Crime Map Categories

Crime Categories
Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack of one person on another where the offender displays a weapon or where serious injury is involved.
Arson: To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage property by fire or incendiary device.
Auto Burglary: The unlawful entry into a vehicle to commit a theft (whether locked or not).
Auto Theft: Stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle.
Commercial Burglary: The unlawful entry into a commercial building with the intent to commit a felony or theft.
Kidnapping: The interference with another person's liberty (e.g., taking them or detaining them) without consent or legal authority.
Murder: The willful killing of one person by another.
Rape*: The carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.
Residential Burglary: The unlawful entry into a residential building with the intent to commit a felony or theft.
Robbery: Taking or attempting to take something of value from another person by force or threat of force.
Sex Offenses*: All offenses of a sexual nature not classified as rape, including sexual battery and indecent exposure.
Theft: The unlawful taking of property from another (includes shoplifting).
Vandalism: The willful or malicious destruction (or defacing) of public or private property.

*To protect the privacy of crime victims, the map does not show the locations for rape or sex crimes.

In some cases, the details of a crime report will be revised or refined over time including possible changes to the way a particular crime is categorized or the specific date on which a crime occurred. A single crime incident may include multiple crimes, however, the map and charts reflect only the most serious crime for each incident.

The locations of other types of crimes should be considered approximate.

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