Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2006–2010

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2006 2010 Percent
change
2006 2010 Percent
change
2006 2010 Percent
change
2006 2010 Percent
change
TOTAL1 7,511,192 6,677,859 -11.1 1,074,248 816,646 -24.0 2,318,024 2,271,525 -2.0 405,094 337,450 -16.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,894 6,729 -14.8 807 591 -26.8 959 799 -16.7 39 66 +69.2
Forcible rape 15,962 13,920 -12.8 2,407 1,989 -17.4 203 143 -29.6 44 44 0.0
Robbery 76,953 67,952 -11.7 22,218 17,196 -22.6 9,856 9,578 -2.8 2,320 1,858 -19.9
Aggravated assault 246,604 219,446 -11.0 32,446 23,273 -28.3 64,165 62,274 -2.9 9,861 7,361 -25.4
Burglary 179,301 171,367 -4.4 51,090 40,173 -21.4 30,774 31,775 +3.3 6,511 5,500 -15.5
Larceny-theft 471,341 495,513 +5.1 117,126 108,601 -7.3 287,933 387,954 +34.7 81,371 91,053 +11.9
Motor vehicle theft 75,908 41,395 -45.5 19,655 9,380 -52.3 16,293 8,825 -45.8 3,988 1,785 -55.2
Arson 9,660 6,757 -30.1 4,965 2,914 -41.3 1,948 1,411 -27.6 780 441 -43.5
Violent crime2 347,413 308,047 -11.3 57,878 43,049 -25.6 75,183 72,794 -3.2 12,264 9,329 -23.9
Property crime2 736,210 715,032 -2.9 192,836 161,068 -16.5 336,948 429,965 +27.6 92,650 98,779 +6.6
Other assaults 673,130 651,068 -3.3 114,674 93,252 -18.7 226,057 239,288 +5.9 57,929 50,561 -12.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,254 31,639 -28.5 1,607 853 -46.9 29,484 19,300 -34.5 830 316 -61.9
Fraud 110,841 76,246 -31.2 3,685 2,789 -24.3 91,555 55,432 -39.5 1,924 1,461 -24.1
Embezzlement 6,556 5,504 -16.0 537 186 -65.4 7,391 5,769 -21.9 439 131 -70.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 69,387 53,154 -23.4 13,056 8,838 -32.3 16,129 13,051 -19.1 2,173 1,732 -20.3
Vandalism 176,980 145,401 -17.8 72,893 47,033 -35.5 35,157 33,545 -4.6 10,932 8,009 -26.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 124,972 100,169 -19.8 29,501 19,734 -33.1 11,043 9,145 -17.2 3,328 2,319 -30.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 18,776 12,085 -35.6 270 130 -51.9 31,368 25,947 -17.3 790 541 -31.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 54,029 46,610 -13.7 10,040 8,201 -18.3 5,158 3,765 -27.0 1,093 938 -14.2
Drug abuse violations 1,047,464 912,088 -12.9 115,277 100,056 -13.2 246,552 215,827 -12.5 21,923 19,871 -9.4
Gambling 7,443 5,903 -20.7 1,485 889 -40.1 585 545 -6.8 42 13 -69.0
Offenses against the family and children 67,676 56,616 -16.3 2,254 1,682 -25.4 21,711 19,140 -11.8 1,439 885 -38.5
Driving under the influence 787,736 716,398 -9.1 10,426 6,226 -40.3 199,016 221,778 +11.4 3,174 2,107 -33.6
Liquor laws 321,904 256,309 -20.4 63,867 42,649 -33.2 121,756 104,313 -14.3 36,503 26,887 -26.3
Drunkenness 336,923 322,054 -4.4 8,748 6,466 -26.1 62,295 68,166 +9.4 2,998 2,424 -19.1
Disorderly conduct 361,726 308,868 -14.6 96,260 70,499 -26.8 127,710 118,106 -7.5 46,550 36,541 -21.5
Vagrancy 18,793 17,801 -5.3 2,527 1,246 -50.7 5,638 4,328 -23.2 1,111 356 -68.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,123,239 1,889,330 -11.0 200,687 154,263 -23.1 633,305 591,322 -6.6 73,019 54,251 -25.7
Suspicion 1,276 498 -61.0 231 68 -70.6 363 140 -61.4 66 22 -66.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 75,740 47,537 -37.2 75,740 47,537 -37.2 33,983 19,999 -41.1 33,983 19,999 -41.1
  • 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, by Sex, 2006–2010

  • In 2010, the number of males arrested decreased 11.1 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 2.0 percent when compared with figures from 2006. 
  • The number of juvenile males (those under age 18) arrested in 2010 dropped 24.0 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females declined 16.7 percent when compared with the 2006 data. 
  • For the 5-year trend, the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 11.3 percent and the number of females arrested for these offenses decreased 3.2 percent. 
  • A comparison of arrest data for 2010 with those for 2006 showed the number of males arrested for murder decreased 14.8 percent, and for females, the number of arrests decreased 16.7 percent. 
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased in both genders in 2010 when compared with data for 2006. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 25.6 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 23.9 percent. 
  • The 5-year trend indicated that the number of males arrested for property crimes declined 2.9 percent, but the number of females arrested for property crimes increased 27.6 percent. 
  • Arrests of juvenile males for property crimes in 2010 declined 16.5 percent when compared with the 2006 number, but arrests of juvenile females for property crimes during the same comparison period increased 6.6 percent.