Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2012–2013

[9,412 agencies; 2013 estimated population 210,277,851; 2012 estimated population 208,777,994]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2012 2013 Percent
change
2012 2013 Percent
change
2012 2013 Percent
change
2012 2013 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,026,954 7,634,314 -4.9 229,577 194,429 -15.3 831,366 702,779 -15.5 7,195,588 6,931,535 -3.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,763 6,742 -0.3 47 63 +34.0 425 485 +14.1 6,338 6,257 -1.3
Rape2 11,598 10,967 -5.4 607 572 -5.8 1,607 1,550 -3.5 9,991 9,417 -5.7
Robbery 64,030 62,646 -2.2 2,349 2,325 -1.0 12,408 11,957 -3.6 51,622 50,689 -1.8
Aggravated assault 260,831 249,348 -4.4 7,303 6,442 -11.8 22,465 19,721 -12.2 238,366 229,627 -3.7
Burglary 190,916 174,506 -8.6 9,941 8,029 -19.2 36,067 29,715 -17.6 154,849 144,791 -6.5
Larceny-theft 837,404 823,575 -1.7 41,740 34,860 -16.5 146,223 124,844 -14.6 691,181 698,731 +1.1
Motor vehicle theft 42,081 41,650 -1.0 1,567 1,542 -1.6 7,598 6,907 -9.1 34,483 34,743 +0.8
Arson 6,993 6,854 -2.0 1,650 1,379 -16.4 2,781 2,356 -15.3 4,212 4,498 +6.8
Violent crime3 343,222 329,703 -3.9 10,306 9,402 -8.8 36,905 33,713 -8.6 306,317 295,990 -3.4
Property crime3 1,077,394 1,046,585 -2.9 54,898 45,810 -16.6 192,669 163,822 -15.0 884,725 882,763 -0.2
Other assaults 782,502 738,781 -5.6 42,078 37,691 -10.4 108,705 96,475 -11.3 673,797 642,306 -4.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,624 41,367 -7.3 132 76 -42.4 943 703 -25.5 43,681 40,664 -6.9
Fraud 105,634 98,335 -6.9 573 588 +2.6 3,222 3,070 -4.7 102,412 95,265 -7.0
Embezzlement 11,254 11,349 +0.8 20 26 +30.0 285 260 -8.8 10,969 11,089 +1.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 67,623 64,789 -4.2 1,957 1,620 -17.2 8,778 7,122 -18.9 58,845 57,667 -2.0
Vandalism 147,291 133,943 -9.1 14,785 11,648 -21.2 38,254 30,820 -19.4 109,037 103,123 -5.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 96,930 93,839 -3.2 5,354 4,520 -15.6 15,528 13,329 -14.2 81,402 80,510 -1.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 35,645 34,792 -2.4 38 55 +44.7 567 576 +1.6 35,078 34,216 -2.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 44,170 38,599 -12.6 3,957 3,368 -14.9 8,003 6,915 -13.6 36,167 31,684 -12.4
Drug abuse violations 991,032 1,005,019 +1.4 15,051 13,387 -11.1 86,818 76,568 -11.8 904,214 928,451 +2.7
Gambling 2,815 2,493 -11.4 33 41 +24.2 262 183 -30.2 2,553 2,310 -9.5
Offenses against the family and children 71,847 69,387 -3.4 717 610 -14.9 2,282 1,894 -17.0 69,565 67,493 -3.0
Driving under the influence 849,335 782,603 -7.9 106 105 -0.9 5,921 4,873 -17.7 843,414 777,730 -7.8
Liquor laws 273,305 226,501 -17.1 4,759 3,632 -23.7 48,790 37,592 -23.0 224,515 188,909 -15.9
Drunkenness 363,894 322,556 -11.4 832 650 -21.9 7,132 5,467 -23.3 356,762 317,089 -11.1
Disorderly conduct 315,394 280,353 -11.1 27,576 22,575 -18.1 70,723 56,989 -19.4 244,671 223,364 -8.7
Vagrancy 19,376 19,141 -1.2 267 145 -45.7 985 590 -40.1 18,391 18,551 +0.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,349,757 2,267,608 -3.5 37,642 31,759 -15.6 160,684 135,247 -15.8 2,189,073 2,132,361 -2.6
Suspicion 909 537 -40.9 29 16 -44.8 130 44 -66.2 779 493 -36.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,910 26,571 -21.6 8,496 6,721 -20.9 33,910 26,571 -21.6 - - -
  • 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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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2012–2013

  • The number of persons arrested in 2013 decreased 4.9 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2012. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2013 decreased 15.5 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes decreased 3.9 percent from 2012 to 2013. When compared with data from 2012, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes decreased 8.6 percent.
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2013 declined slightly (0.3 percent) when compared with 2012 data. The number of juveniles arrested for murder in 2013 increased 14.1 percent when compared with 2012 data.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2013 decreased 0.2 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 15.0 percent.