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Table 37 Overview

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2009–2010

  • Nationwide, the number of males arrested in 2010 decreased 5.0 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2009. The number of females arrested decreased 3.1 percent. 
  • A comparison of arrest data for juveniles (persons under age 18) for 2009 and 2010 showed arrests of juvenile males decreased 10.0 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 8.9 percent. 
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 5.9 percent, and the number of females arrested declined 2.7 percent. 
  • Arrests of juvenile males for violent crimes in 2010 decreased 11.7 percent from data for the previous year. The number of juvenile females arrested for violent crimes declined 11.3 percent. 
  • When compared with data for 2009, arrests of males for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2010 decreased 8.4 percent, and arrests of females declined 7.1 percent. Arrests of juvenile males for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter declined 9.2 percent, but arrests of juvenile females for these offenses increased 15.4 percent. 
  • The number of males arrested in 2010 for property crimes decreased 5.0 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 4.2 percent when compared with data for 2009. 
  • The number of juvenile males arrested for property crimes decreased 12.3 percent, and the number of juvenile females arrested for property crime decreased 11.5 percent.