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Framingham State University Police Department
McCarthy Center (Access off Church Street)
100 State Street
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Phone: 508-626-4911
Fax: 508-626-4899
TTY: 508-626-4008

DEFINITIONS OF REPORTED CRIMES

The following definitions of crimes are from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

ARSON
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.

MURDER (and non-negligent manslaughter)
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

RAPE (forcible)
The carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against that person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity; or an attempt to commit rape by force or threat of force.

SEXUAL OFFENSES (forcible)
Any sexual act directed against another person and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

SEXUAL OFFENSES (non-forcible)
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse. A) Incest - Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law. B) Statutory Rape - Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers from obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury, several lacerations, or loss of consciousness. NOTE: An unsuccessful attempt to commit murder would be classified as an aggravated assault.

SEXUAL ASSAULT WITH AN OBJECT
The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly; or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth, or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

FORCIBLE FONDLING
The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly or against a person's 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 SODOMY
Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth, or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

ROBBERY
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.

BURGLARY (breaking or entering)
The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle (includes joyriding).

HATE CRIME
A crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220