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Elgin Crime Statistics
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Annual Crime Statistics
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Crime Category Definitions
Homicide (Murder) and Attempts - The intent to kill or killings of another person, may or may not involve a weapon.
Robbery - Property was taken from a person or business by the use of force or threat of the use of force (i.e., robbing a business that is open and occupied, mugging, purse snatching.
Armed - Used a weapon in the commission of a robbery.
Strong Arm - Used excessive force but no weapon in the commission of a robbery.
Aggravated Battery - Intentionally or unknowingly, without legal justification, causes great bodily harm to an individual. Involves the use of a weapon or great force.
Verified Incidents: Gun Discharged - Includes any incident which is verified by witnesses or evidence in which a gun was discharged (other than the listed homicides, robberies, aggravated batteries, and criminal damage). Criminal categories for these incidents may include Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Discharge of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Reckless Conduct.
Burglary - An individual enters or remains within a building/structure without authority with the intent to commit therein felony or theft. There are no weapons involved in the commission of this crime.
Burglary to Vehicle - Same as burglary above with regard to a vehicle being entered instead of a building or structure.
Auto Theft - An individual commits Auto Theft when he/she knowingly obtains or exerts unauthorized control over or obtains by deception or by threat control over a vehicle with the intention to deprive the owner permanently of the use of benefit of a vehicle. No weapon is involved.
Criminal Damage (Property or Vehicle) - An illegal act of knowingly damaging any property of another without their consent (i.e., graffiti, slashed tires, etc.).
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