Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2014

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

Offense charged United States total
(12,327 agencies;
population 250,219,374)
Northeast
(3,078 agencies;
population 44,861,741)
Midwest
(3,115 agencies;
population 50,295,343)
South
(4,322 agencies;
population 85,236,433)
West
(1,812 agencies;
population 69,825,857)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 8,789,559 3,512.7 1,352,573 3,015.0 1,739,863 3,459.3 3,247,981 3,810.6 2,449,142 3,507.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,267 3.3 1,036 2.3 1,649 3.3 3,357 3.9 2,225 3.2
Rape2 16,473 6.6 2,565 5.7 3,902 7.8 5,253 6.2 4,753 6.8
Robbery 74,432 29.7 15,479 34.5 12,412 24.7 23,921 28.1 22,620 32.4
Aggravated assault 293,005 117.1 41,452 92.4 44,236 88.0 87,403 102.5 119,914 171.7
Burglary 187,474 74.9 26,917 60.0 26,207 52.1 65,869 77.3 68,481 98.1
Larceny-theft 978,033 390.9 160,925 358.7 205,750 409.1 382,634 448.9 228,724 327.6
Motor vehicle theft 53,744 21.5 6,124 13.7 11,266 22.4 14,923 17.5 21,431 30.7
Arson 7,357 2.9 1,478 3.3 1,255 2.5 2,354 2.8 2,270 3.3
Violent crime3 392,177 156.7 60,532 134.9 62,199 123.7 119,934 140.7 149,512 214.1
Property crime3 1,226,608 490.2 195,444 435.7 244,478 486.1 465,780 546.5 320,906 459.6
Other assaults 859,214 343.4 148,134 330.2 173,354 344.7 336,676 395.0 201,050 287.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,609 17.8 7,667 17.1 7,229 14.4 19,579 23.0 10,134 14.5
Fraud 110,355 44.1 21,746 48.5 19,463 38.7 52,096 61.1 17,050 24.4
Embezzlement 12,772 5.1 1,438 3.2 2,165 4.3 7,071 8.3 2,098 3.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,170 28.0 11,734 26.2 12,818 25.5 19,657 23.1 25,961 37.2
Vandalism 155,893 62.3 33,352 74.3 32,198 64.0 40,962 48.1 49,381 70.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,367 44.1 14,960 33.3 22,908 45.5 36,854 43.2 35,645 51.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 37,222 14.9 5,329 11.9 5,370 10.7 11,101 13.0 15,422 22.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,422 17.4 6,599 14.7 8,399 16.7 12,708 14.9 15,716 22.5
Drug abuse violations 1,223,505 489.0 203,938 454.6 231,208 459.7 445,928 523.2 342,431 490.4
Gambling 4,373 1.7 509 1.1 1,715 3.4 1,735 2.0 414 0.6
Offenses against the family and children 79,556 31.8 15,545 34.7 17,148 34.1 34,905 41.0 11,958 17.1
Driving under the influence 872,184 348.6 128,054 285.4 187,748 373.3 271,101 318.1 285,281 408.6
Liquor laws 249,970 99.9 30,657 68.3 84,575 168.2 60,628 71.1 74,110 106.1
Drunkenness 328,466 131.3 33,338 74.3 21,011 41.8 176,546 207.1 97,571 139.7
Disorderly conduct 341,979 136.7 86,874 193.6 109,220 217.2 92,281 108.3 53,604 76.8
Vagrancy 21,810 8.7 1,706 3.8 3,313 6.6 5,676 6.7 11,115 15.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,563,166 1,024.4 327,772 730.6 486,240 966.8 1,028,770 1,207.0 720,384 1,031.7
Suspicion 1,068 0.4 66 0.1 237 0.5 719 0.8 46 0.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,741 16.7 17,245 38.4 7,104 14.1 7,993 9.4 9,399 13.5
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 3 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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