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Table 43C

Arrests

by Race, 2011 Continued

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

Offense charged Arrests 18 and over 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 8,375,733 5,839,706 2,337,774 127,399 70,854 100.0 69.7 27.9 1.5 0.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,691 3,707 3,798 100 86 100.0 48.2 49.4 1.3 1.1
Forcible rape 12,550 8,220 4,058 158 114 100.0 65.5 32.3 1.3 0.9
Robbery 64,083 29,863 33,253 538 429 100.0 46.6 51.9 0.8 0.7
Aggravated assault 274,047 177,609 89,421 4,164 2,853 100.0 64.8 32.6 1.5 1.0
Burglary 180,375 123,546 53,897 1,703 1,229 100.0 68.5 29.9 0.9 0.7
Larceny-theft 781,515 546,583 214,693 12,300 7,939 100.0 69.9 27.5 1.6 1.0
Motor vehicle theft 40,148 26,616 12,664 535 333 100.0 66.3 31.5 1.3 0.8
Arson 5,260 3,779 1,358 82 41 100.0 71.8 25.8 1.6 0.8
Violent crime2 358,371 219,399 130,530 4,960 3,482 100.0 61.2 36.4 1.4 1.0
Property crime2 1,007,298 700,524 282,612 14,620 9,542 100.0 69.5 28.1 1.5 0.9
Other assaults 807,556 539,517 247,616 13,237 7,186 100.0 66.8 30.7 1.6 0.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 52,593 34,449 17,307 290 547 100.0 65.5 32.9 0.6 1.0
Fraud 123,780 82,587 39,143 1,101 949 100.0 66.7 31.6 0.9 0.8
Embezzlement 12,132 7,942 3,930 64 196 100.0 65.5 32.4 0.5 1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 61,474 41,636 18,921 461 456 100.0 67.7 30.8 0.7 0.7
Vandalism 130,519 93,352 33,717 2,338 1,112 100.0 71.5 25.8 1.8 0.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 96,157 55,300 39,415 699 743 100.0 57.5 41.0 0.7 0.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 43,330 23,287 18,744 254 1,045 100.0 53.7 43.3 0.6 2.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 43,355 31,771 10,450 652 482 100.0 73.3 24.1 1.5 1.1
Drug abuse violations 1,059,439 700,056 344,717 6,998 7,668 100.0 66.1 32.5 0.7 0.7
Gambling 5,741 1,844 3,687 38 172 100.0 32.1 64.2 0.7 3.0
Offenses against the family and children 84,884 55,091 27,445 1,782 566 100.0 64.9 32.3 2.1 0.7
Driving under the influence 916,543 781,149 111,063 13,468 10,863 100.0 85.2 12.1 1.5 1.2
Liquor laws 311,364 250,703 46,692 10,559 3,410 100.0 80.5 15.0 3.4 1.1
Drunkenness 405,017 331,441 63,416 7,413 2,747 100.0 81.8 15.7 1.8 0.7
Disorderly conduct 341,437 221,383 110,091 7,550 2,413 100.0 64.8 32.2 2.2 0.7
Vagrancy 20,969 11,963 8,425 441 140 100.0 57.1 40.2 2.1 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,492,741 1,655,737 779,404 40,469 17,131 100.0 66.4 31.3 1.6 0.7
Suspicion 1,033 575 449 5 4 100.0 55.7 43.5 0.5 0.4
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
  • 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.