2.3 Crimes Against Persons (NIBRS - Group A) Continued..
There were 60 Kidnapping/Abduction offenses in the Second Quarter of 2018 compared to 36 offenses in the Second Quarter of 2017, which is an increase of 66.7 percent. It is important to understand what is included in this count.
person. Restraint without consent is accom- plished if by force, intimidation, or deception or any means. Kidnapping : Intentionally or knowingly [abducting] another person … not coupled with intent to use or to threaten to use deadly force. Aggravated Kidnapping : Intentionally or knowingly [abducting] another person with the intent [for example] to hold him for ransom or reward … use him as a shield or hos- tage...inflict bodily injury. Unlawful Transport : For pecuniary benefit [transporting] an individual in a manner that is designed to conceal the individual from … law enforcement authorities … and [creating] a substantial likelihood that the individual will suffer serious bodily injury or death.
Kidnapping/Abduction is defined by the Na- tional Incident Based Reporting System as “the unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will or of a minor with- out the consent of his/her custodial parent or legal guardian.” The Texas Penal Code further divides this defini- tion into four categories: unlawful restraint, kidnap- ping, aggravated kidnapping, and unlawful transport. Please refer to Texas Penal Code Title 5, Chapter 20 for full definitions, but below are ab- breviated definitions of each: Unlawful restraint: Intentionally or know- ingly [restraining] another person. Restrain: Restrict a person’s movements with- out consent, so as to interfere substantially with the person’s liberty, by moving the person from one place to another or by confining the
Of the 60 kidnapping offenses this quarter, 46 were unlawful restraints, 2 were kidnappings, and 12 were aggravated kidnapping. In 76 percent of all cases, the victim knew the suspect, 67 percent were known to be domestic-related, and in 51 percent of the cases, the victim was dating or married to the suspect at the time of the incident. In the Second Quarter of 2018, overall forcible sex offenses decreased 20 percent from 310 in 2017 to 246 in 2018. For- cible rape offenses decreased 14.5 percent from 131 offenses in the Second Quarter of 2018 to 112 offenses in the Sec- ond Quarter of 2017. Of all forcible rape offenses, 73 percent were known offender-related , and 53 percent of all victims were 17 years of age or under. The Sex Crimes Unit did not identify any serial offenders in the Second Quarter of 2018. The Sex Crimes Unit continues the investigative process with the goal of bringing all perpetrators to justice. The “Other” forcible sex offense category includes forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling. These offenses decreased 25.1 percent from 179 offenses in the Second Quarter of 2018 to 134 offenses in the Second Quarter of 2017 and approximately 84 percent involved victims 17 years of age or under. In the Second Quarter of 2018, nonforcible sex offenses remained constant with 15 offenses. The majority of these offenses are considered statutory rape, which is defined as nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Figure 4 - 2016 to 2018 Citywide Crimes Against Persons
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Section II - NIBRS
Second Quarter (April- June) 2018 Crime Report
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