Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2013

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(11,951 agencies;
population 245,741,701)
Total cities
(8,659 cities;
population 167,355,619)
Group I
(65 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 44,412,487)
Group II
(179 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 26,521,279)
Group III
(405 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 28,114,457)
Group IV
(728 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 25,113,552)
Group V
(1,520 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 24,115,753)
Group VI
(5,762 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,078,091)
Metropolitan counties
(1,374 agencies;
population 57,208,460)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,918 agencies;
population 21,177,622)
Suburban areas1
(6,631 agencies;
population 111,178,219)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 9,069,148 3,690.5 6,663,998 3,981.9 1,790,769 4,032.1 1,007,570 3,799.1 1,015,895 3,613.4 921,571 3,669.6 967,480 4,011.8 960,713 5,035.7 1,699,763 2,971.2 705,387 3,330.8 3,757,710 3,379.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,401 3.4 6,167 3.7 2,893 6.5 1,073 4.0 767 2.7 566 2.3 510 2.1 358 1.9 1,609 2.8 625 3.0 2,583 2.3
Rape3 13,617 5.5 9,956 5.9 3,436 7.7 1,367 5.2 1,465 5.2 1,194 4.8 1,341 5.6 1,153 6.0 2,448 4.3 1,213 5.7 4,987 4.5
Robbery 78,753 32.0 67,460 40.3 30,787 69.3 11,109 41.9 9,552 34.0 6,849 27.3 5,664 23.5 3,499 18.3 9,895 17.3 1,398 6.6 22,956 20.6
Aggravated assault 292,007 118.8 219,822 131.4 78,261 176.2 37,749 142.3 34,210 121.7 24,731 98.5 24,323 100.9 20,548 107.7 55,491 97.0 16,694 78.8 105,852 95.2
Burglary 203,709 82.9 149,031 89.1 41,146 92.6 27,384 103.3 26,131 92.9 19,069 75.9 19,019 78.9 16,282 85.3 39,089 68.3 15,589 73.6 78,750 70.8
Larceny-theft 996,495 405.5 833,302 497.9 190,742 429.5 127,400 480.4 138,899 494.0 139,078 553.8 136,967 568.0 100,216 525.3 130,963 228.9 32,230 152.2 408,402 367.3
Motor vehicle theft 52,507 21.4 38,841 23.2 14,484 32.6 7,238 27.3 5,701 20.3 3,970 15.8 3,781 15.7 3,667 19.2 10,155 17.8 3,511 16.6 18,458 16.6
Arson 8,413 3.4 6,542 3.9 1,477 3.3 1,451 5.5 1,063 3.8 824 3.3 806 3.3 921 4.8 1,346 2.4 525 2.5 3,198 2.9
Violent crime4 392,778 159.8 303,405 181.3 115,377 259.8 51,298 193.4 45,994 163.6 33,340 132.8 31,838 132.0 25,558 134.0 69,443 121.4 19,930 94.1 136,378 122.7
Property crime4 1,261,124 513.2 1,027,716 614.1 247,849 558.1 163,473 616.4 171,794 611.1 162,941 648.8 160,573 665.8 121,086 634.7 181,553 317.4 51,855 244.9 508,808 457.7
Other assaults 885,822 360.5 666,195 398.1 192,868 434.3 105,694 398.5 104,566 371.9 91,501 364.3 90,034 373.3 81,532 427.4 161,057 281.5 58,570 276.6 346,497 311.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 48,826 19.9 35,960 21.5 8,738 19.7 5,275 19.9 5,620 20.0 5,334 21.2 5,775 23.9 5,218 27.4 9,949 17.4 2,917 13.8 21,671 19.5
Fraud 113,510 46.2 75,435 45.1 15,282 34.4 9,951 37.5 11,579 41.2 12,116 48.2 12,356 51.2 14,151 74.2 26,370 46.1 11,705 55.3 53,643 48.2
