Table 34

Five-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2006–2010

[10,062 agencies; 2010 estimated population 212,437,594; 2006 estimated population 206,552,492]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2006 2010 Percent
change
2006 2010 Percent
change
2006 2010 Percent
change
TOTAL1 9,829,216 8,949,384 -9.0 1,479,342 1,154,096 -22.0 8,349,874 7,795,288 -6.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,853 7,528 -15.0 846 657 -22.3 8,007 6,871 -14.2
Forcible rape 16,165 14,063 -13.0 2,451 2,033 -17.1 13,714 12,030 -12.3
Robbery 86,809 77,530 -10.7 24,538 19,054 -22.3 62,271 58,476 -6.1
Aggravated assault 310,769 281,720 -9.3 42,307 30,634 -27.6 268,462 251,086 -6.5
Burglary 210,075 203,142 -3.3 57,601 45,673 -20.7 152,474 157,469 +3.3
Larceny-theft 759,274 883,467 +16.4 198,497 199,654 +0.6 560,777 683,813 +21.9
Motor vehicle theft 92,201 50,220 -45.5 23,643 11,165 -52.8 68,558 39,055 -43.0
Arson 11,608 8,168 -29.6 5,745 3,355 -41.6 5,863 4,813 -17.9
Violent crime2 422,596 380,841 -9.9 70,142 52,378 -25.3 352,454 328,463 -6.8
Property crime2 1,073,158 1,144,997 +6.7 285,486 259,847 -9.0 787,672 885,150 +12.4
Other assaults 899,187 890,356 -1.0 172,603 143,813 -16.7 726,584 746,543 +2.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 73,738 50,939 -30.9 2,437 1,169 -52.0 71,301 49,770 -30.2
Fraud 202,396 131,678 -34.9 5,609 4,250 -24.2 196,787 127,428 -35.2
Embezzlement 13,947 11,273 -19.2 976 317 -67.5 12,971 10,956 -15.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 85,516 66,205 -22.6 15,229 10,570 -30.6 70,287 55,635 -20.8
Vandalism 212,137 178,946 -15.6 83,825 55,042 -34.3 128,312 123,904 -3.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 136,015 109,314 -19.6 32,829 22,053 -32.8 103,186 87,261 -15.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 50,144 38,032 -24.2 1,060 671 -36.7 49,084 37,361 -23.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 59,187 50,375 -14.9 11,133 9,139 -17.9 48,054 41,236 -14.2
Drug abuse violations 1,294,016 1,127,915 -12.8 137,200 119,927 -12.6 1,156,816 1,007,988 -12.9
Gambling 8,028 6,448 -19.7 1,527 902 -40.9 6,501 5,546 -14.7
Offenses against the family and children 89,387 75,756 -15.2 3,693 2,567 -30.5 85,694 73,189 -14.6
Driving under the influence 986,752 938,176 -4.9 13,600 8,333 -38.7 973,152 929,843 -4.5
Liquor laws 443,660 360,622 -18.7 100,370 69,536 -30.7 343,290 291,086 -15.2
Drunkenness 399,218 390,220 -2.3 11,746 8,890 -24.3 387,472 381,330 -1.6
Disorderly conduct 489,436 426,974 -12.8 142,810 107,040 -25.0 346,626 319,934 -7.7
Vagrancy 24,431 22,129 -9.4 3,638 1,602 -56.0 20,793 20,527 -1.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,756,544 2,480,652 -10.0 273,706 208,514 -23.8 2,482,838 2,272,138 -8.5
Suspicion 1,639 638 -61.1 297 90 -69.7 1,342 548 -59.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 109,723 67,536 -38.4 109,723 67,536 -38.4 - - -
  • 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2006–2010

  • Overall, the number of persons arrested in 2010 decreased 9.0 percent from the number of those arrested in 2006. The number of adults arrested declined 6.6 percent, and the number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested fell 22.0 percent. 
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes in 2010 declined 9.9 percent when compared with the 2006 number. Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased 25.3 percent for the same comparison period, and arrests of adults decreased 6.8 percent. 
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes in 2010 increased 6.7 percent when compared with 2006 data. Arrests of adults for property crimes increased 12.4 percent, but arrests of juveniles decreased 9.0 percent. 
  • Arrests for robberies declined 10.7 percent in 2010 when compared to the 2006 data. Arrests of adults for robbery offenses decreased 6.1 percent, and arrests of juveniles declined 22.3 percent for the same years of comparison. 
  • Arrests of persons for larceny-theft increased 16.4 percent in 2010 when compared with data for 2006. Arrests of adults for larceny-theft rose 21.9 percent, and arrests of juveniles for this offense increased 0.6 percent. 
  • Arrests of persons for motor vehicle theft in 2010 dropped 45.5 percent when compared with the number of arrests made for this offense in 2006. Arrests of juveniles for motor vehicle theft fell 52.8 percent, and arrests of adults decreased 43.0 percent.