Table 38

Arrests

by Age, 2010

[12,222 agencies; 2010 estimated population 240,103,394]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Ages
under 15
Ages
under 18
Ages 18
and over
Under
10
10-12 13-14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 and
over
TOTAL 10,223,558 349,695 1,288,615 8,934,943 8,205 75,408 266,082 244,042 317,280 377,598 468,670 499,103 478,530 437,741 400,218 373,511 356,577 1,517,930 1,118,681 868,570 791,328 715,851 481,553 242,547 108,665 75,468
Total percent distribution1 100.0 3.4 12.6 87.4 0.1 0.7 2.6 2.4 3.1 3.7 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.5 14.8 10.9 8.5 7.7 7.0 4.7 2.4 1.1 0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,667 73 784 7,883 0 7 66 119 239 353 543 581 515 523 426 393 347 1,430 938 643 469 418 292 180 95 90
Forcible rape 15,586 717 2,198 13,388 7 195 515 393 505 583 730 787 692 686 552 534 466 2,123 1,682 1,514 1,240 1,012 652 340 200 178
Robbery 87,771 3,936 21,110 66,661 36 558 3,342 4,179 6,052 6,943 7,724 6,938 5,769 4,751 3,894 3,318 2,836 10,827 6,689 4,553 3,875 2,970 1,546 647 225 99
Aggravated assault 318,340 10,917 35,001 283,339 302 2,849 7,766 6,355 8,245 9,484 11,378 12,065 12,199 12,710 12,077 11,609 11,227 50,899 38,920 30,025 26,832 23,505 15,392 7,626 3,794 3,081
Burglary 226,325 14,019 51,298 175,027 438 3,024 10,557 9,832 12,539 14,908 17,244 15,315 12,597 10,622 8,861 7,896 7,345 28,587 19,461 14,373 12,881 10,375 5,940 2,252 851 427
Larceny-theft 1,002,466 63,254 223,207 779,259 1,097 14,001 48,156 43,189 54,510 62,254 66,064 56,984 47,531 39,961 34,635 30,887 29,023 121,393 88,339 69,742 65,086 57,350 37,858 18,986 8,692 6,728
Motor vehicle theft 55,426 2,465 12,268 43,158 20 273 2,172 2,707 3,443 3,653 3,798 3,176 2,605 2,269 2,021 1,872 1,791 7,663 5,650 4,150 3,476 2,533 1,322 537 181 114
Arson 8,806 2,105 3,578 5,228 204 726 1,175 588 452 433 355 295 283 243 214 185 173 757 674 457 459 492 304 173 99 65
Violent crime2 430,364 15,643 59,093 371,271 345 3,609 11,689 11,046 15,041 17,363 20,375 20,371 19,175 18,670 16,949 15,854 14,876 65,279 48,229 36,735 32,416 27,905 17,882 8,793 4,314 3,448
Violent crime percent distribution1 100.0 3.6 13.7 86.3 0.1 0.8 2.7 2.6 3.5 4.0 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.5 15.2 11.2 8.5 7.5 6.5 4.2 2.0 1.0 0.8
Property crime2 1,293,023 81,843 290,351 1,002,672 1,759 18,024 62,060 56,316 70,944 81,248 87,461 75,770 63,016 53,095 45,731 40,840 38,332 158,400 114,124 88,722 81,902 70,750 45,424 21,948 9,823 7,334
Property crime percent distribution1 100.0 6.3 22.5 77.5 0.1 1.4 4.8 4.4 5.5 6.3 6.8 5.9 4.9 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 12.3 8.8 6.9 6.3 5.5 3.5 1.7 0.8 0.6
Other assaults 1,008,509 61,754 163,370 845,139 1,750 16,329 43,675 31,534 35,546 34,536 32,388 33,398 34,214 37,215 36,052 34,773 33,563 150,766 117,254 94,565 84,132 72,242 45,331 21,460 9,742 8,044
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,841 163 1,314 59,527 5 31 127 173 304 674 1,663 2,358 2,807 2,540 2,581 2,642 2,603 11,730 9,371 6,988 5,580 4,339 2,504 1,107 453 261
Fraud 144,956 756 4,585 140,371 20 117 619 690 1,203 1,936 3,403 4,725 5,173 4,764 4,828 4,728 4,781 23,806 21,537 18,715 15,726 12,578 7,996 4,169 2,016 1,426
Embezzlement 13,020 19 349 12,671 0 1 18 20 80 230 584 804 828 730 630 572 557 1,962 1,486 1,344 1,156 850 614 320 166 68
