Aggravated Assault: The unlawful attack
by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a
weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the
victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury
involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible
internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of
consciousness. This also includes assault with disease (as
in cases when the offender is aware that he/she is
infected with a deadly disease and deliberately attempts
to inflict the disease by biting, spitting, etc).
Arson: To unlawfully and intentionally
damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal
property by fire or incendiary device.
Bias Crime: See Hate Crime.
Burglary: The unlawful entry into a
building or other structure with the intent to commit a
felony or a theft.
Dating Violence: Violence committed by a
person who is or has been in a social relationship of a
romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence
of such a relationship shall be determined based on the
reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the
length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and
the frequency of interaction between the persons involved
in the relationship. For the purposes of this definition,
dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or
physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating
violence does not include acts covered under the
definition of domestic violence. Any incident meeting this
definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery
Domestic Violence: A felony or
misdemeanor crime of violence committed: By a current or
former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; By a
person with whom the victim shares a child in common; By a
person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with,
the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; By a person
similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the
domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in
which the crime of violence occurred; By any other person
against an adult or youth victim who is protected from
that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence
laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence
Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of
state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession,
sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic
drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine
and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine);
marijuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and
dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, benzedrine).
Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual
intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against
that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the
person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving
consent because of their youth or because of their
temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Beginning in 2013, these reports, if any, are included in
the Rape category.
Hate Crime: A crime reported to local
police agencies or to a campus security authority that
manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally
selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the
victim. For the purposes of this section, the categories
of bias include the victim’s actual or perceived race,
religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
ethnicity, national origin, and disability.
Larceny: The unlawful taking, carrying,
leading, or riding away of property from the possession,
or constructive possession, of another person.
Liquor Law Violations: The violation of
laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale,
transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating
liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging;
operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or
intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal
transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public
conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the
aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the
influence are not included in this definition).
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft of a motor
vehicle. Note: A “motor vehicle” is a self-propelled
vehicle that runs on the surface of land and not on rails,
and which includes automobiles, buses, recreational
vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, trail
bikes, mopeds, snowmobiles and golf carts.
Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter:
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by
Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing
of another person through negligence.
Non-Campus Property: Off-campus property
that is owned or managed by a recognized student
organization, such as fraternities, sororities, and
cooperatives. Additionally, this includes incidents
reported at remote campus locations on property owned or
leased by U-M.
On-Campus Property: Property the UM-Ann
Arbor owns or manages within the city of Ann Arbor as well
as Ann Arbor Township.
Public Property: Streets, sidewalks and
public parking facilities that adjoin campus property.
Robbery: The taking, or attempting to
take, anything of value under confrontational
circumstances from the control, custody, or care of
another person by force or threat of force or violence
and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.
Sexual Assault: An offense that meets the
definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as
used in the FBI’s UCR program.
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 and/or against that 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. Beginning in 2013, these
reports, if any, are included in the Rape category.
Sex Offenses: Any sexual act directed
against another person, without the consent of the victim,
including instances where the victim is incapable of
- Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of
the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral
penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the
consent of the victim.
- Fondling: The touching of the private body parts
of another person for the purpose of sexual
gratification, without the consent of the victim,
including instances where the victim is incapable of
giving consent because of his/her age or because of
his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
- Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who
are related to each other within the degrees wherein
marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory Rape: Sexual intercourse with a person
who is under the statutory age of consent.
Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct
directed at a specific person that would cause a
reasonable person to: fear for their own safety or the
safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional
For the purpose of this definition:
- Course of conduct means two or more acts,
including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker
directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any
action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors,
observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or
about a person and/or interferes with a person’s
- Reasonable person means a reasonable person under
the similar circumstances and with similar identities to
- Substantial emotional distress means significant
mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not
necessarily require medical or other professional
treatment or counseling.
- Any incident meeting this definition is
considered a crime for the purposes of Clear Act
Weapon Law Violations: The violation of
laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses,
regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or
possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons,
concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors;
aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to
commit any of the aforementioned.
Definitions from the Department of Justice or the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act.