Categories of Crime

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The [California Penal Code] is complex and the choice of what charges to make against any individual requires a high degree of precision.

For our purpose of analyzing crime in Berkeley at an aggregate level, however, we've chosen to organize specific statutes and charges in the categories below. This tradeoff between conciseness and precision allows us to rollup the various kinds of assault, battery, and other attacks on other people as "Violence." As readers will see, there is a tremendous range here, going from minor incidents on up to murder.

Our intention is not to understate the severity of any offense, to diminish the pain of any victim, or to imply that a person accused of one violent crime is a priori capable of committing all of the others. And yet, to have an easily accessible view of the broad landscape, it's necessary to introduce some simplifications every one of which is laid out here.

Those who wish to press down into incident level detail can do so using BPD's open data services.


Arson

statute description
451(B) Arson:Inhabited Structure/Property
451(D) ARSON: PROPERTY
451 Arson Causing Great Bodily Injury
452(B) Causing Fire Of Inhabited Structure
452(D) CAUSING FIRE OF PROPERTY


Disturbing the peace

statute description
647(C) accosting persons in public place for purpose of begging or soliciting alms
185 WEAR MASK FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSE
415(1) Disturbing The Peace By Fighting
12.70.110 Smoking violation; smoke in prohibited areas per 12.70.030
415(2) Disturbing The Peace By loud and unreasonable noise
415(3) Disturbing The Peace By offensive words in public which are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction
71 threatening school officer/employee


Drugs

statute description
11550 Under The Influence Of Controlled Substance
11351 possession of controlled substances for sale, including narcotics
11351.5 Possession or purchase for sale cocaine base
11352(A) transportation or sale of narcotic controlled substance
11352(B) TRANSPORT/SELL NARC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BETWEEN COUNTIES
11359(A) Possess Marjiuana for sale (under 18)
11359(B) Possess Marjiuana for sale (over 18)
11359B Possess Marijuana For Sale
11360(A)(1) Sell; furnish; transport; import marijuana into state any amount (under 18)
11360(A)(3)(A) Sell; furnish; transport; import marijuana into state any amount w/ prior strike (over 18)
11361(B) Furnishing Marijuana To A Minor Over 14
11364(A) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
11375(B)(1) POSS FOR SALE DESIGNATED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
11378 possession of non-narcotic controlled substance for sale
11550(A) Use/under influence of controlled substance
381(A) POSSESS/ETC TOLUENE/ETC
4573 Bring Controlled Substance/Etc Into Prison
11364.1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
11375(B)(2) POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION
11379 transportation or sale of non-narcotic controlled substance
1203.073(B)(1) Enhancement- sales of cocaine over 28.5 grams
4573.5 BRING ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC INTO PRISON/JAIL/ETC
11360(A) Sell/Furnish Marijuana/Hashish
11360(A)(2) Sell; furnish; transport; import marijuana into state any amount (over 18)
11361 furnishing marijuana to minor (A is minor under 14, B is minor over 14)
11364 Possess Control Substance Paraphernalia
11370.1(A) Possess controlled substance while armed w/loaded firearm
11377 Possession of Controlled Substance
11379(A) TRANSPORT/ETC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
23222(B) Marijuana; possession of less than one ounce while driving
647(F) Intoxicated in Public
4573.6(A) Possession of Controlled Substance in a Prison.
11350(A) Possession of Narcotic Controlled Substance
11375(B) POSSESS FOR SALE/SELL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
11377(A) Possession of Controlled Substance
25658(A) SELL/ETC LIQUOR TO MINOR


Lewd Conduct

statute description
647(J) peeping
286(A) Sodomy
287 Oral Copulation
314(1) Indecent Exposure After Illegal Occupied Dwelling
647(J)(1) The Use Of Any Instrument To Peep Into An Area Of Privacy
647.6(A)(1) Annoy/molests Victim Under 18 Years Of Age
314.1 Indecent Exposure
288(A) Lewd or lascivious acts w/child under 14 years
647(A) DISORDERLY CONDUCT:SOLICIT LEWD ACT


