Table 33

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2005–2014

[6,082 agencies; 2014 estimated population 149,523,915; 2005 estimated population 138,435,918]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2005 2014 Percent
change
2005 2014 Percent
change
2005 2014 Percent
change
2005 2014 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,018,801 3,877,267 -22.7 712,897 344,165 -51.7 1,538,907 1,390,576 -9.6 274,785 137,885 -49.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,764 4,368 -24.2 528 309 -41.5 723 561 -22.4 70 22 -68.6
Rape2 11,709 9,449 - 1,740 1,432 - 178 308 - 46 69 -
Robbery 48,316 40,077 -17.1 12,444 8,190 -34.2 6,206 6,679 +7.6 1,346 960 -28.7
Aggravated assault 178,053 144,654 -18.8 22,364 11,242 -49.7 45,487 42,570 -6.4 6,781 3,666 -45.9
Burglary 127,878 102,293 -20.0 34,731 17,843 -48.6 23,917 24,610 +2.9 5,112 2,759 -46.0
Larceny-theft 340,232 333,813 -1.9 83,819 49,670 -40.7 216,574 253,408 +17.0 60,869 33,768 -44.5
Motor vehicle theft 55,028 26,324 -52.2 13,160 4,188 -68.2 12,120 6,929 -42.8 2,961 954 -67.8
Arson 6,786 3,751 -44.7 3,498 1,344 -61.6 1,299 933 -28.2 567 203 -64.2
Violent crime3 243,842 198,548 -18.6 37,076 21,173 -42.9 52,594 50,118 -4.7 8,243 4,717 -42.8
Property crime3 529,924 466,181 -12.0 135,208 73,045 -46.0 253,910 285,880 +12.6 69,509 37,684 -45.8
Other assaults 433,234 353,831 -18.3 77,346 40,564 -47.6 140,325 135,174 -3.7 37,391 22,696 -39.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 35,512 17,036 -52.0 1,448 398 -72.5 23,211 9,746 -58.0 633 166 -73.8
Fraud 75,958 39,579 -47.9 2,459 1,308 -46.8 60,996 23,913 -60.8 1,340 626 -53.3
Embezzlement 4,132 3,021 -26.9 287 97 -66.2 3,607 2,762 -23.4 210 69 -67.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 55,322 37,615 -32.0 9,689 4,521 -53.3 13,208 10,658 -19.3 1,852 873 -52.9
Vandalism 113,910 77,148 -32.3 44,654 18,643 -58.3 22,980 19,569 -14.8 7,078 3,427 -51.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 88,031 62,550 -28.9 20,428 9,122 -55.3 7,673 6,183 -19.4 2,396 1,201 -49.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 9,844 7,147 -27.4 150 87 -42.0 20,394 12,511 -38.7 559 294 -47.4
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 42,751 27,494 -35.7 7,974 4,351 -45.4 3,285 2,290 -30.3 854 559 -34.5
Drug abuse violations 703,160 601,386 -14.5 73,302 43,486 -40.7 173,780 169,827 -2.3 16,204 10,947 -32.4
Gambling 2,141 1,264 -41.0 286 78 -72.7 439 322 -26.7 11 21 +90.9
Offenses against the family and children 53,746 33,927 -36.9 1,765 972 -44.9 15,793 12,268 -22.3 1,094 569 -48.0
Driving under the influence 551,818 401,904 -27.2 6,885 2,264 -67.1 129,384 130,480 +0.8 1,899 743 -60.9
Liquor laws 183,375 93,476 -49.0 38,076 14,820 -61.1 68,563 37,882 -44.7 21,290 9,643 -54.7
Drunkenness 238,577 175,229 -26.6 6,567 2,591 -60.5 42,272 40,028 -5.3 1,970 942 -52.2
Disorderly conduct 231,804 139,687 -39.7 69,642 24,549 -64.7 84,233 54,906 -34.8 32,731 12,767 -61.0
Vagrancy 14,105 11,160 -20.9 2,408 506 -79.0 4,125 3,154 -23.5 908 134 -85.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,357,967 1,107,783 -18.4 127,599 60,289 -52.8 397,664 375,315 -5.6 48,142 22,217 -53.9
Suspicion 2,033 396 -80.5 245 101 -58.8 310 148 -52.3 98 35 -64.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 49,648 21,301 -57.1 49,648 21,301 -57.1 20,471 7,590 -62.9 20,471 7,590 -62.9
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2005 rape figures are based on the legacy definition, and the 2014 rape figures are aggregate totals based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. For this reason, a percent change is not provided.
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2005–2014

  • In 2014, the number of males arrested declined 22.7 percent when compared with data for 2005; the number of females arrested fell 9.6 percent for the same comparison period.
  • Arrests of juvenile (persons under age 18) males dropped 51.7 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 49.8 percent when data for 2014 were compared with statistics for 2005.
  • The number of males arrested for violent crimes in 2014 decreased 18.6 percent from the number arrested in 2005. The number of females arrested for violent crimes decreased 4.7 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes declined for both genders in 2014 when compared with data for 2005. The number of arrests of juvenile males decreased 42.9 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females dropped 42.8 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2014 declined 12.0 percent from the number arrested in 2005, but the number of females arrested for property crimes rose 12.6 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males and juvenile females for property crimes decreased 46.0 percent and 45.8 percent, respectively, when data for 2014 were compared with data for 2005.