Robbery — Considered the third most-serious crime behind murder and rape, Wrigelyville and Boystown set record-high robbery counts in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Robbery is taking someone's property through the use of force or the threat of force against the victim.
Example: Punching someone in the face so you can steal their bike is robbery.Theft — Taking something that does not belong to you without using or threatening force against a person.
Example: Walking down the street and riding off on an unattended bike that doesn't belong to you is theft.Burglary - Entering an area without authorization to commit a crime. Most often, that crime is theft.
Example: Kicking in an apartment door and stealing a bike from inside is burglary. Entering through an unlocked apartment door or window to steal something is also burglary.Assault - Threatening to hurt someone.
Example: Angrily threatening, "I'm gonna come over there and kick your ass," is assault.Battery - Causing physical harm to someone.
Example: Actually going over there and kicking that guy's ass is battery.Aggravated assault/aggravated battery - The same general elements as assault and battery, except a weapon is involved or a physical beating is particularly gruesome.
Examples: Brandishing a knife or pointing a gun at someone is aggravated assault.Stabbing or shooting someone (without killing them) is aggravated battery.Criminal Sexual Assault - Rape.