Other

statute description
375(A) PUT OFFENSIVE/ETC MATTER IN PUBLIC PLACE
117555 Dump/deposit/etc Waste/garbage/etc In Public
182(A)(1) Conspiracy To Commit A Crime
272 CONTRIBUTE TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR
664 attempting to commit a crime
Not found/ Not Listed Statute or code not found or not listed: identify actual in narrative
272(A)(1) CONTRIBUTE TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR
UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
25661 POSSESS/USE FALSE EVIDENCE OF AGE
372 MAINTAIN PUBLIC NUISANCE


Parole / Probation / Warrants

statute description
Warrant-Out(M) Outside Warrant Misdemeanor
3455(A)(4) Post Release Community Supervision Violation
12022.1 Felony Committed while Out on Bail or O/R
1203.2 revocation of probation
3000.08 Warrant
853.8 Failure To Appear
WARRANT WARRANT
3056 Violation Parole: Felony
Warrant-BPD(F) Outside Warrant Felony
1551(A) Fugitive From Justice
3455 Violation of Probation
Warrant-Out(F) Outside Warrant Felony
Warrant-BPD(M) Outside Warrant Misdemeanor


Property

statute description
484 E(D) Use Access Card Account Without Consent
10851(A) Take Vehicle W/O Owner's Consent
22435.2(B) Possess shopping or laundry cart
484 G Theft by use of access card information
484 G(A) Theft by forged access card under $400
484 I(C) MAKE/ETC EQUIPMENT FOR COUNTERFEIT ACCESS CARDS
484(A) Petty Theft
273.6(B) VIOL COURT ORDER TO PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOL W/PHYSICAL INJ
484(A)/490. Petty Theft
484(G) Use Of Credit Card Obtain Under 484(E) Or Forced Card
484G(A) Fraudulent Use Of Access Card
485 Grand Theft Of Lost Property
2800(A) Fail to obey peace officer: lawful order or inspection
487 Grand Theft
487 C PETTY THEFT:CONVERT REAL PROPERTY
487 E GRAND THEFT:DOG
487(A) Grand Theft
2800.2(A) Evade police officer; willful or wanton disregard
487(C) Grand theft from person (over $950)
488 petty theft
490 Petty Theft
10852 Tamper With Vehicle
298.1 Refusal Or Failure To Provide Specimens
490.2(A) Grand theft less than $950 shall be considered petty theft punished as a misdemeanor.
490.4 ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT
490.5(A) PETTY THEFT:RETAIL MERCHANDISE/ETC
496 D(A) POSSESS STOLEN VEHICLE/VESSEL/ETC
368(D) Caretaker Theft From Elder Adult Over $400
496(A) Misd Receive Known Stolen Property (Or Less)
496(D) receiving stolen property over $200
496D(A) Receiving Stolen Property - Motor Vehicle
503 Embezzlement
4060 POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION
530.5(A) Obtain credit using another identification
530.5(C)(1) Possess personal identifying info with intent to defraud
530.5(C)(2) Use others ID with intent defraud with prior conviction
530.5(C)(3) Possess ID of 10 or more persons w/ intent to defraud
4462.5 Display on veh/present to officer false registration
530.5(D)(1) Convey or sell personal ID or info with intent to defraud
530.5(D)(2) Knowingly use personal identifying info to commit fraud
530.5(E) Commit Mail Theft
10851 vehicle theft
10853 Malicious Mischief To Vehicle
4463(A)(1)Misd FORGE/ALTER VEHICLE REGISTRATION/ETC
532 A(1) MAKE/ETC FALSE FINANCIAL STATEMENT USING FICTITIOUS NAME
537(A)(1) Defrauding an innkeeper ($950 or less)
537e(A)(1) Buy personal property w/id removed (under $950)
459 Burglary
594(A) Vandalism
594(A)(1) Vandalism: Paint
594(A)(2) Vandalism - Damage Property
459 Auto Burglary
594(B)(1) Vandalism $5000 Or More
594(B)(2) Vandalism less than $400
653 M(A) Annoying telephone call: obscene/threatening
459-2 Burglary
10855 EMBEZZLE LEASED/RENTED VEHICLE
459.5 Shoplifting
4600(A) DAMAGE JAIL/PRISON/PROPERTY (UNDER $400)
463(A) BURGLARY DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY
466 Possession Of Burglar's Tools
182(A)(2) CONSPIRACY:FALSE/ETC INDICTMENT OF ANOTHER
470 B POSSESS DRIVER'S LICENSE/IDENTIFICATION TO COMMIT FORGERY
470(A) Forgery
475(A) POSSESS/ETC BAD/ETC CHECK/ET
475(B) P0SSESS BLANK CHECK/ETC:DEFRAUD
182(A)(4) Conspiracy: defraud person
475(C) PASS COMPLETED CHECK/ETC:INTENT:DEFRAUD
484 Theft
653 X(A) Annoying/etc Calls To 911
594(A)(3) Vandalism: Destroy other's property
591.5 tampering with wireless communication device to prevent summoning assistance
484 E(C) SELL/TRANSFER/RECEIVE/ETC ACCESS CARD:INTENT:FRAUD
530.5A Unlawful Use of Willfully Obtained Personal Identifying Information
490.2 stealing property over $950


