The "Part I / Part II" distinction is determined by the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI) for its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system.
Part I crimes are considered by the FBI as the most serious and similar
offenses reported by law enforcement within the United States, while
Part II crimes are the less serious and may have less similarity in
their reporting by each agency.
Person, Property and Behavioral
The "person, property and behavioral" crime categories are based on the broad type of crime rather than the severity.
Person crimes include criminal offenses in which the victim is present
and the act is violent, threatening or has the potential of being
physically harmful. Examples include homicide, robbery, kidnapping,
assault, rape and other sex offenses.
Property crimes include offenses which involve property destruction or
taking something of value by theft or deception. Examples include
burglary, vehicle theft, other thefts, forgery and fraud, arson and
Behavioral crimes include criminal offenses that violate laws relating
to personal conduct, responsibility and public order. These include
prostitution, drug and alcohol offenses, weapons offenses and disorderly