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,313 2,561 11,608 62,705 46 414 2,101 2,335 3,069 3,643 4,973 4,621 3,935 3,602 2,983 2,665 2,601 10,968 8,045 5,786 4,922 3,853 2,213 935 356 247
Vandalism 197,850 23,470 60,591 137,259 1,091 6,369 16,010 11,416 12,822 12,883 12,098 10,397 9,180 8,684 7,505 6,565 6,059 23,568 15,710 11,040 9,522 7,900 4,823 2,254 1,040 914
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 123,719 8,170 24,518 99,201 418 2,202 5,550 4,331 5,434 6,583 7,550 7,411 6,345 5,934 5,478 4,911 4,607 18,450 11,749 7,684 6,067 5,281 3,714 2,034 1,094 892
Prostitution and commercialized vice 48,281 91 804 47,477 1 5 85 112 208 393 1,392 1,885 2,159 2,068 2,097 1,830 1,778 7,691 6,262 5,858 5,486 4,600 2,435 1,040 472 424
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 56,332 4,896 10,147 46,185 181 1,392 3,323 1,738 1,767 1,746 2,303 2,110 1,843 1,854 1,625 1,445 1,269 5,969 5,338 4,798 4,770 4,415 3,336 2,133 1,389 1,588
Drug abuse violations 1,273,963 23,016 132,921 1,141,042 152 2,799 20,065 23,223 35,320 51,362 78,870 81,842 75,454 66,334 58,533 53,265 50,088 205,638 140,490 97,100 83,584 72,150 46,057 20,732 7,651 3,254
Gambling 7,533 118 1,040 6,493 1 5 112 161 305 456 501 507 463 371 298 288 242 883 598 461 505 375 437 229 159 176
Offenses against the family and children 85,213 964 2,982 82,231 50 222 692 556 717 745 1,483 1,698 1,887 2,290 2,372 2,580 2,755 14,803 14,692 12,477 10,373 7,615 4,262 1,795 678 471
Driving under the influence 1,087,987 171 9,352 1,078,635 25 20 126 335 2,141 6,705 19,764 29,313 34,499 50,104 49,872 48,905 47,523 198,928 140,950 111,499 102,248 98,081 70,997 40,360 21,013 14,579
Liquor laws 400,608 7,451 75,889 324,719 54 653 6,744 11,353 21,337 35,748 65,538 73,739 62,188 10,469 7,346 5,570 4,758 17,850 13,222 11,794 13,734 15,094 12,138 6,685 2,931 1,663
Drunkenness 442,392 1,231 10,030 432,362 19 88 1,124 1,659 2,357 4,783 11,511 13,333 13,572 20,295 18,149 16,586 15,602 66,140 49,173 41,725 45,697 50,741 38,159 19,690 7,913 4,076
Disorderly conduct 482,991 44,481 121,276 361,715 616 10,720 33,145 24,762 26,675 25,358 21,257 19,305 18,748 22,141 19,131 16,686 15,566 58,233 40,419 31,512 29,816 29,909 20,695 10,195 4,617 3,485
Vagrancy 24,839 474 1,690 23,149 6 66 402 404 474 338 1,162 1,134 948 765 671 604 557 2,461 1,989 2,005 2,542 3,192 2,713 1,506 567 333
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,892,023 54,165 232,702 2,659,321 1,422 9,477 43,266 45,685 60,060 72,792 94,346 114,338 122,037 125,767 117,348 112,156 108,422 474,259 357,948 277,672 251,097 223,940 149,797 75,149 32,263 22,782
Suspicion 904 25 106 798 1 1 23 15 33 33 48 44 59 49 39 46 38 146 95 90 53 41 26 13 8 3
Curfew and loitering law violations 73,897 18,233 73,897 - 243 2,864 15,126 16,178 21,443 18,043 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Age, 2010  

  • In 2010, 87.4 percent of all individuals arrested were adults (18 years of age and over). 
  • Adults comprised 86.3 percent of the arrests for violent crimes and 77.5 percent of the arrests for property crimes. 
  • Nearly 90 percent (89.6) of persons arrested for drug abuse violations were adults. 
  • In 2010, 40.6 percent of persons arrested for arson were juveniles. More than half (58.8 percent) of juveniles arrested for arson were under age 15.