Prostitution

statute description
647(B) prostitution


Public Transit

statute description
640(C)(1) Fare evasion


Resisting Arrest / Court Orders / Obstruction

statute description
32 ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT
166(A)(1) CONTEMPT OF COURT:DISORDERLY/ETC BEHAVIOR
135 Destroying Evidence
136.1(A)(1) PREVENT/DISSUADE VICTIM/WITNESS
148(A)(2) Obstruct/disrupt public safety radio frequency
166(A)(4) Contempt Of Court: Disobey Court Order/Process
166(C)(1) Criminal Contempt/Disobedience Of Protective Order
148.9(A) Giving False Information To A Peace Officer
166(C)(4) VIOLATE PROTECTIVE ORDER:DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:W/PRIOR
69 obstructing/resisting executive officer
148(A)(1) Resist / Obstruct / Delay Peace Officer
148A Resist / Obstruct / Delay Peace Officer
2800.1(A) Evading peace officer
273.6(A) Disobeying Domestic Relations Court Order


Sex Offender Registration

statute description
290.015 290 VIOLATION AFTER INCARCERATION
290.011(A) Transient required to register as sex offender.
290B failure to register as sex offender
290.011(A) 30 Days TRANSIENT FAIL 30 DAY UPDATE OF REGISTRATION
290(B) FAIL TO REGISTER/CHANGE OF ADDRESS:SEX OFFENDER
290.012(A) Failed to Update Annual Registration As Sex Offender
290.012A Failed To Register As Sex Offender
290.018(B) Fail Register With Felony Sex Offender Prior Conviction


Trespassing

statute description
647(H) Disorderly conduct: loiter/etc private property
647(D) DISORDERLY CONDUCT:LOITER IN OR ABOUT TOILET
602(O) Trespass On Closed Lands
13.52.020 Entering property after being personally forbidden to do so
602 Trespassing
602(J) TRESPASS:BUILD FIRES
602(O)(1) Trespass: Refuse To Leave Property: Peace Officer Request
647(I) DISORDERLY CONDUCT:PEEK INTO INHABITED BUILDING
602(O)(2) TRESPASS:REFUSE TO LEAVE PROPERTY:OWNER REQUEST
602(L)(1) Trespass By Occupy Property Without Consent
602(Q) Trespass: Skiing In Closed Area
647(E) lodging in private or public places without permission
602(I) TRESPASS:DESTROY FENCE/ETC
602(M) Trespass By Driving On Private Property
626.6(A) Non-Student Refuse To Leave Campus
602.1(A) Trespass: obstruct/etc business operations


