but both returned fire, killing the fugitive.  This is a justifiable homicide, report as  "Criminal Killed by Police Officer".

Additional Justifiable Homicide Circumstances

     Criminal Attacked Police Officer and That Officer Killed Criminal

     Criminal Attacked Police Officer and Criminal Killed by Another Police Officer

     Criminal Attacked a Civilian

     Criminal Attempted Flight from a Crime

     Criminal Killed in Commission of a Crime

     Criminal Resisted Arrest

     Unable to Determine/Not Enough Information

     As only one category can be reported, the most descriptive (as determined by the reporting agency) should be selected.  Assuming the facts as in Example (2) above, the possible choices are "Criminal Attacked Police Officer and That Officer Killed Criminal" and "Criminal Resisted Arrest".  The former is more descriptive of the occurrence.

Type of Injury

     To describe the type(s) of bodily injury suffered as a result of certain offenses, report up to five of the following injury types for each victim (Individual):

     None

     Apparent Broken Bones

     Severe Laceration

     Apparent Minor Injury

     Other Major Injury

     Loss of Teeth

     Unconsciousness

     The offenses for which injury types are to be reported are:

     Kidnapping/Abduction

     Forcible Rape

     Forcible Sodomy

     Sexual Assault with an Object

     Forcible Fondling

     Robbery

     Aggravated Assault

     Simple Assault

     Extortion/Blackmail

     Example (1): The offender assaulted a man with a tire iron, breaking the man's arm and opening a cut about 3 inches long and 1 inch deep on his back.  The report should be "Apparent Broken Bones" and "Severe Lacerations".

     Example (2): The victim, a respected religious figure, was blackmailed regarding his sexual activities.  As he suffered no physical injury, none should be reported.

Offender Number(s) to be related

     Along with the following data on Relationship of Victim to Offender, this sequence number is used to link victims to offenders who have perpetrated a Crime Against Person (Assault, Homicide, Kidnapping/Abduction, Forcible Sex Offense, and Non- forcible Sex Offense) and/or a Robbery.  For each robbery or personal crime victim, assign a sequence number from "01" to "10" for up to 10 of the offenders involved.  If there are more than 10 offenders, select those that are "closest" in relationship to the victim.  If nothing is known about the perpetrators, report "00".

     Note: THESE SAME SEQUENCE NUMBERS MUST BE USED TO IDENTIFY THE SAME OFFENDERS IN THE OFFENDER SECTION OF THE INCIDENT REPORT.  (SEE ENTER  OFFENDER DATA LINK.

     Example: Three teenagers beat a schoolmate.  The offenders would be numbered "01", "02", and "03".

Relationship of Victim to Offender

     Using the offender numbers assigned as above, report the relationship of each victim to up to 10 offenders who have perpetrated a Crime Against Person and/or a robbery against them.  Relationships to be reported are:

Within the Family Victim was:

     Spouse

     Common-Law Spouse

     Parent

     Sibling (brother or sister)

     Child

     Grandparent

     Grandchild

     In-Law

     Stepparent

     Stepchild

     Stepsibling (stepbrother or stepsister)

     Other Family Member

Outside Family But Known To Victim, Victim was:

     Acquaintance

     Friend

     Neighbor

     Babysittee (the baby)

     Boyfriend/Girlfriend

     Child of Boyfriend/Girlfriend

     Ex-Spouse

     Employee

     Employer

     Homosexual Relationship

     Victim was Otherwise Unknown

Not Known by Victim

     Relationship Unknown

     Victim was Stranger

Other

     Victim was Offender

     The category "Victim was Offender" is to be used in cases where all of the participants in the incidents were victims and offenders of the same offense such as domestic disputes where both husband and wife are charged with assault; double murders (i.e., two people kill each other); or barroom brawls where many participants are arrested.

     When reporting this data, keep in mind that the relationship requested is that of the victim to the offender.  Also the relationship of the victim to each offender is to be reported.

     Using the situation in the preceding example "Victim was Friend" would be reported for each of the three offenders, "01", "02", and "03".

     Example (1): An employee assaulted his employer (a person) with his "fists".  "Victim was Employer" should be reported

     Example (2): Two unknown men robbed a male and female couple. Report "Stranger" as the relationship of each of the two victims to each of the offenders.

Type of Activity

     This will appear on the screen for victim type Law Enforcement Officers only.  Each time a law enforcement officer is assaulted in the line of duty, the reporting agency should select the appropriate Activity that corresponds to the type of activity in which the officer was engaged at the time of assault.

Assignment Type

     This will appear on the screen for victim type Law Enforcement Officers only.  Select the appropriate assignment type.   "Two-Officer Vehicle", "One-Officer Vehicle(Alone)" and "One-Officer Vehicle(Assisted)" pertain to uniformed officers; "Detective or Special Assignment" to nonuniformed officers; and "Other" to officers assaulted while in other capacities, such as foot patrol, off duty, etc.   The term "assisted" refers to law enforcement assistance only.

ORI Other Jurisdiction

     This will appear on the screen for victim type Law Enforcement Officers only.  This is the unique nine-character Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) Number that has been assigned to each agency by the National Crime Information Center.  If a law enforcement officer is killed or injured in the line of duty in a jurisdiction other than his/her own, the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction should report the law enforcement officer killed or assaulted using this field to identify the ORI of that law enforcement officer's agency.  No entry should be made if the officer is assaulted in his/her own jurisdiction.

Add Button

     After entering the data for the Victim Screen, click on the "Add" button.  The data you entered will be displayed on a recap line, under the data entry area.

Change Link

     Notice that the "Victim" data is displayed as per PA-IBR guidelines.  This recap area provides a review area for Victim Screen data, and the ability to change or delete the data entered.  If during review it is discovered that erroneous data was entered for a victim, click the "Change " link in the action column.  The line will move from the recap area back to the data entry area, where the data can be corrected.

Save Button

     After correction, click the "Save" button, and the data will move back to the recap area.

Remove Link

     To delete a line from the recap area, select the line by clicking on the "Remove" link in the "Action" column next to the victim to delete.

OK Button

     You will be presented with a confirmation screen. Click the "OK" button to proceed with the delete.

Cancel Button

     Click the "Cancel" button to stop the delete process.  The data will be removed from the recap area.

Need Help Link

     At any time during the data input, Help for the completion of Victim Screen is available by clicking on the "Need Help?" link on the bottom of the page.

Save Submission Link

  Clicking the "Save Submission " link will save all data entered up to that point, in the event you are not able to complete entering all data for the current month's Incident Report in one session.

Continue Link

     Clicking the "Continue" link will signal the system that you have completed entering Victim data.  The system will verify the data that has been entered, and return any errors for correction before moving to the next screen.