Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2010

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

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 10,223,558 7,621,103 2,602,455 74.5 25.5 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,667 7,726 941 89.1 10.9 0.1 0.1 *
Forcible rape 15,586 15,419 167 98.9 1.1 0.2 0.2 *
Robbery 87,771 77,077 10,694 87.8 12.2 0.9 1.0 0.4
Aggravated assault 318,340 246,297 72,043 77.4 22.6 3.1 3.2 2.8
Burglary 226,325 191,663 34,662 84.7 15.3 2.2 2.5 1.3
Larceny-theft 1,002,466 562,812 439,654 56.1 43.9 9.8 7.4 16.9
Motor vehicle theft 55,426 45,721 9,705 82.5 17.5 0.5 0.6 0.4
Arson 8,806 7,271 1,535 82.6 17.4 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime2 430,364 346,519 83,845 80.5 19.5 4.2 4.5 3.2
Property crime2 1,293,023 807,467 485,556 62.4 37.6 12.6 10.6 18.7
Other assaults 1,008,509 737,206 271,303 73.1 26.9 9.9 9.7 10.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,841 37,984 22,857 62.4 37.6 0.6 0.5 0.9
Fraud 144,956 84,840 60,116 58.5 41.5 1.4 1.1 2.3
Embezzlement 13,020 6,446 6,574 49.5 50.5 0.1 0.1 0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,313 59,637 14,676 80.3 19.7 0.7 0.8 0.6
Vandalism 197,850 160,376 37,474 81.1 18.9 1.9 2.1 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 123,719 113,315 10,404 91.6 8.4 1.2 1.5 0.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 48,281 15,095 33,186 31.3 68.7 0.5 0.2 1.3
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 56,332 51,996 4,336 92.3 7.7 0.6 0.7 0.2
Drug abuse violations 1,273,963 1,030,078 243,885 80.9 19.1 12.5 13.5 9.4
Gambling 7,533 6,831 702 90.7 9.3 0.1 0.1 *
Offenses against the family and children 85,213 63,710 21,503 74.8 25.2 0.8 0.8 0.8
Driving under the influence 1,087,987 830,026 257,961 76.3 23.7 10.6 10.9 9.9
Liquor laws 400,608 286,311 114,297 71.5 28.5 3.9 3.8 4.4
Drunkenness 442,392 365,981 76,411 82.7 17.3 4.3 4.8 2.9
Disorderly conduct 482,991 348,958 134,033 72.2 27.8 4.7 4.6 5.2
Vagrancy 24,839 19,902 4,937 80.1 19.9 0.2 0.3 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,892,023 2,195,691 696,332 75.9 24.1 28.3 28.8 26.8
Suspicion 904 693 211 76.7 23.3 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 73,897 52,041 21,856 70.4 29.6 0.7 0.7 0.8
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Arrests, by Sex, 2010

  • In 2010, 74.5 percent of all arrestees were males. 
  • Males accounted for 80.5 percent of the arrests for violent crimes. 
  • Of persons arrested for property crimes, 62.4 percent were males. 
  • Males comprised of 89.1 percent of all persons arrested for murder in 2010. 
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 80.9 percent were males. 
  • Females accounted for 43.9 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2010.