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The Records Division is responsible for the data entry of police records for the police department. The Records Division maintains these records, which include traffic accident reports, traffic citations, requests for service and all incident reports. These reports are generated by the police officers in the field and are then entered into the in-house record management system. The Records Division also provides copies of reports and/or citations to courts, county attorneys, insurance companies, and citizens.

Uniform Crime Reporting - Definitions
The Crime Index is composed of selected offenses used to gauge fluctuations in the overall volume and rate of crime reported to law enforcement. The offenses included are the violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault and the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

Violent Crime - Violent crime is composed of 4 offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. All violent crimes involve force or threat of force.

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter - Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, as defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, is the willful (non-negligent) killing of 1 human being by another.

Forcible Rape - Forcible rape, as defined in the 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 also are included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.

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 by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault - Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by 1 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 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.

Property Crime - Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. Arson is included, since it involves the destruction of property; its victims may be subjected to force.

Burglary - The Uniform Crime Reporting Program defines burglary as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as burglary. Burglary in this program is categorized into 3 sub-classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used and attempted forcible entry.

Larceny-Theft - Larceny-theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. It's 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, confidence games, forgery and worthless checks. Motor vehicle theft also is excluded from this category inasmuch as it is a separate Crime Index offense.

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.

Arson - Arson is defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program as 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. Only fires determined through investigation to have been willfully or maliciously set are classified as arsons. Fires of suspicious or unknown origins are excluded.

Hate Crimes - A hate crime, also known as a bias crime, is a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, ethnic/national origin group or sexual-orientation group.