Sec. 8. As used in this chapter, “violent crime” means the following:

(1) A crime under the Indiana Code that is a felony of any kind or a Class A misdemeanor that results in bodily injury or death to the victim but does not include any of the following:

Terms Used In Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-8

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • intoxicated: has the meaning set forth in IC 9-13-2-86. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • motor vehicle: has the meaning set forth in IC 7. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-5.5
  • person: includes a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, an association, a fiduciary, and an individual. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-6
  • terrorist act: means an act that:

    Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-6.7

  • victim: means an individual who suffers bodily injury or death as a result of a violent crime. See Indiana Code 5-2-6.1-7
(A) A crime under IC 9-30-5 resulting from the operation of a vehicle other than a motor vehicle.

(B) Involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who was not intoxicated (IC 35-42-1-4).

(C) Reckless homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who was not intoxicated (IC 35-42-1-5).

(D) Criminal recklessness involving the use of a motor vehicle, unless the offense was intentional or the person using the motor vehicle was intoxicated (IC 35-42-2-2).

(E) A crime involving the operation of a motor vehicle if the driver of the motor vehicle was not charged with an offense under IC 9-30-5.

(F) A battery offense included in IC 35-42-2 upon a child less than fourteen (14) years of age.

(G) Child molesting (IC 35-42-4-3).

(H) Child seduction (IC 35-42-4-7).

(2) A crime in another jurisdiction in which the elements of the crime are substantially similar to the elements of a crime that, if the crime results in death or bodily injury to the victim, would be a felony or a Class A misdemeanor if committed in Indiana. However, the term does not include any of the following:

(A) A crime in another jurisdiction resulting from operating a vehicle, other than a motor vehicle, while intoxicated.

(B) A crime in another jurisdiction with elements substantially similar to involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle if the crime was committed by a person who was not intoxicated.

(C) A crime in another jurisdiction with elements substantially similar to reckless homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle if the crime was committed by a person who was not intoxicated.

(D) A crime in another jurisdiction with elements substantially similar to criminal recklessness involving the use of a motor vehicle unless the offense was intentional or the person using the motor vehicle was intoxicated.

(E) A crime involving the operation of a motor vehicle if the driver of the motor vehicle was not charged with an offense under IC 9-30-5.

(3) A terrorist act.

As added by P.L.47-1993, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.36-1997, SEC.3; P.L.129-2009, SEC.2; P.L.48-2012, SEC.4; P.L.238-2015, SEC.1; P.L.65-2016, SEC.1.