Vehicular

statute description
23153(F) DUI combination drugs/alcohol causing injury
12951(A) Drivers license not in possesion
14601(A) Drive while license suspended/revoked for reckless driving
14601.1(A) Drive While License Suspended
14601.2(A) Drive W/License Suspended For Drunk Driving
14601.2(B) DUI: Under the influence of any alcoholic beverage
16028(A) Fail To Provide Evidence Financial Responsibility
16028(C) Display proof of insurance when requested after collision
20001(B)(1) HIT AND RUN RESULTING IN INJURY
20002(A)(1) Hit & run property damage: locate/etc owner required
21453(D) Pedestrian facing red or red arrow shall not enter roadway
21954(A) Pedestrian yield, upon roadway outside crosswalk
23152(A) DUI Alcohol/Drugs
23152(G) DUI: Combo drugs / alcohol
23154(A) DUI while on probation for DUI
25620(A) Posession of an Open Alcoholic Container
26710 Defective Windshield Or Rear Windows
23103(A) Reckless Driving-Public Street
23152(B) M DUI: 0.08%
23153(A) DUI alcohol only causing bodily injury
23247(E) Restricted driver operate vehicle w/o interlock device
4000(A)(1) Vehicle on highway or parking lot unregistered or expired
20001(A) Hit and run resulting in death or injury
20002(A) hit and run resulting in only property damage
21453(A) Red or stop signal. Yield to vehicles so close as to constitute a hazard
21457(A) Flashing red; failure to stop for
23136(A) DUI alcohol/minor over 0.01 percent
23152(E) Drive With Drugs In System
23153(B) DUI causing injury or death
23550(A) Misd DUI W/PRIOR SPECIFIC CONVICTIONS
5200(A) License plates; two required; one front and one in the rear
12500(A) driving without a license
23140(A) DUI ALCOHOL/MINOR OVER 0.05 PERCENT
23152(F) Drive While Under The Combined Influence Of Drugs And Alcohol
23550(A)Misd DUI W/PRIOR SPECIFIC CONVICTIONS


Violent

statute description
243.4(E)(1) Sexual Battery on Spouse / Cohabitant / Former Spouse
120290 WILLFUL EXPOSURE CONTAGIOUS/INFECTIOUS/COMMUNICABLE DISEA
207(A) kidnapping
244 Assault With Caustic Chemical
244.5(B) ASSAULT WITH STUN GUN OR LESS LETHAL WEAPON
245 Assault with deadly weapon
245(A)(1) Assault w/Deadly Weapon Or Assault w/Force Likely To Produce GBI
209(B)(1) Kidnap to commit robbery; rape; sexual assault
245(A)(2) Assault on a person with a firearm
245(A)(4) Assault w/Deadly Weapon Likely To Produce GBI
245(B) ASSAULT PERSON WITH A SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARM
245.2 Assault W/Deadly Weapon On Transport Personnel
211 Robbery
246 SHOOT AT INHABITED DWELLING/VEHICLE/ETC
246.3(A) Discharge Firearm in Negligent Manner
261(A)(2) Rape by force/fear/etc.
261(A)(3) Rape of drugged victim
211-2 Robbery
264.1 RAPE/ETC IN CONCERT W/FORCE/VIOLENCE
273 a(A) Willful cruelty to child: injury or death
273 a(B) Willful cruelty to child
148(B) Remove weapon from peace officer (not firearm)
212.5(A) First Degree Residential Robbery
273.5 inflict corporal injury on spouse/cohabitant
273.5(A) Inflict Corporal Injury On Spouse/Cohabitant
273.5(A) Simple Corporal injury on spouse or cohabitant (no hospital required)
273.5(E) INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/COHABITANT WITH PRIORS
215(A) Carjacking
287(C)(2)(A) Oral copulation by force, duress, menace, etc
287(F) Oral copulation on person unconscious of the nature of the act
289(A)(1) SEXUAL PENETRATION WITH FORCE/ETC
311.11(A) POSSESS/ETC OBSCENE MATTER OF MINOR IN SEXUAL ACT
22810 Prohibited purchase of tear gas
314.2 ASSIST ACT OF INDECENT EXPOSURE
368 inflict injury on elder adult
368(B)(1) Elder Or Dependent Adult Abuse
368(C) Elder or dependent adult cruelty
236 false imprisonment
422 Threats Of Violence
422(A) Threats Of Violence
422.6(A) VIOLATE CIVIL RIGHTS BY FORCE OR THREAT OF FORCE
11411(A) TERRORIZE:PLACE/ETC SYMBOL/ETC ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
148(D) Attempt to remove weapon from peace officer (firearm)
240 assault
597(A) CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
646.9(A) STALKING
241.1 specific forms of assault (241.1 is on custodial officer)
242 battery
243 specific forms of battery (D is serious bodily injury; (E)(1) is domestic violence)
187 Murder
243(A) BATTERY ON PERSON
243(B) Battery On Peace Officer/Emergency Personnel
243(C) Battery On Officer/Emergency Personnel w/Injury
243(C)(2) Battery With Injury On A Peace Officer
187(A) Murder
243(D) Battery w/Serious Bodily Injury
243(E)(1) Battery On Spouse / Cohabitant / Former Spouse
243(E)(1) Simple Battery On Spouse / Cohabitant / Former Spouse
243.1 BATTERY ON CUSTODIAL OFFICER
20001(B)(2) Hit And Run Resulting In Permanent Serious Injury
243.25 BATTERY OF ELDER OR DEPENDENT ADULT
243.4(A) Sexual Battery
243.4(D) Sexual battery for the purpose of sexual arousal
518 Extortion
273(A) Agency/etc offer to pay parent for adoption


