Crime Classifications and Codes

The following list are some more common code sections, radio codes and abbreviations you may find when reading a police report.  Please also note that times indicated are given based upon a 24-hour clock (military time).
example - 1:00pm = 1300 hours in Military time.

(PC)   Penal Code


(VC)   Vehicle Code


(HS)   Health and Safety Code

(BP)   Business and Professions Code

(W&I)  Welfare and Institutions
 
(BMC)   Berkeley Municipal Code 

Penal, Health & Safety and Vehicle Codes

PC 187 - Homicide / Manslaughter PC 211 - Robbery 
PC 242 - Battery PC243(e)(1) - Domestic Violence
PC 261 - Rape

PC 273A - Child Abuse

PC 273.5 - Domestic Violence 

PC 417 - Brandishing a Weapon

PC 451 - Arson 

PC 459 - Burglary  
PC 459A - Auto Burglary  PC 470 - Forgery
PC 484 - Petty Theft PC 487 - Grand Theft  

PC 530.5 - Identity Theft

PC 594 - Vandalism

PC 647a/647b - Prostitution

PC 647f - Public Intoxication

PC 653m - Threatening/ Harassing/ Annoying Phone Calls

PC 1203.2 - Probation Violation

PC 3056 - Parole Violation  HS 11350 - Possession of Controlled Substance 
HS 11351.5 - Possession of Cocaine for Sale  HS 11352 - Selling/Furnishing Controlled Substance
HS 11364 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  VC 10851- Auto Theft 

VC 10852 - Vandalism to a Vehicle

VC 12500a - Unlawful to Drive Unless Licensed

VC 20002 - Hit and Run (Property Damage Only)  VC 20001 - Hit and Run (With Injuries) 
VC 23152 - Misdemeanor DUI  (No injuries) VC 23153 - Felony DUI  (With Injuries) 
W&I 5150 - Emergency Psychiatric Detention W&I 300 -  Dependant child of the court
W&I 601- Runaway or beyond parental control 

Common Radio Codes:

415F - Family Disturbance  11-80 - Major Injury Accident

10-42 - Welfare Check

11-81 - Minor Injury Accident

10-56/10-56a - Suicide/ Attempted Suicide

11-82 - Non-injury Accident
10-57 - Missing Person SusCirc - Suspicious Circumstances
10-71 - Shooting SusPer - Suspicious Person
10-91E - Dog Bite (With Injury)

Common Abbreviations:

RECOVR:  Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle

BMCVIO - Berkeley Municipal Code Violation

DBF - Dead Body Found

HSVIO - Health & Safety Code Violation

IFO - In Front Of

PCVIO - Penal Code Violation

BOTH - Police & Fire Depts. Responded to Call

VCVIO - Vehicle Code Violation

WARRARR - Warrant Arrest

TROV - Temporary Restraining Order Violation

OUTAID - Assistance Provided to an Outside Police Agency 

US LAWS - US Code Violation (e.g., Counterfeit Money/ or Mail Theft)

EPO - Emergency Protective Order

A - Auto

RECOVR: Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle

PA - Parked Auto

W/S - Window Smash MC - Motorcycle
JPTOR - Just Prior to Time of Report ADDR: Address
TKN - Taken

SYN - Synopsis

OCC - Time of Occurrence

S/A - Strong Arm OR Same Address as Listed

NP - Night Prior

UNK - Unknown

DP - Day Prior

VIC - Victim

DUI - Driving Under the Influence

RESP - Responsible (Suspect)

SUS - Suspect

SUSP - Suspect

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