Table 34

Five-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2010–2014

[10,756 agencies; 2014 estimated population 232,219,578; 2010 estimated population 224,886,035]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2010 2014 Percent
change
2010 2014 Percent
change
2010 2014 Percent
change
TOTAL1 9,461,401 8,224,259 -13.1 1,201,435 747,928 -37.7 8,259,966 7,476,331 -9.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,009 7,560 -5.6 728 528 -27.5 7,281 7,032 -3.4
Rape2 15,002 15,542 - 2,214 2,439 - 12,788 13,103 -
Robbery 82,195 69,315 -15.7 20,073 14,230 -29.1 62,122 55,085 -11.3
Aggravated assault 299,250 272,228 -9.0 32,174 21,557 -33.0 267,076 250,671 -6.1
Burglary 214,634 176,015 -18.0 48,526 29,491 -39.2 166,108 146,524 -11.8
Larceny-theft 920,925 910,592 -1.1 206,075 129,907 -37.0 714,850 780,685 +9.2
Motor vehicle theft 52,211 50,481 -3.3 11,764 9,161 -22.1 40,447 41,320 +2.2
Arson 8,182 7,008 -14.3 3,344 2,372 -29.1 4,838 4,636 -4.2
Violent crime3 404,456 364,645 -9.8 55,189 38,754 -29.8 349,267 325,891 -6.7
Property crime3 1,195,952 1,144,096 -4.3 269,709 170,931 -36.6 926,243 973,165 +5.1
Other assaults 933,602 805,046 -13.8 150,633 101,838 -32.4 782,969 703,208 -10.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 55,718 41,279 -25.9 1,221 818 -33.0 54,497 40,461 -25.8
Fraud 132,815 104,116 -21.6 4,292 3,214 -25.1 128,523 100,902 -21.5
Embezzlement 12,465 12,116 -2.8 336 350 +4.2 12,129 11,766 -3.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 71,192 66,856 -6.1 11,173 7,778 -30.4 60,019 59,078 -1.6
Vandalism 186,503 146,726 -21.3 57,187 33,473 -41.5 129,316 113,253 -12.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 115,613 102,712 -11.2 23,097 15,164 -34.3 92,516 87,548 -5.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 41,952 32,929 -21.5 733 479 -34.7 41,219 32,450 -21.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 53,079 41,106 -22.6 9,552 6,892 -27.8 43,527 34,214 -21.4
Drug abuse violations 1,201,678 1,149,735 -4.3 124,818 83,277 -33.3 1,076,860 1,066,458 -1.0
Gambling 6,841 3,937 -42.4 1,002 419 -58.2 5,839 3,518 -39.7
Offenses against the family and children 80,364 74,403 -7.4 2,681 2,404 -10.3 77,683 71,999 -7.3
Driving under the influence 1,015,071 827,574 -18.5 8,844 5,019 -43.2 1,006,227 822,555 -18.3
Liquor laws 373,216 233,992 -37.3 72,472 39,239 -45.9 300,744 194,753 -35.2
Drunkenness 393,688 309,575 -21.4 9,308 4,907 -47.3 384,380 304,668 -20.7
Disorderly conduct 447,341 318,099 -28.9 110,069 57,453 -47.8 337,272 260,646 -22.7
Vagrancy 23,748 21,341 -10.1 1,658 718 -56.7 22,090 20,623 -6.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,647,129 2,385,199 -9.9 218,483 136,024 -37.7 2,428,646 2,249,175 -7.4
Suspicion 694 929 +33.9 91 342 +275.8 603 587 -2.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 68,978 38,777 -43.8 68,978 38,777 -43.8 - - -
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2010 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2010–2014

  • Overall, the number of persons arrested in 2014 decreased 13.1 percent from the number of those arrested in 2010. The number of adults arrested declined 9.5 percent, and the number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested fell 37.7 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes in 2014 declined 9.8 percent when compared with the 2010 number. Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased 29.8 percent for the same comparison period, and arrests of adults decreased 6.7 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes in 2014 decreased 4.3 percent when compared with 2010 data. Arrests of adults for property crimes increased 5.1 percent, but arrests of juveniles decreased 36.6 percent.
  • Arrests for robbery offenses decreased 15.7 percent. Arrests of adults for robbery were down 11.3 percent, and arrests of juveniles for robbery declined 29.1 percent in 2014 when compared with the 2010 data.
  • In a comparison of 2014 and 2010 arrest data, the number of persons arrested for larceny-theft decreased 1.1 percent. The number of adults arrested for larceny-theft rose 9.2 percent, but the number of juveniles arrested for larceny-theft fell 37.0 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for motor vehicle theft in 2014 dropped 3.3 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested for this offense in 2010. Arrests of juveniles for motor vehicle theft fell 22.1 percent, while arrests of adults for the same offense increased 2.2 percent.