Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2009–2013

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2009 2013 Percent
change
2009 2013 Percent
change
2009 2013 Percent
change
2009 2013 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,746,292 5,622,476 -16.7 831,433 508,424 -38.8 2,241,403 2,023,477 -9.7 339,377 206,343 -39.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,107 6,179 -13.1 716 441 -38.4 853 806 -5.5 59 47 -20.3
Rape2 13,280 10,894 -18.0 1,944 1,509 -22.4 174 190 +9.2 37 59 +59.5
Robbery 72,529 56,818 -21.7 18,550 12,061 -35.0 9,782 8,683 -11.2 2,100 1,296 -38.3
Aggravated assault 222,126 192,145 -13.5 24,840 15,347 -38.2 62,364 56,984 -8.6 7,902 5,152 -34.8
Burglary 168,916 143,044 -15.3 44,183 26,574 -39.9 31,617 30,507 -3.5 6,203 3,598 -42.0
Larceny-theft 490,227 468,890 -4.4 113,018 74,325 -34.2 380,279 356,864 -6.2 95,096 51,439 -45.9
Motor vehicle theft 42,836 35,356 -17.5 10,642 6,548 -38.5 9,485 8,866 -6.5 2,245 1,425 -36.5
Arson 6,355 5,750 -9.5 2,932 2,164 -26.2 1,256 1,419 +13.0 409 389 -4.9
Violent crime3 315,042 266,036 -15.6 46,050 29,358 -36.2 73,173 66,663 -8.9 10,098 6,554 -35.1
Property crime3 708,334 653,040 -7.8 170,775 109,611 -35.8 422,637 397,656 -5.9 103,953 56,851 -45.3
Other assaults 631,877 538,086 -14.8 92,013 61,846 -32.8 223,016 207,857 -6.8 47,968 35,714 -25.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 35,347 25,523 -27.8 968 488 -49.6 21,066 15,309 -27.3 412 208 -49.5
Fraud 80,476 57,044 -29.1 2,756 2,009 -27.1 61,189 37,663 -38.4 1,493 983 -34.2
Embezzlement 6,215 5,625 -9.5 248 174 -29.8 6,591 5,349 -18.8 183 80 -56.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 52,427 49,767 -5.1 9,473 5,884 -37.9 12,242 13,626 +11.3 1,772 1,122 -36.7
Vandalism 146,700 109,573 -25.3 52,068 26,605 -48.9 32,043 27,697 -13.6 8,165 4,958 -39.3
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 104,002 88,258 -15.1 20,540 12,408 -39.6 9,048 8,337 -7.9 2,222 1,342 -39.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 14,924 11,682 -21.7 192 110 -42.7 34,891 25,380 -27.3 780 489 -37.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 45,042 35,714 -20.7 7,578 6,116 -19.3 4,709 3,055 -35.1 956 773 -19.1
Drug abuse violations 912,831 819,978 -10.2 96,719 65,766 -32.0 210,496 219,834 +4.4 17,865 14,662 -17.9
Gambling 6,586 3,959 -39.9 1,308 557 -57.4 746 614 -17.7 36 44 +22.2
Offenses against the family and children 55,377 49,813 -10.0 1,900 1,161 -38.9 18,330 17,213 -6.1 1,088 708 -34.9
Driving under the influence 732,962 569,663 -22.3 6,548 3,605 -44.9 214,178 188,557 -12.0 2,208 1,154 -47.7
Liquor laws 252,354 159,956 -36.6 42,452 23,107 -45.6 100,049 63,309 -36.7 26,205 14,508 -44.6
Drunkenness 358,625 263,451 -26.5 7,675 4,010 -47.8 70,222 59,787 -14.9 2,600 1,469 -43.5
Disorderly conduct 286,868 209,038 -27.1 67,878 38,009 -44.0 104,023 78,895 -24.2 34,122 20,005 -41.4
Vagrancy 18,380 14,992 -18.4 1,340 436 -67.5 5,335 4,008 -24.9 569 128 -77.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,941,259 1,673,160 -13.8 162,288 99,046 -39.0 598,130 574,106 -4.0 57,393 36,029 -37.2
Suspicion 875 439 -49.8 121 37 -69.4 316 127 -59.8 31 8 -74.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 40,664 18,118 -55.4 40,664 18,118 -55.4 19,289 8,562 -55.6 19,289 8,562 -55.6
  • 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, by Sex, 2009–2013

  • In 2013, the number of males arrested decreased 16.7 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 9.7 percent when compared with figures from 2009.
  • The number of juvenile (those under age 18) males arrested in 2013 dropped 38.8 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 39.2 percent when compared with the 2009 data.
  • An examination of 5-year trend data indicated that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 15.6 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses decreased 8.9 percent.
  • A comparison of arrest data for 2013 with those for 2009 showed the number of males arrested for murder decreased 13.1 percent; for females, the number of arrests decreased 5.5 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for both genders in 2013 when compared with data for 2009. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 36.2 percent; the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 35.1 percent.