Crime Code Descriptions

All law enforcement agencies in Idaho report crime within their jurisdictions according to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) guidelines. NIBRS is a program run by the FBI. Its purpose is to collect, document and track national crime data.

NIBRS collects data on each single incident and arrest for 46 specific crimes called "Group A Offenses". There is a secondary group of 11 offense categories ("Group B Offenses") for which only arrest information is collected. Crimes are further subdivided into Person, Property or Society Offenses.

Persons Crimes

Aggravated Assault: An attack by one person against another involving the use of (or threatened use of) a weapon or one in which the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury

Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification forcibly and/or against that person's will. Forcible fondling includes such incidents where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to age or mental incapacity.

Forcible Rape: Sexual intercourse with another person (male or female), forcibly and/or against that person's will. Forcible rape includes such incidents where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to age or mental incapacity

Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will. Forcible sodomy includes such incidents where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to age or mental incapacity.

Incest: Nonforcible sexual intercourse between two persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Intimidation: Placing another person in fear of bodily harm through the use of threats without actually displaying or using a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.

Kidnapping/Abduction: The seizure, transportation and/or detention of a person against his/her will or of a minor without the consent of a custodial parent or legal guardian.

Murder: The willful killing of one human being by another.

Sexual Assault with an Object: The use of an object or instrument to penetrate the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will. Sexual assault includes such incidents where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to age or mental incapacity.

Simple Assault: An attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated physical injury.

Statutory Rape: Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Property Crimes

Arson: Intentionally damaging or attempting to damage any person or real property by fire or incendiary device.

Bribery: The offering, giving, receiving or soliciting of anything of value to sway the judgment or action of a person in a position of trust or influence.

Burglary: The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.

Counterfeiting/Forgery: Unauthorized altering, coping or imitating of something with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing or selling the altered, copied or imitated something as the original.

Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: The willful or malicious damaging, defacing or otherwise injuring or real or personal property without the consent of the owner.

Embezzlement: The misappropriation of money, property or something of value entrusted to the offender's care by the offender for his/her own use.

Extortion/Blackmail: To obtain something of value (money, property, etc) through the use of coercive means including but not limited to: threat of force, misuse of authority, threat of criminal prosecution, threat of destruction of reputation or social standing.

Fraud: Intentional falsification of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or entity to part with something of value or a legal right.

Larceny: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession of another.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The taking away of a motor vehicle belonging to another person.

Robbery: Using force or the threat of force, violence or immediate physical harm to take or attempt to take anything of value from another person.

Stolen Property Offenses: Receiving, buying, selling, possessing, concealing or transporting any property with the knowledge that is has been unlawfully taken.

Society Crimes

Drug Equipment Violations: The manufacture, sale, purchase, possession or transportation of equipment utilized in preparing and/or using drugs or narcotics.

Drug/Narcotic Violations: The cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.

Gambling: Betting/wagering of something of value, assisting or operating a game of chance involving valuable stakes, possess or transmit wagering information, manufacture, possess or sell gambling equipment or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event to gain a gambling advantage.

Pornography: Violation of laws or ordinances regarding the manufacture, publishing, sale , purchase or possession of sexually-explicit material.

Prostitution: Engaging in or promoting sexual activities for profit.

Weapon Law Violations: Violation of laws or ordinates regarding the purchase, sale, manufacture, transportation, possession, concealment or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.