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The California Penal Code forms the basis for the application of criminal law in the state of California. The code numbers have been adopted by police departments in California for use as radio dispatch codes to describe law enforcement situations.

Code Description
148 Resisting / Obstructing a police officer
164 Suicide
187 Homicide (Murder)
192 Manslaughter
207 Kidnapping
207a Kidnapping attempt
211 Armed robbery
211a Robbery alarm
211s Robbery alarm, silent
215 Carjacking
217 Assault with intent to murder
240 Assault - Misdemeanor
242 Battery
243 Assault on police officer
245 Assault with a deadly weapon (ADW)
246 Shooting at inhabited dwelling
261 Rape
261a Attempted rape
273 Assault on person
273a Child neglect
273d Wife beating - felony
280 Child abduction
285 Incest
288 Lewd conduct / Felony sex offense
311 Loud and obscene
314 Indecent exposure
330 Gambling
374b Illegal dumping
390 Drunk
390c Drunk - in vehicle
390d Drunk - unconscious
404 Riot
407 Unlawful Assembly
415 Disturbing the peace / Mutual combat
415b Disturbance - Investigate the trouble
415c Disturbance - Children involved
415d Disturbance - Drunk involved
415e Disturbance - Loud music or party
415f Disturbance - Family
415g Disturbance - Gang
417 Person with a gun / Brandishing a firearm
417a Person with a knife
420 Obstructing entry on public land
422 Criminal threats
451 Arson
459 Burglary
459a Burglar alarm
459s Burglar alarm, silent
464 Burglary with Explosives
470 Forgery
480 Hit and run - Felony
481 Hit and run - Misdemeanor
484 Theft / Larceny
484f Fraudulent use of credit card(s)
487 Grand theft
487.2 Purse snatch
488 Petty theft
496 Receiving stolen property
502 Drunk driving - Misdemeanor
503 Auto theft
504 Tampering with a vehicle
505 Reckless driving
507 Public nuisance
510 Speeding or racing vehicles
537 Defrauding Innkeeper
586 Illegal parking
586e Vehicle blocking Driveway
594 Malicious mischief / Vandalism
595 Runaway car
597 Animal cruelty
602 Trespassing
602.5 Entry without consent
603 Unlawful entry
604 Throwing missiles
647 Lewd conduct / Vagrancy
647a Vagrant loitering in public place
647b Prostitution
647c Begging
647d Loitering in restroom
647e Loitering place to place
647f Public intoxication
647ff Drunk - en route to detox
647g Prowler
647h Illegal lodging
653m Threatening phone calls
664 Attempted murder
666 Petty theft with a prior
966 Drug deal