Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2014

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

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(12,327 agencies;
population 250,219,374)
Total cities
(8,872 cities;
population 170,174,044)
Group I
(68 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 45,887,356)
Group II
(182 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 26,979,784)
Group III
(414 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 28,758,398)
Group IV
(721 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 24,938,920)
Group V
(1,516 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 24,164,183)
Group VI
(5,971 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,445,403)
Metropolitan counties
(1,458 agencies;
population 58,220,680)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,997 agencies;
population 21,824,650)
Suburban areas1
(6,799 agencies;
population 112,259,903)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 8,789,559 3,512.7 6,411,512 3,767.6 1,652,592 3,601.4 992,430 3,678.4 1,000,541 3,479.1 892,381 3,578.3 923,428 3,821.5 950,140 4,886.2 1,688,931 2,900.9 689,116 3,157.5 3,670,867 3,270.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,267 3.3 5,967 3.5 2,830 6.2 1,076 4.0 712 2.5 583 2.3 436 1.8 330 1.7 1,692 2.9 608 2.8 2,578 2.3
Rape3 16,473 6.6 11,945 7.0 3,959 8.6 1,877 7.0 1,755 6.1 1,475 5.9 1,455 6.0 1,424 7.3 3,122 5.4 1,406 6.4 6,064 5.4
Robbery 74,432 29.7 63,216 37.1 28,238 61.5 11,019 40.8 9,094 31.6 6,656 26.7 4,884 20.2 3,325 17.1 9,850 16.9 1,366 6.3 21,990 19.6
Aggravated assault 293,005 117.1 222,189 130.6 78,048 170.1 40,280 149.3 34,932 121.5 24,409 97.9 23,790 98.5 20,730 106.6 53,791 92.4 17,025 78.0 103,374 92.1
Burglary 187,474 74.9 137,034 80.5 36,441 79.4 25,644 95.0 24,566 85.4 18,022 72.3 17,352 71.8 15,009 77.2 36,014 61.9 14,426 66.1 72,821 64.9
Larceny-theft 978,033 390.9 821,597 482.8 185,096 403.4 126,027 467.1 138,574 481.9 132,570 531.6 137,248 568.0 102,082 525.0 124,936 214.6 31,500 144.3 395,852 352.6
Motor vehicle theft 53,744 21.5 39,987 23.5 15,045 32.8 7,508 27.8 5,925 20.6 3,867 15.5 3,849 15.9 3,793 19.5 10,203 17.5 3,554 16.3 18,580 16.6
Arson 7,357 2.9 5,517 3.2 1,297 2.8 851 3.2 942 3.3 847 3.4 804 3.3 776 4.0 1,257 2.2 583 2.7 2,923 2.6
Violent crime4 392,177 156.7 303,317 178.2 113,075 246.4 54,252 201.1 46,493 161.7 33,123 132.8 30,565 126.5 25,809 132.7 68,455 117.6 20,405 93.5 134,006 119.4
Property crime4 1,226,608 490.2 1,004,135 590.1 237,879 518.4 160,030 593.1 170,007 591.2 155,306 622.7 159,253 659.0 121,660 625.6 172,410 296.1 50,063 229.4 490,176 436.6
Other assaults 859,214 343.4 642,556 377.6 182,031 396.7 106,371 394.3 101,830 354.1 88,249 353.9 86,265 357.0 77,810 400.1 160,277 275.3 56,381 258.3 337,515 300.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,609 17.8 32,696 19.2 7,306 15.9 5,205 19.3 5,232 18.2 4,817 19.3 5,577 23.1 4,559 23.4 9,079 15.6 2,834 13.0 19,758 17.6
