Definitions of Reportable Crimes
The Federal Bureau of Investigationís Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines are used by Tougaloo College to classify and report crime statistics. The definitions for murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, illegal weapons possession violations, drug abuse violations, and liquor law violations are excerpted from the Federal Bureau of Investigationís Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook. The definitions of sex offenses are excerpted from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook.
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Forcible Sex Offenses
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly or against that personís will, where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly or against that personís will; or not forcibly or against the personís will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity or because of his or her youth.
Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly or against that personís will; or not forcibly or against the personís will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Sexual Assault with an Object
To use an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly or against that personís will; or not forcibly or against the personís will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly or against the personís will; or not forcibly or against the personís will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his or her youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental incapacity. Forcible fondling includes "indecent liberties" and "child molesting."
Nonforcible Sex Offenses
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
The taking or attempt 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.
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. Some examples of severe or aggravated bodily injuries are wounds requiring stitches, broken bones, and internal injuries.
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
Motor Vehicle Theft
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, aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
All of the above crimes or any other crime involving bodily injury or the crimes of larceny theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage or vandalism of property but only if such offenses are bias/hate motivated. Federal law defines hate crimes as those that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victimís actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.
Illegal Weapon Possession Violations
Weapons offenses, regulatory in nature, such as the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; using, manufacturing, etc., of silencers; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the above.
Drug Abuse Violations
Violations of federal, state, and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs or marijuana.
Liquor Law Violations
The violations of state laws or local ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, or possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance (except where permitted by law); and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Definitions of Geographical Categories Campus
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institutionís educational purposes, including residence halls. Any building or property owned by the institution, but controlled by another person, that is within or reasonably contiguous to the geographic area, is frequently used by students, and/or supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
On-campus dormitories or other residential facilities for students. Please note that statistics reported in this category are a subset of those reported in the "campus" category.
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution. Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institutionís educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
All public property, including parks, thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus.