Table 32

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2004–2013

[7,858 agencies; 2013 estimated population 192,473,854; 2004 estimated population 178,805,123]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2004 2013 Percent
change
2004 2013 Percent
change
2004 2013 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,402,488 7,120,525 -15.3 1,226,865 666,263 -45.7 7,175,623 6,454,262 -10.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,872 6,695 -15.0 643 492 -23.5 7,229 6,203 -14.2
Rape2 15,019 10,471 -30.3 2,414 1,484 -38.5 12,605 8,987 -28.7
Robbery 64,349 61,019 -5.2 14,936 12,340 -17.4 49,413 48,679 -1.5
Aggravated assault 270,826 234,554 -13.4 35,912 19,351 -46.1 234,914 215,203 -8.4
Burglary 180,617 163,261 -9.6 49,721 27,960 -43.8 130,896 135,301 +3.4
Larceny-theft 721,769 771,869 +6.9 198,071 117,141 -40.9 523,698 654,728 +25.0
Motor vehicle theft 87,337 41,385 -52.6 22,784 7,367 -67.7 64,553 34,018 -47.3
Arson 9,093 6,792 -25.3 4,593 2,370 -48.4 4,500 4,422 -1.7
Violent crime3 358,066 312,739 -12.7 53,905 33,667 -37.5 304,161 279,072 -8.2
Property crime3 998,816 983,307 -1.6 275,169 154,838 -43.7 723,647 828,469 +14.5
Other assaults 769,970 696,659 -9.5 148,743 91,436 -38.5 621,227 605,223 -2.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 71,993 37,884 -47.4 2,988 649 -78.3 69,005 37,235 -46.0
Fraud 196,788 88,245 -55.2 4,622 2,755 -40.4 192,166 85,490 -55.5
Embezzlement 11,995 10,202 -14.9 698 233 -66.6 11,297 9,969 -11.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 78,027 58,443 -25.1 13,879 6,354 -54.2 64,148 52,089 -18.8
Vandalism 160,941 128,589 -20.1 61,262 29,676 -51.6 99,679 98,913 -0.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,697 91,150 -17.7 25,478 12,771 -49.9 85,219 78,379 -8.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 55,369 35,562 -35.8 1,157 550 -52.5 54,212 35,012 -35.4
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 54,292 35,604 -34.4 10,923 6,249 -42.8 43,369 29,355 -32.3
Drug abuse violations 1,080,301 976,882 -9.6 118,392 75,767 -36.0 961,909 901,115 -6.3
Gambling 6,365 4,400 -30.9 1,099 569 -48.2 5,266 3,831 -27.3
Offenses against the family and children 73,249 60,479 -17.4 3,608 1,668 -53.8 69,641 58,811 -15.6
Driving under the influence 840,325 710,351 -15.5 11,212 4,315 -61.5 829,113 706,036 -14.8
Liquor laws 343,782 206,285 -40.0 71,976 34,283 -52.4 271,806 172,002 -36.7
Drunkenness 363,978 300,708 -17.4 11,117 5,107 -54.1 352,861 295,601 -16.2
Disorderly conduct 364,859 258,950 -29.0 110,374 53,471 -51.6 254,485 205,479 -19.3
Vagrancy 23,137 18,154 -21.5 3,138 545 -82.6 19,999 17,609 -12.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,372,952 2,080,548 -12.3 230,539 125,976 -45.4 2,142,413 1,954,572 -8.8
Suspicion 4,249 399 -90.6 535 38 -92.9 3,714 361 -90.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 66,586 25,384 -61.9 66,586 25,384 -61.9 - - -
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The rape figures in this table are based on the legacy definition of rape only. The rape figures shown include converted National Incident-Based Reporting System rape data and those states/agencies that reported the legacy definition of rape for both years.
  • 3 Violent crimes in this table are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape (legacy definition), robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2004–2013

  • The number of persons arrested nationwide in 2013 decreased 15.3 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2004.
  • The number of arrests for violent crimes in 2013 declined 12.7 percent when compared with arrest figures for 2004. The largest decrease (30.3 percent) was reported for rape (legacy definition).
  • All categories of violent crime decreased in 2013 when compared with 2004 arrest data.
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes decreased 1.6 percent in 2013 when compared with the number of those arrested for property crimes in 2004. However, arrests for motor vehicle thefts plummeted 52.6 percent in 2013 when compared with arrests for that offense in 2004.
  • The offense of larceny-theft was the only crime with an increase (6.9 percent) in the number of arrestees in 2013 when compared with 2004.
  • The number of adults arrested in 2013 decreased 10.1 percent when compared with the number of adults arrested in 2004.
  • The number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested dropped 45.7 percent in 2013 when compared with the 2004 figure.