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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2003–2012

  • The number of persons arrested nationwide in 2012 decreased 9.1 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2003.
  • The number of arrests for violent crimes in 2012 declined 12.8 percent when compared with arrest figures for 2003; the largest decrease (29.2 percent) was reported for forcible rape.
  • All categories of violent crime decreased in 2012 when compared with 2003 arrest data.
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes increased 2.9 percent in 2012 when compared with the number of those arrested for property crimes in 2003. However, arrests for motor vehicle thefts dropped 51.1 percent in 2012 when compared to arrests for that offense in 2003.
  • The number of adults arrested in 2012 decreased 3.9 percent when compared with the number of adults arrested in 2003.
  • The number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested dropped 37.2 percent in 2012 when compared with the 2003 figure.