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Five-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2008–2012

  • In 2012, the number of males arrested decreased 14.3 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 5.8 percent when compared with figures from 2008.
  • The number of juvenile (those under age 18) males arrested in 2012 dropped 34.4 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females declined 31.8 percent when compared with the 2008 data. 
  • For the 5-year trend, the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 13.8 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses decreased 5.3 percent.
  • A comparison of arrest data for 2012 with those for 2008 showed the number of males arrested for murder decreased 14.7 percent; for females, the number of arrests decreased 9.2 percent.  
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for both genders in 2012 when compared with data for 2008. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 37.7 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 30.4 percent.