Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2010

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(12,222 agencies;
population 240,103,394)
Northeast
(3,079 agencies;
population 44,091,861)
Midwest
(2,881 agencies;
population 48,046,513)
South
(4,464 agencies;
population 81,479,421)
West
(1,798 agencies;
population 66,485,599)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 10,222,654 4,257.6 1,568,336 3,557.0 1,933,601 4,024.4 3,922,224 4,813.8 2,798,493 4,209.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,667 3.6 1,274 2.9 1,264 2.6 3,639 4.5 2,490 3.7
Forcible rape 15,586 6.5 2,677 6.1 3,252 6.8 5,440 6.7 4,217 6.3
Robbery 87,771 36.6 18,051 40.9 14,337 29.8 28,565 35.1 26,818 40.3
Aggravated assault 318,340 132.6 50,028 113.5 45,874 95.5 101,466 124.5 120,972 182.0
Burglary 226,325 94.3 33,537 76.1 35,729 74.4 83,258 102.2 73,801 111.0
Larceny-theft 1,002,466 417.5 160,657 364.4 205,952 428.7 390,887 479.7 244,970 368.5
Motor vehicle theft 55,426 23.1 7,236 16.4 11,465 23.9 16,566 20.3 20,159 30.3
Arson 8,806 3.7 1,750 4.0 1,563 3.3 2,970 3.6 2,523 3.8
Violent crime2 430,364 179.2 72,030 163.4 64,727 134.7 139,110 170.7 154,497 232.4
Property crime2 1,293,023 538.5 203,180 460.8 254,709 530.1 493,681 605.9 341,453 513.6
Other assaults 1,008,509 420.0 177,993 403.7 199,405 415.0 407,970 500.7 223,141 335.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,841 25.3 9,272 21.0 9,386 19.5 27,909 34.3 14,274 21.5
Fraud 144,956 60.4 22,782 51.7 23,912 49.8 78,704 96.6 19,558 29.4
Embezzlement 13,020 5.4 1,222 2.8 1,791 3.7 7,424 9.1 2,583 3.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,313 31.0 14,295 32.4 13,742 28.6 21,961 27.0 24,315 36.6
Vandalism 197,850 82.4 42,973 97.5 39,577 82.4 51,126 62.7 64,174 96.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 123,719 51.5 16,220 36.8 23,038 47.9 42,770 52.5 41,691 62.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 48,281 20.1 5,722 13.0 7,043 14.7 16,690 20.5 18,826 28.3
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 56,332 23.5 9,629 21.8 10,450 21.7 16,345 20.1 19,908 29.9
Drug abuse violations 1,273,963 530.6 211,413 479.5 231,927 482.7 455,864 559.5 374,759 563.7
Gambling 7,533 3.1 445 1.0 3,542 7.4 2,664 3.3 882 1.3
Offenses against the family and children 85,213 35.5 19,445 44.1 18,700 38.9 34,521 42.4 12,547 18.9
Driving under the influence 1,087,987 453.1 150,844 342.1 222,527 463.1 344,874 423.3 369,742 556.1
Liquor laws 400,608 166.8 50,305 114.1 135,973 283.0 98,632 121.1 115,698 174.0
Drunkenness 442,392 184.3 36,050 81.8 27,348 56.9 263,285 323.1 115,709 174.0
Disorderly conduct 482,991 201.2 121,727 276.1 140,170 291.7 147,598 181.1 73,496 110.5
Vagrancy 24,839 10.3 3,147 7.1 4,584 9.5 8,665 10.6 8,443 12.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,892,023 1,204.5 376,941 854.9 488,258 1,016.2 1,244,984 1,528.0 781,840 1,176.0
Suspicion 904 0.4 54 0.1 235 0.5 481 0.6 134 0.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 73,897 30.8 22,701 51.5 12,792 26.6 17,447 21.4 20,957 31.5
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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