Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2010

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

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 10,223,558 349,695 1,288,615 2,734,918 4,302,965 3.4 12.6 26.8 42.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,667 73 784 2,423 4,112 0.8 9.0 28.0 47.4
Forcible rape 15,586 717 2,198 4,407 6,645 4.6 14.1 28.3 42.6
Robbery 87,771 3,936 21,110 41,541 56,340 4.5 24.1 47.3 64.2
Aggravated assault 318,340 10,917 35,001 70,643 118,266 3.4 11.0 22.2 37.2
Burglary 226,325 14,019 51,298 96,454 131,178 6.2 22.7 42.6 58.0
Larceny-theft 1,002,466 63,254 223,207 393,786 528,292 6.3 22.3 39.3 52.7
Motor vehicle theft 55,426 2,465 12,268 21,847 29,800 4.4 22.1 39.4 53.8
Arson 8,806 2,105 3,578 4,511 5,326 23.9 40.6 51.2 60.5
Violent crime1 430,364 15,643 59,093 119,014 185,363 3.6 13.7 27.7 43.1
Property crime1 1,293,023 81,843 290,351 516,598 694,596 6.3 22.5 40.0 53.7
Other assaults 1,008,509 61,754 163,370 263,370 404,973 6.1 16.2 26.1 40.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,841 163 1,314 8,142 18,508 0.3 2.2 13.4 30.4
Fraud 144,956 756 4,585 17,886 36,987 0.5 3.2 12.3 25.5
Embezzlement 13,020 19 349 2,565 5,054 0.1 2.7 19.7 38.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,313 2,561 11,608 25,137 36,988 3.4 15.6 33.8 49.8
Vandalism 197,850 23,470 60,591 92,266 121,079 11.9 30.6 46.6 61.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 123,719 8,170 24,518 45,824 66,754 6.6 19.8 37.0 54.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 48,281 91 804 6,240 14,013 0.2 1.7 12.9 29.0
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 56,332 4,896 10,147 16,403 22,596 8.7 18.0 29.1 40.1
Drug abuse violations 1,273,963 23,016 132,921 369,087 597,307 1.8 10.4 29.0 46.9
Gambling 7,533 118 1,040 2,511 3,710 1.6 13.8 33.3 49.2
Offenses against the family and children 85,213 964 2,982 8,050 18,047 1.1 3.5 9.4 21.2
Driving under the influence 1,087,987 171 9,352 92,928 289,332 * 0.9 8.5 26.6
Liquor laws 400,608 7,451 75,889 277,354 305,497 1.9 18.9 69.2 76.3
Drunkenness 442,392 1,231 10,030 48,446 119,078 0.3 2.3 11.0 26.9
Disorderly conduct 482,991 44,481 121,276 180,586 254,110 9.2 25.1 37.4 52.6
Vagrancy 24,839 474 1,690 4,934 7,531 1.9 6.8 19.9 30.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,892,023 54,165 232,702 563,423 1,027,116 1.9 8.0 19.5 35.5
Suspicion 904 25 106 257 429 2.8 11.7 28.4 47.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 73,897 18,233 73,897 73,897 73,897 24.7 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Arrests, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2010

  • In 2010, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 42.1 percent of all arrestees. Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 43.1 percent of all arrests for violent crime. Among the violent crimes, this age group accounted for 47.4 percent of all arrests for murder, and 64.2 percent of arrests for robbery. 
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 53.7 percent of all arrests for property crime. Among the property crimes, this age group accounted for 58.0 percent of arrests for burglary, and 60.5 percent of arrests for arson. 
  • In 2010, 23.9 percent of all persons arrested for arson were under the age of 15, and 51.2 percent were under the age of 21 years. 
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 25 comprised 46.9 percent of all arrests made for drug abuse violations.