Table 34

Five-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2009–2013

[9,006 agencies; 2013 estimated population 208,385,233; 2009 estimated population 202,066,342]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2009 2013 Percent
change
2009 2013 Percent
change
2009 2013 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,987,695 7,645,953 -14.9 1,170,810 714,767 -39.0 7,816,885 6,931,186 -11.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,960 6,985 -12.2 775 488 -37.0 7,185 6,497 -9.6
Rape2 13,454 11,084 -17.6 1,981 1,568 -20.8 11,473 9,516 -17.1
Robbery 82,311 65,501 -20.4 20,650 13,357 -35.3 61,661 52,144 -15.4
Aggravated assault 284,490 249,129 -12.4 32,742 20,499 -37.4 251,748 228,630 -9.2
Burglary 200,533 173,551 -13.5 50,386 30,172 -40.1 150,147 143,379 -4.5
Larceny-theft 870,506 825,754 -5.1 208,114 125,764 -39.6 662,392 699,990 +5.7
Motor vehicle theft 52,321 44,222 -15.5 12,887 7,973 -38.1 39,434 36,249 -8.1
Arson 7,611 7,169 -5.8 3,341 2,553 -23.6 4,270 4,616 +8.1
Violent crime3 388,215 332,699 -14.3 56,148 35,912 -36.0 332,067 296,787 -10.6
Property crime3 1,130,971 1,050,696 -7.1 274,728 166,462 -39.4 856,243 884,234 +3.3
Other assaults 854,893 745,943 -12.7 139,981 97,560 -30.3 714,912 648,383 -9.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 56,413 40,832 -27.6 1,380 696 -49.6 55,033 40,136 -27.1
Fraud 141,665 94,707 -33.1 4,249 2,992 -29.6 137,416 91,715 -33.3
Embezzlement 12,806 10,974 -14.3 431 254 -41.1 12,375 10,720 -13.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,669 63,393 -2.0 11,245 7,006 -37.7 53,424 56,387 +5.5
Vandalism 178,743 137,270 -23.2 60,233 31,563 -47.6 118,510 105,707 -10.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 113,050 96,595 -14.6 22,762 13,750 -39.6 90,288 82,845 -8.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 49,815 37,062 -25.6 972 599 -38.4 48,843 36,463 -25.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 49,751 38,769 -22.1 8,534 6,889 -19.3 41,217 31,880 -22.7
Drug abuse violations 1,123,327 1,039,812 -7.4 114,584 80,428 -29.8 1,008,743 959,384 -4.9
Gambling 7,332 4,573 -37.6 1,344 601 -55.3 5,988 3,972 -33.7
Offenses against the family and children 73,707 67,026 -9.1 2,988 1,869 -37.4 70,719 65,157 -7.9
Driving under the influence 947,140 758,220 -19.9 8,756 4,759 -45.6 938,384 753,461 -19.7
Liquor laws 352,403 223,265 -36.6 68,657 37,615 -45.2 283,746 185,650 -34.6
Drunkenness 428,847 323,238 -24.6 10,275 5,479 -46.7 418,572 317,759 -24.1
Disorderly conduct 390,891 287,933 -26.3 102,000 58,014 -43.1 288,891 229,919 -20.4
Vagrancy 23,715 19,000 -19.9 1,909 564 -70.5 21,806 18,436 -15.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,539,389 2,247,266 -11.5 219,681 135,075 -38.5 2,319,708 2,112,191 -8.9
Suspicion 1,191 566 -52.5 152 45 -70.4 1,039 521 -49.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 59,953 26,680 -55.5 59,953 26,680 -55.5 - - -
  • 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2009–2013

  • Overall, the number of persons arrested in 2013 decreased 14.9 percent from the number of those arrested in 2009. The number of adults arrested declined 11.3 percent, and the number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested fell 39.0 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes in 2013 declined 14.3 percent when compared with the 2009 number. Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased 36.0 percent for the same comparison period, and arrests of adults decreased 10.6 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes in 2013 decreased 7.1 percent when compared with 2009 data. Arrests of adults for property crimes increased 3.3 percent, but arrests of juveniles decreased 39.4 percent.
  • Arrests of adults for robbery offenses decreased 15.4 percent and arrests of juveniles for the same offense declined 35.3 percent in 2013 when compared with the 2009 data.
  • Arrests of persons for larceny-theft decreased 5.1 percent in 2013 when compared with data for 2009. Arrests of adults for larceny-theft rose 5.7 percent, but arrests of juveniles for this offense decreased 39.6 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for motor vehicle theft in 2013 dropped 15.5 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested for this offense in 2009. Arrests of juveniles for motor vehicle theft fell 38.1 percent, and arrests of adults for the same offense decreased 8.1 percent.