Fraud 110,355 44.1 74,553 43.8 14,058 30.6 9,776 36.2 11,410 39.7 11,730 47.0 11,766 48.7 15,813 81.3 24,810 42.6 10,992 50.4 51,166 45.6
Embezzlement 12,772 5.1 9,700 5.7 2,148 4.7 1,650 6.1 1,685 5.9 1,585 6.4 1,457 6.0 1,175 6.0 2,433 4.2 639 2.9 5,394 4.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,170 28.0 52,113 30.6 13,091 28.5 8,888 32.9 9,629 33.5 8,254 33.1 7,076 29.3 5,175 26.6 14,096 24.2 3,961 18.1 30,341 27.0
Vandalism 155,893 62.3 120,491 70.8 32,053 69.9 18,336 68.0 19,469 67.7 17,473 70.1 16,607 68.7 16,553 85.1 26,531 45.6 8,871 40.6 62,239 55.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,367 44.1 86,046 50.6 32,766 71.4 14,024 52.0 12,410 43.2 9,146 36.7 8,276 34.2 9,424 48.5 18,035 31.0 6,286 28.8 38,179 34.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 37,222 14.9 33,701 19.8 23,189 50.5 4,668 17.3 2,521 8.8 1,731 6.9 1,023 4.2 569 2.9 3,321 5.7 200 0.9 6,224 5.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,422 17.4 30,946 18.2 10,390 22.6 4,503 16.7 4,564 15.9 4,036 16.2 3,826 15.8 3,627 18.7 9,075 15.6 3,401 15.6 17,642 15.7
Drug abuse violations 1,223,505 489.0 875,373 514.4 256,099 558.1 134,889 500.0 138,303 480.9 113,842 456.5 111,758 462.5 120,482 619.6 251,045 431.2 97,087 444.9 511,765 455.9
Gambling 4,373 1.7 3,482 2.0 2,305 5.0 195 0.7 284 1.0 97 0.4 273 1.1 328 1.7 751 1.3 140 0.6 1,036 0.9
Offenses against the family and children 79,556 31.8 38,895 22.9 6,383 13.9 6,964 25.8 5,632 19.6 6,251 25.1 6,487 26.8 7,178 36.9 30,152 51.8 10,509 48.2 42,617 38.0
Driving under the influence 872,184 348.6 503,164 295.7 108,472 236.4 68,052 252.2 76,125 264.7 72,365 290.2 84,570 350.0 93,580 481.2 218,040 374.5 150,980 691.8 402,498 358.5
Liquor laws 249,970 99.9 197,930 116.3 40,128 87.4 21,328 79.1 25,159 87.5 25,952 104.1 31,922 132.1 53,441 274.8 34,383 59.1 17,657 80.9 109,480 97.5
Drunkenness 328,466 131.3 280,592 164.9 49,712 108.3 52,406 194.2 51,564 179.3 40,976 164.3 41,814 173.0 44,120 226.9 33,054 56.8 14,820 67.9 120,546 107.4
Disorderly conduct 341,979 136.7 286,239 168.2 59,874 130.5 36,525 135.4 41,342 143.8 42,107 168.8 48,942 202.5 57,449 295.4 38,415 66.0 17,325 79.4 141,023 125.6
Vagrancy 21,810 8.7 19,517 11.5 6,706 14.6 3,489 12.9 4,632 16.1 2,021 8.1 1,496 6.2 1,173 6.0 2,107 3.6 186 0.9 5,660 5.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,563,166 1,024.4 1,777,739 1,044.7 432,495 942.5 278,200 1,031.1 268,593 934.0 250,284 1,003.6 261,598 1,082.6 286,569 1,473.7 569,340 977.9 216,087 990.1 1,133,431 1,009.6
Suspicion 1,068 0.4 837 0.5 2 * 28 0.1 321 1.1 75 0.3 176 0.7 235 1.2 7 * 224 1.0 349 0.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,741 16.7 38,327 22.5 22,432 48.9 2,679 9.9 3,657 12.7 3,036 12.2 2,877 11.9 3,646 18.7 3,122 5.4 292 1.3 10,171 9.1
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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