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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually 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 inevitable that an injury result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used, although serious personal injury could result if the crime were successfully completed.

ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS: An alcohol violation is the possession, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in violation of the laws of the state of Connecticut and /or the policies of Southern Connecticut State University.

BURGLARY: The Uniform Crime Reporting Program defines burglary as 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. Burglary in this program is categorized into three sub-classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry.

DRUG VIOLATIONS: A drug violation is the unprescribed use, possession, sale, purchase, or distribution of any controlled substance, to include but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, heroine, hallucinogens, barbiturates, and paraphernalia in violation of the laws of the state of Connecticut.

FELONY:  An offense for which a person may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year (CGS Sec 53a-25)

FORCIBLE RAPE: Forcible rape, as defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Assaults or attempts to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.

JURISDICTION: The offenses reported are only those occurring within the geographical limits of the campus of Southern Connecticut State University and /or property under the control of Southern Connecticut State University.

LARCENY-THEFT: Larceny-theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. It includes crimes such as shoplifting, pocket-picking, purse-snatching, thefts from motor vehicles, thefts of motor vehicle parts and accessories, bicycle thefts, etc., in which no use of force, violence, or fraud occurs. In the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, this crime category does not include embezzlement, "con" games, forgery, and worthless checks. Motor vehicle theft is also excluded from this category inasmuch as it is a separate Crime Index offense.

MISDEMEANOR:  An offense for which a person may be sentenced to a term  of imprisonment of not more than a year (CGS Sec 53a-26)

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: Defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, this offense category includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, etc. The definition excludes the taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by those persons having lawful access.

MURDER: Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, as defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting program, is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. The classification of this offense, as for all other Crime Index offenses, is based solely on police investigation as opposed to the determination of a court, medical examiner, coroner, jury, or other judicial body. Not included in the count for this offense classification are deaths caused by negligence; suicide or accident; justifiable homicides; and attempts to murder or assaults to murder, which are scored as aggravated assaults.

ROBBERY: Robbery is 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 putting the victim in fear.

SEXUAL ASSAULTS (other than forcible rape): Sexual assault (other than forcible rape C.G.S 3a-70, 53a-70b) includes but is not limited to statutory rape (C.G.S 53a-71) and any other unwanted sexual contact.

WEAPONS VIOLATION: A weapons violation is the possession, use, sale, purchase, or transfer of any weapon, including but not limited to firearms, electronic defense weapons, edged weapons, martial arts weapons, in violation of the laws of the state of Connecticut and/or policies of Southern Connecticut State University.