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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Arrest / Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Offense Descriptions

Part I Offenses - Offense and arrest data are collected for Part I Offenses
Part II Offenses - Offense and arrest data are collected for Simple Assault while only arrest data are collected for the remaining Part II Offenses

Criminal Homicide
Criminal Homicide - Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter - the willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another. (Part I Offense)
Death by Negligence
Death by Negligence - the killing of another person through gross negligence. (Part I Offense)
Forcible Rape
Forcible Rape - The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. (Part I Offense)
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. (Part I Offense)
Aggravated Assault
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. Attempts are included since it is not necessary that an injury result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed. (Part I Offense)
Burglary - the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as burglary. (Part I Offense)
Larceny-Theft - the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. This category does not include embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, and worthless checks. (Part I Offense)
Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Theft - the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Part I Offense)
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, personal property of another, etc. (Part I Offense)
Simple Assault
Simple Assault - any assault which does not involve the use of a firearm, knife, cutting instrument, or other dangerous weapon and in which there was no serious or aggravated injury to the victim. (Part II Offense)
Forgery and Counterfeiting
Forgery and Counterfeiting - all offenses dealing with the making, altering, uttering, or possessing with intent to defraud anything false in the semblance of that which is true. (Part II Offense)
Fraud - fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or property by false pretense. Includes bad checks, confidence games, etc. (Part II Offense)
Embezzlement - the misappropriation or misapplication of money or property entrusted to one’s care, custody or control. (Part II Offense)
Stolen Property
Stolen Property - all offenses of buying, receiving, possessing, or concealing stolen property as well as all attempts to commit any of these offenses. (Part II Offense)
Vandalism / Destruction of Property
Vandalism / Destruction of Property - all willful or malicious destruction, injury, disfigurement or defacement of any public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth or any other such means as may be specified by law or ordinance. (Part II Offense)
Weapons - includes violations of weapons laws such as manufacture, sale or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; using or manufacturing silencers; and all attempts to commit any of the above offenses. (Part II Offense)
Prostitution and Commercialized Vice
Prostitution and Commercialized Vice - includes the sex offenses of a commercialized nature such as prostitution; keeping a bawdy house, disorderly house or house of ill repute; pandering, procuring, transporting or detaining women for immoral purposes, etc., and all attempts to commit any of the above. (Part II Offense)
Sex Offenses
Sex Offenses - includes all sex offenses other than forcible rape, prostitution and commercialized vice. This encompasses offenses against chastity, common decency, morals and the like such as adultery and fornication, buggery, incest, indecent exposure, sodomy, statutory rape (no force) and all attempts to commit any of the above. (Part II Offense)
Drug Abuse Violations
Drug Abuse Violations - statistics for these arrests are requested on the basis of the narcotics used. This includes all arrests for the violation of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. Four divisions of narcotic drugs are recognized. These are:
  1. Opium and cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine),
  2. Marijuana,
  3. Synthetic narcotics which can cause true addiction (demerol, methadones) and
  4. Other dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, benzedrine).

(Part II Offense)

Gambling - includes all charges relating to promoting, permitting or engaging in illegal gambling. This classification is broken into three divisions:
  1. bookmaking (horse and sport book)
  2. numbers and lottery and
  3. all other gambling.

(Part II Offense)

Offenses Against Family and Children
Offenses Against Family and Children - includes all charges of nonsupport, neglect or abuse of family and children such as desertion, abandonment or nonsupport, neglect or abuse of child, or nonpayment of alimony. (Part II Offense)
Driving Under the Influence
Driving Under the Influence - limited to driving or operating any vehicle while drunk or under the influence of liquor or narcotic drugs. (Part II Offense)
Liquor Laws
Liquor Laws - with the exception of drunkenness and driving under the influence, all state or local liquor law violations are placed in this class. Federal violations are not included. Include manufacturing, selling, transporting, furnishing or possessing intoxicating liquor, including minors in possession, maintaining unlawful drinking places, bootlegging, operating a still, furnishing liquor to a minor, using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor, and drinking on a train or public conveyance. (Part II Offense)
Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct - Disturbing the Peace - a breach of the peace (unlawful assembly, disturbing the peace, disturbing meetings, blasphemy, profanity, obscene language, refusing to assist an officer, etc. (Part II Offense)
All Other Offenses
All Other Offenses - includes all violations of state and local laws not otherwise classified. (Part II Offense)
Curfew and Loitering Law Violations
Curfew and Loitering Law Violations - (Juveniles) all arrests made for violations of local curfew or loitering ordinances. (Part II Offense)
Runaways - (Juveniles) limited to juveniles taken into custody who have run away from the reporting jurisdiction. (Part II Offense)