Weapons

statute description
25850(C)(1) Carrying Loaded Firearm - Previous Felony Conviction
12022.53(B) Enhancement- Gun used in "Strike" felony
31360 Violent felon possess body armor
12305 POSSESS EXPLOSIVE ILLEGALLY
12677 POSSESS FIREWORKS W/O PERMIT
171 B(A)(2) POSSESS/ETC DEADLY WEAPON IN PUBLIC BUILDING/ETC
17500 Possess deadly weapon with intent to commit assault
18710 Possess a destructive device
20150 Remove or alter federal or state regulated markings from firearm
20510 Possession of a cane sword
21510 Possess or Sell Switch Blade Knife (formerly 653 K)
22210 Possession of a billy; blackjack; sandbag; sap or leaded cane
22810G1 Use of Tear Gas or Tear Gas Weapon Except for Self-Defense
25400(A)(2) Carry Concealed Firearm Upon Person - Pistol / Revolver / Other Firearm
25800(A) Carry loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony
25850(C)(4) Carry Loaded Firearm While in a Class Prohibiting Possession.
29805 Convicted person possess a firearm with priors
32310 Manufacture/sell large capacity magazine
29820(A) Convicted person possess a firearm (under 30 yrs old)
32625 Possess a machine gun
23900 Tamper with identification marks on a firearm
25400(C) Person carrying a concealed firearm with priors
25850(A) Carrying Loaded Firearm On Person Or In Vehicle While In Public Place
25850(C)(6) Carrying a loaded firearm in public not the Registered Owner
29900(A) Illegally possess a firearm with prior violent offenses
417(A)(1) Exhibit Deadly Weapon Other Than Firearm
20150(A) Remove or alter federal or state regulated markings from firearm
21310 Carrying A Concealed Dirk Or Dagger
21510(B) Carrying A Switchblade Upon Person
22610 Felon buy; possess or use a stun gun
245(C) ADW NOT A FIREARM ON P.O./FIREFIGHTER:GBI LIKELY
25400(C)(4) Not In Lawful Possession/Prohibited Firearm
25850(C) Carrying a loaded firearm in public with prior felony conviction
29800(A) Felon or addict possess a firearm
30305(A)(1) Possession Of Ammunition
417.4 Brandishing firearm replica
31360(A) Violent Felon in Possession of Body Armor
417(A)(2) Exhibit deadly weapon - firearm
30605 Possess any assault weapon
417.8 Exhibit firearm/deadly weapon to resist arrest
30305(A) Prohibited person own/possess ammunition
12022(A)(1) Armed with firearm in the commision of a felony
25400(A) Person carrying a concealed firearm
25400C1 Convicted Felon Carrying Concealed Firearm.
29800(A)1 Addict in Possession of Firearm