Table 32

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2001–2010

[8,726 agencies; 2010 estimated population 194,771,628; 2001 estimated population 180,336,272]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2001 2010 Percent
change
2001 2010 Percent
change
2001 2010 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,468,019 8,221,468 -2.9 1,360,895 1,040,453 -23.5 7,107,124 7,181,015 +1.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,071 7,027 -12.9 822 627 -23.7 7,249 6,400 -11.7
Forcible rape 16,745 12,588 -24.8 2,788 1,821 -34.7 13,957 10,767 -22.9
Robbery 68,293 71,393 +4.5 15,946 16,841 +5.6 52,347 54,552 +4.2
Aggravated assault 304,692 268,512 -11.9 41,002 28,161 -31.3 263,690 240,351 -8.9
Burglary 184,076 190,440 +3.5 57,329 42,478 -25.9 126,747 147,962 +16.7
Larceny-theft 741,163 813,493 +9.8 227,017 184,154 -18.9 514,146 629,339 +22.4
Motor vehicle theft 85,303 44,125 -48.3 27,707 9,406 -66.1 57,596 34,719 -39.7
Arson 11,059 7,514 -32.1 5,902 3,132 -46.9 5,157 4,382 -15.0
Violent crime2 397,801 359,520 -9.6 60,558 47,450 -21.6 337,243 312,070 -7.5
Property crime2 1,021,601 1,055,572 +3.3 317,955 239,170 -24.8 703,646 816,402 +16.0
Other assaults 819,796 829,525 +1.2 150,182 134,420 -10.5 669,614 695,105 +3.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 73,248 47,845 -34.7 3,849 1,046 -72.8 69,399 46,799 -32.6
Fraud 216,503 120,764 -44.2 5,578 3,634 -34.9 210,925 117,130 -44.5
Embezzlement 13,690 11,301 -17.5 1,308 310 -76.3 12,382 10,991 -11.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 75,552 62,274 -17.6 16,494 9,850 -40.3 59,058 52,424 -11.2
Vandalism 172,579 161,668 -6.3 68,771 50,326 -26.8 103,808 111,342 +7.3
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 99,723 98,067 -1.7 23,108 19,715 -14.7 76,615 78,352 +2.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 47,256 36,805 -22.1 882 654 -25.9 46,374 36,151 -22.0
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 57,263 46,089 -19.5 11,885 8,056 -32.2 45,378 38,033 -16.2
Drug abuse violations 961,056 1,014,383 +5.5 123,686 107,164 -13.4 837,370 907,219 +8.3
Gambling 4,913 3,046 -38.0 402 244 -39.3 4,511 2,802 -37.9
Offenses against the family and children 88,528 69,571 -21.4 6,097 2,275 -62.7 82,431 67,296 -18.4
Driving under the influence 860,398 836,018 -2.8 12,509 7,238 -42.1 847,889 828,780 -2.3
Liquor laws 403,068 321,255 -20.3 90,293 61,561 -31.8 312,775 259,694 -17.0
Drunkenness 399,835 373,886 -6.5 13,160 8,859 -32.7 386,675 365,027 -5.6
Disorderly conduct 380,646 350,773 -7.8 105,894 89,340 -15.6 274,752 261,433 -4.8
Vagrancy 16,788 21,252 +26.6 1,674 1,490 -11.0 15,114 19,762 +30.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,261,825 2,339,901 +3.5 250,660 185,698 -25.9 2,011,165 2,154,203 +7.1
Suspicion 2,300 537 -76.7 620 86 -86.1 1,680 451 -73.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 95,950 61,953 -35.4 95,950 61,953 -35.4 - - -
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2001–2010

  • The number of persons arrested nationwide in 2010 decreased 2.9 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2001. 
  • The number of arrests for violent crimes in 2010 declined 9.6 percent when compared with arrest figures for 2001; the largest decrease (24.8 percent) was reported for forcible rape. 
  • The number of persons arrested for robbery in 2010 increased 4.5 percent when compared with 2001 arrest data. 
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes increased 3.3 percent in 2010 when compared with the number of those arrested for property crimes in 2001. However, arrests for motor vehicle thefts dropped 48.3 percent in 2010 when compared to arrests for that offense in 2001. 
  • The number of adults arrested in 2010 increased 1.0 percent when compared with the number of adults arrested in 2001. 
  • The number of juveniles arrested dropped 23.5 percent in 2010 when compared with the 2001 figure.