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Longmont Targeted Crime Definitions

Assault - 1st Degree
A person knowingly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death, amputation, or serious bodily injury.
Ex: A physical altercation whereby victim is stabbed with a knife, causing serious bodily injury.

Burglary - 1st Degree
A person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime against a person or property.
Ex: A person enters a home and assaults a victim.

Burglary - 2nd Degree
A person knowingly breaks an entrance into or remains unlawfully inside a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime against a person or property.
Ex: A person enters an unlocked home and steals jewelry, a VCR, and cash.

Criminal Mischief
A person knowingly damages real or personal property.
Ex: Graffiti to a park bench.

Criminal Trespass - 1st Degree
A person knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in a dwelling of another, or such person enters any motor vehicle with the intent to steal anything of value or to commit a crime therein.
Ex: A person smashes a car window and steals a CD player.

Indecent Exposure
A person knowingly exposes their genitals to the view of any person whereby such conduct causes affront or alarm to another person.
Ex: Flasher in park.

Motor Vehicle Theft
A person, either by threat or deception, takes a motor vehicle.
Ex: Borrowing a car from a friend or family member and not returning it.

Robbery
A person knowingly takes anything of value from the person or presence of another by use of force, threats, or intimidation.
Ex: A person(s) walks into a bank, shows a teller a gun, and demands cash.

Sexual Assault - 1st Degree
Forcible rape whereby the use of force or threat of imminent death is present. Sexual Assault - 1st Degree can also include the use of drugs or an intoxicant to cause submission of victim.
Ex: Using Rohypnol to intoxicate and then rape victim against his/her will.

Vandalism
A person knowingly causes damage to real or personal property of another where aggregate damage is less than five hundred dollars.
Ex: A person smashes a victim's car window with a rock. Similar to Criminal Mischief.

* Definitions extracted from 1999 Colorado's Criminal code (C.R.S. title 18) and Longmont Municipal Ordinances.


 

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