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Table 43B

Arrests

by Race, 2011 Continued

[12,023 agencies; 2011 estimated population 238,952,977]

Offense charged Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 1,123,992 738,427 359,765 15,023 10,777 100.0 65.7 32.0 1.3 1.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 650 293 351 5 1 100.0 45.1 54.0 0.8 0.2
Forcible rape 2,061 1,284 753 12 12 100.0 62.3 36.5 0.6 0.6
Robbery 18,353 5,580 12,574 81 118 100.0 30.4 68.5 0.4 0.6
Aggravated assault 31,173 17,372 13,176 376 249 100.0 55.7 42.3 1.2 0.8
Burglary 47,524 28,388 18,347 392 397 100.0 59.7 38.6 0.8 0.8
Larceny-theft 196,228 124,185 66,504 2,822 2,717 100.0 63.3 33.9 1.4 1.4
Motor vehicle theft 10,754 5,959 4,586 123 86 100.0 55.4 42.6 1.1 0.8
Arson 3,705 2,700 944 25 36 100.0 72.9 25.5 0.7 1.0
Violent crime2 52,237 24,529 26,854 474 380 100.0 47.0 51.4 0.9 0.7
Property crime2 258,211 161,232 90,381 3,362 3,236 100.0 62.4 35.0 1.3 1.3
Other assaults 144,865 85,813 56,467 1,638 947 100.0 59.2 39.0 1.1 0.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,198 790 388 5 15 100.0 65.9 32.4 0.4 1.3
Fraud 3,884 2,332 1,478 39 35 100.0 60.0 38.1 1.0 0.9
Embezzlement 322 213 102 1 6 100.0 66.1 31.7 0.3 1.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 10,253 5,798 4,270 81 104 100.0 56.5 41.6 0.8 1.0
Vandalism 51,963 39,498 11,338 691 436 100.0 76.0 21.8 1.3 0.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 21,663 13,153 8,100 160 250 100.0 60.7 37.4 0.7 1.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 760 268 483 1 8 100.0 35.3 63.6 0.1 1.1
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 9,536 6,651 2,739 77 69 100.0 69.7 28.7 0.8 0.7
Drug abuse violations 112,427 83,508 26,531 1,277 1,111 100.0 74.3 23.6 1.1 1.0
Gambling 766 93 664 2 7 100.0 12.1 86.7 0.3 0.9
Offenses against the family and children 2,702 1,882 738 66 16 100.0 69.7 27.3 2.4 0.6
Driving under the influence 7,667 7,026 417 150 74 100.0 91.6 5.4 2.0 1.0
Liquor laws 69,299 61,403 4,754 2,337 805 100.0 88.6 6.9 3.4 1.2
Drunkenness 8,706 7,578 852 206 70 100.0 87.0 9.8 2.4 0.8
Disorderly conduct 105,764 60,148 43,749 1,221 646 100.0 56.9 41.4 1.2 0.6
Vagrancy 1,406 1,026 369 6 5 100.0 73.0 26.2 0.4 0.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 201,082 139,156 57,691 2,400 1,835 100.0 69.2 28.7 1.2 0.9
Suspicion 117 59 57 0 1 100.0 50.4 48.7 0.0 0.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 59,164 36,271 21,343 829 721 100.0 61.3 36.1 1.4 1.2
  • 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 Race, 2011

  • In 2011, 69.2 percent of all individuals arrested were white, 28.4 percent were black, and 2.4 percent were of other races.
  • Of all juveniles (individuals under the age of 18) arrested in 2011 in the nation, 65.7 percent were white, 32.0 percent were black, and 2.3 percent were of other races.
  • Nearly 70 percent (69.7) of all adults (18 years of age and over) arrested in 2011 were white, 27.9 percent were black, and 2.3 percent were of other races.
  • White individuals were arrested more often for violent crimes than individuals of any other race, accounting for 59.4 percent of those arrests.
  • The percentages of white adults and black adults arrested for murder were similar, with 48.2 percent being white, and 49.4 percent being black.
  • Juveniles who were black accounted for 51.4 percent of juvenile arrests for violent crimes. 
  • Juveniles who were white accounted for 62.4 percent of juvenile arrests for property crimes.
  • Of the juveniles arrested for driving under the influence, 91.6 percent were white.
  • Juveniles who were white accounted for 72.9 percent of the persons under 18 who were arrested for arson in 2011.