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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Crime Definitions (RegJIN)



Person Offenses

Crimes Against Persons are those whose victims are always individuals.

Assault Offenses

An unlawful attack by one person upon another. Includes aggravated assault, simple assault, and intimidation.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person on another involving a weapon and/or severe injury to the victim.


To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threats or other conduct without the display of a weapon or actual physical attack. Includes stalking and threats.

Simple Assault

An unlawful attack by one person on another not involving a weapon or severe injury to the victim.

Homicide Offenses

The killing of one human being by another.  Includes willful murder and negligent homicide.

Sex Offense, Forcible

Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.   Includes rape, sexual assault with an object, sodomy, and fondling.

Sex Offense, Nonforcible

Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse.  Includes incest and statutory rape.

Other Person Offenses

Other crimes against persons including human trafficking, kidnapping, and all other person offenses.


Property Offenses

Crimes Against Property have an objective of obtaining money, property, or some other benefit.


To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.


The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.

Fraud Offenses

Deceit to induce an entity to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.  Includes identity theft and other fraud offenses.

Identity Theft

Falsely representing and unlawfully assuming one's identity or position to deceive others and gain something of value.  Includes impersonation and identity theft.

All Other Fraud

Includes computer crimes, credit card/atm fraud, fraud by deception, theft of services, etc.


The unlawful taking away of property from the possession of another entity.  Includes shoplifting, theft from autos, bicycle theft, and other larceny.

Bike Theft

The theft of a bicycle.


The theft of goods or merchandise exposed for sale by someone other than an employee.

Theft from Auto

The theft of articles from a motor vehicle or of any vehicle part required for operation.

All Other Larceny

All other larceny offenses.

Motor Vehicle Theft

The theft of a motor vehicle


To take or attempt to take anything of value from the control, custody, or care of another person by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.  


To unlawfully enter land, a dwelling, or other real property.


To willfully destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without consent.

Other Property Offenses

Other crimes against property including bad checks, blackmail/extortion, bribery, embezzlement, forgery/counterfeiting, stolen property offenses, and all other property offenses.


Society Offenses

Crimes Against Society represent society's prohibition against engaging in certain types of activity; they are typically victimless crimes in which property is not the object.

Disorderly Conduct

Behavior that tends to disturb the public peace.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving or operating a motor vehicle or common carrier while impaired as the result of consuming alcohol or drugs.

Drug/Narcotic Offenses

The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.

Liquor Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances regulating alcoholic beverages.

Prostitution Offenses

To unlawfully engage in or promote sexual activities for anything of value.

Weapon Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances regulating weapons.

Other Society Offenses

Includes gambling, pornography/obscene materials, curfew/loitering, and all other societal offenses.