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These crimes are broken down into two categories, Part I Crimes and Part II Crimes.
* Crime statistics are derived from criminal investigations conducted by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department on all reported Felony and Class A Misdemeanor offenses. Some Class B and Class C Misdemeanor offenses may be listed in Part II Crimes. Offenses reported to other law enforcement agencies within Noble County are not included.
Crime class definitions were obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation web site.
Part I Crimes
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Included are rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape. Statutory offenses (no force used – victim under age of consent) are excluded.
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.
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is accomplished by use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Simple assaults are excluded.
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Attempted forcible entry is included.
The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Attempted thefts are included.
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
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 II Crimes
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 consciousness. 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 (e.g., intimidation).
The altering, copying, or imitating of something without authority or right, with 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 intent to deceive or defraud.
The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or entity in reliance upon it, to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right. Fraudulent conversion and obtaining of money or property by false pretenses.
Buying, receiving, possessing, selling, concealment or transporting any property with the knowledge that it has been unlawfully taken, as by burglary, embezzlement, fraud, larceny, robbery, etc.
To willfully or maliciously destroy, injure, disfigure, or deface 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 local law.
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.
This classification includes offenses against chastity, common decency, morals, and the like. It does not include forcible rape and prostitution.
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. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Also included, are arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.
Offenses against Family:
Unlawful, non-violent acts by a family member (or legal guardian) that threaten the physical, mental, or economic well-being or morals of another family member and that are not classifiable as other offenses, such as battery or sex offenses.
The violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and public intoxication.
To drink alcoholic beverages to the extent that one’s faculties and physical coordination is substantially impaired. Does not include driving under the influence.
All charges of committing a breach of the peace. Includes – unlawful assembly, disturbing the peace, disturbing meetings; disorderly conduct at state institutions, at court, at fairs, or trains or public conveyances, etc; profanity and obscene language; desecrating the flag; refusing to assist an officer; and includes all attempts to commit the above.
All violations of state or local laws not specifically identified as Part I or Part II offenses, except traffic violations.
For more information on Uniform Crime Statistics, visit the FBI’s website.