Table 33

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2001–2010

[8,726 agencies; 2010 estimated population 194,771,628; 2009 estimated population 180,336,272]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2001 2010 Percent
change
2001 2010 Percent
change
2001 2010 Percent
change
2001 2010 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,568,579 6,122,413 -6.8 998,238 733,955 -26.5 1,899,440 2,099,055 +10.5 362,657 306,498 -15.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,011 6,276 -10.5 738 561 -24.0 1,060 751 -29.2 84 66 -21.4
Forcible rape 16,552 12,475 -24.6 2,748 1,793 -34.8 193 113 -41.5 40 28 -30.0
Robbery 61,315 62,383 +1.7 14,556 15,091 +3.7 6,978 9,010 +29.1 1,390 1,750 +25.9
Aggravated assault 243,381 208,367 -14.4 31,502 21,276 -32.5 61,311 60,145 -1.9 9,500 6,885 -27.5
Burglary 158,422 159,813 +0.9 50,286 37,216 -26.0 25,654 30,627 +19.4 7,043 5,262 -25.3
Larceny-theft 468,276 454,079 -3.0 138,056 99,440 -28.0 272,887 359,414 +31.7 88,961 84,714 -4.8
Motor vehicle theft 71,385 36,238 -49.2 22,939 7,846 -65.8 13,918 7,887 -43.3 4,768 1,560 -67.3
Arson 9,369 6,237 -33.4 5,254 2,720 -48.2 1,690 1,277 -24.4 648 412 -36.4
Violent crime2 328,259 289,501 -11.8 49,544 38,721 -21.8 69,542 70,019 +0.7 11,014 8,729 -20.7
Property crime2 707,452 656,367 -7.2 216,535 147,222 -32.0 314,149 399,205 +27.1 101,420 91,948 -9.3
Other assaults 624,982 603,501 -3.4 102,570 86,903 -15.3 194,814 226,024 +16.0 47,612 47,517 -0.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,623 29,878 -31.5 2,457 761 -69.0 29,625 17,967 -39.4 1,392 285 -79.5
Fraud 116,414 69,079 -40.7 3,666 2,360 -35.6 100,089 51,685 -48.4 1,912 1,274 -33.4
Embezzlement 6,940 5,538 -20.2 763 180 -76.4 6,750 5,763 -14.6 545 130 -76.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 62,888 50,045 -20.4 14,109 8,240 -41.6 12,664 12,229 -3.4 2,385 1,610 -32.5
Vandalism 144,703 131,349 -9.2 59,745 43,037 -28.0 27,876 30,319 +8.8 9,026 7,289 -19.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 91,440 89,693 -1.9 20,676 17,607 -14.8 8,283 8,374 +1.1 2,432 2,108 -13.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 16,245 10,844 -33.2 255 112 -56.1 31,011 25,961 -16.3 627 542 -13.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 52,815 42,833 -18.9 10,982 7,346 -33.1 4,448 3,256 -26.8 903 710 -21.4
Drug abuse violations 786,831 816,307 +3.7 103,696 89,066 -14.1 174,225 198,076 +13.7 19,990 18,098 -9.5
Gambling 4,365 2,614 -40.1 376 234 -37.8 548 432 -21.2 26 10 -61.5
Offenses against the family and children 68,431 52,116 -23.8 3,881 1,468 -62.2 20,097 17,455 -13.1 2,216 807 -63.6
Driving under the influence 715,610 639,291 -10.7 10,287 5,424 -47.3 144,788 196,727 +35.9 2,222 1,814 -18.4
Liquor laws 307,444 230,230 -25.1 61,056 38,030 -37.7 95,624 91,025 -4.8 29,237 23,531 -19.5
Drunkenness 344,649 308,784 -10.4 10,348 6,503 -37.2 55,186 65,102 +18.0 2,812 2,356 -16.2
Disorderly conduct 287,509 251,193 -12.6 74,442 58,055 -22.0 93,137 99,580 +6.9 31,452 31,285 -0.5
Vagrancy 13,512 16,981 +25.7 1,305 1,142 -12.5 3,276 4,271 +30.4 369 348 -5.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,777,951 1,782,491 +0.3 185,029 137,766 -25.5 483,874 557,410 +15.2 65,631 47,932 -27.0
Suspicion 1,772 427 -75.9 407 68 -83.3 528 110 -79.2 213 18 -91.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 66,516 43,778 -34.2 66,516 43,778 -34.2 29,434 18,175 -38.3 29,434 18,175 -38.3
  • 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, by Sex, 2001–2010 

  • In 2010, the number of males arrested declined 6.8 percent when compared with data for 2001, but the number of females arrested rose 10.5 percent for the same comparison period. 
  • Arrests of juvenile males (persons under age 18) dropped 26.5 percent and arrests of juvenile females decreased 15.5 percent when data for 2010 were compared with statistics for 2001. 
  • The number of males arrested for violent crimes in 2010 decreased 11.8 percent from the number arrested in 2001, but the number of females arrested for violent crimes increased 0.7 percent. 
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes declined in both genders in 2010 when compared with data for 2001. The number of arrests of juvenile males decreased 21.8 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females decreased 20.7 percent. 
  • A comparison of data for 2010 and 2001 showed that the number of males arrested for property crimes in 2010 declined 7.2 percent from the number arrested in 2001, but the number of females arrested for property crimes rose 27.1 percent. 
  • Arrests of juvenile males for property crimes decreased 32.0 percent, and arrests of juvenile females for property crimes decreased 9.3 percent when data for 2010 were compared with data for 2001.