Embezzlement 12,664 5.2 9,682 5.8 2,172 4.9 1,632 6.2 1,599 5.7 1,606 6.4 1,602 6.6 1,071 5.6 2,410 4.2 572 2.7 5,443 4.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,792 30.4 55,382 33.1 14,169 31.9 8,918 33.6 10,627 37.8 8,607 34.3 7,611 31.6 5,450 28.6 15,187 26.5 4,223 19.9 32,653 29.4
Vandalism 162,068 66.0 124,734 74.5 33,186 74.7 18,734 70.6 19,832 70.5 18,296 72.9 17,677 73.3 17,009 89.2 28,264 49.4 9,070 42.8 66,003 59.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 112,673 45.9 87,816 52.5 35,012 78.8 13,773 51.9 12,086 43.0 9,217 36.7 8,352 34.6 9,376 49.1 18,544 32.4 6,313 29.8 38,920 35.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 42,110 17.1 38,619 23.1 27,641 62.2 4,699 17.7 2,560 9.1 1,938 7.7 1,123 4.7 658 3.4 3,338 5.8 153 0.7 6,612 5.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 46,832 19.1 33,349 19.9 11,587 26.1 4,831 18.2 4,857 17.3 4,249 16.9 3,962 16.4 3,863 20.2 9,740 17.0 3,743 17.7 18,565 16.7
Drug abuse violations 1,209,661 492.2 880,503 526.1 276,253 622.0 131,482 495.8 134,791 479.4 112,495 447.9 110,404 457.8 115,078 603.2 238,806 417.4 90,352 426.6 495,730 445.9
Gambling 5,089 2.1 4,225 2.5 3,124 7.0 278 1.0 169 0.6 94 0.4 169 0.7 391 2.0 724 1.3 140 0.7 996 0.9
Offenses against the family and children 78,812 32.1 37,350 22.3 5,980 13.5 7,414 28.0 4,813 17.1 6,506 25.9 6,127 25.4 6,510 34.1 31,135 54.4 10,327 48.8 43,365 39.0
Driving under the influence 918,462 373.8 532,729 318.3 118,787 267.5 72,207 272.3 78,312 278.5 76,851 306.0 88,885 368.6 97,687 512.0 228,201 398.9 157,532 743.9 422,322 379.9
Liquor laws 280,860 114.3 224,739 134.3 45,157 101.7 24,628 92.9 28,760 102.3 29,378 117.0 36,982 153.4 59,834 313.6 35,940 62.8 20,181 95.3 119,823 107.8
Drunkenness 358,036 145.7 307,420 183.7 63,810 143.7 55,929 210.9 54,872 195.2 41,468 165.1 44,714 185.4 46,627 244.4 34,999 61.2 15,617 73.7 125,344 112.7
Disorderly conduct 375,142 152.7 313,717 187.5 70,434 158.6 38,451 145.0 45,243 160.9 45,544 181.4 54,137 224.5 59,908 314.0 43,338 75.8 18,087 85.4 157,241 141.4
Vagrancy 21,633 8.8 19,376 11.6 8,651 19.5 2,528 9.5 3,998 14.2 2,052 8.2 969 4.0 1,178 6.2 2,026 3.5 231 1.1 5,398 4.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,620,320 1,066.3 1,840,531 1,099.8 467,801 1,053.3 282,728 1,066.0 269,527 958.7 254,622 1,013.9 280,702 1,164.0 285,151 1,494.7 556,178 972.2 223,611 1,055.9 1,142,346 1,027.5
Suspicion 844 0.3 484 0.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 164 0.6 107 0.4 80 0.3 133 0.7 44 0.1 316 1.5 290 0.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 47,934 19.5 45,115 27.0 26,891 60.5 3,647 13.8 4,296 15.3 3,416 13.6 3,488 14.5 3,377 17.7 2,561 4.5 258 1.2 9,952 9.0
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are an aggregate total of the data submitted using both the revised and legacy Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, revised and legacy rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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