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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3The Measurement and Patterning of Criminal BehaviourUniform Crime Reports UCR of the FBI is the primary source of US crime statistics reported from police precinctsCleared by arrestif anyone is arrested for the crime or if the case is closed for another reason ie death of prime suspectPart I offensesCriminal Homicidea murder and nonnegligent manslaughter the wilful killing of one human being by another deaths caused by negligence attempts to kill assaults to kill suicides accidental deaths and justifiable homicides are excluded b manslaughter by negligence the killing of another person through gross negligence traffic fatalities are excludedForcible rapethe carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will includes rapes by force and attempts to rape but excludes statutory offenses no force used and victim under age of consentRobberythe taking or attempting take anything of value from the care custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force andor by putting the victim in fearAggravated assaultan unlawful attack by one person upon another to inflict severe bodily injury usually involves use of a weapon or other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm Simple assaults are excludedBurglaryunlawful entry completed or attempted of a structure to commit a felony or theftLarcenytheftunlawful taking completed or attempted of property from anothers possession that does not involve force threat of force or fraud examples include thefts of bicycles or car accessories shoplifting pocketpickingMotor vehicle thefttheft or attempted theft of selfpropelled motor vehicle that runs on the surface and not on rails excluded are thefts of boats construction equipment airplanes and farming equipmentArsonwilful burning or attempt to burn a dwelling public building personal property etcPart II offensesSimple assaultsassaults and attempted assaults involving no weapon and not resulting in serious injury
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