Here is what you would need to know to properly classify each Clery crime classification (if the classification is not listed, no specific suggestions are provided):
Forcible sex offenses
- Was the victim penetrated with the suspect’s penis? If so, vaginally or anally?
- Was the victim penetrated by the suspect with any other object? If so, vaginally or anally?
- Did the suspect force the victim to perform oral sex on him/her?
- Was the victim unable to give consent because of his/her temporary (drugs/alcohol) or permanent mental or physical incapacity or because of his/her youth?
- Did the suspect(s) touch private body parts of the victim for the purpose of sexual gratification? If so, what was touched?
Non-forcible sex offenses
- Is the victim related to the suspect(s)?
- How old is the victim, and how old is the suspect(s)?
- Did the suspect(s) take or attempt to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of the victim?
- Did the suspect take the property by force, threat of force or violence?
- Did the suspect put the victim in fear?
- Did the suspect(s) unlawfully attack the victim for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury?
- Was a weapon used? If so, what type of weapon?
- Was the victim injured? If so, describe the injury(s)?
- Was there evidence of unlawful entry (trespass)?
- Was there unlawful entry into a structure (building, apartment, office, etc)?
- Was there evidence that the unlawful entry into the structure was made with the intent to commit a felony or theft?
Motor vehicle theft
- What type of vehicle with a motor was stolen?
- Was the vehicle taken by a person who doesn’t have legal access or owner consent?
- Did the suspect take the vehicle out joyriding and then return it?
- Liquor and drug violations
- Where (location) was it obtained?
- Who (person) provided it to you?
- How and who brought it into the building/area where you were discovered?
- What type of weapon did the suspect possess, manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, conceal and/or use?
- Did the suspect(s) willfully or maliciously (intentionally) burn or attempt to burn the property of another or his/her own property?
Hate (bias) crimes
- Was the criminal offense committed against a person or property motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias?
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