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Murder - Clery Crimes/Hierarchy Rules

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

a. Is defined as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human by another. ( Count one offense per victim) 


  • Each victim is counted as one incident and includes deaths caused by injuries received in a fight, argument, quarrel or commission of a crime.
  • Suicides, traffic fatalities, fetal deaths, situational heart attacks, accidental deaths, assaults, attempts to murder, and justifiable homicide are NOT Clery reportable.