Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2010–2014

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2010 2014 Percent
change
2010 2014 Percent
change
2010 2014 Percent
change
2010 2014 Percent
change
TOTAL1 7,055,386 6,021,910 -14.6 850,856 532,392 -37.4 2,406,015 2,202,349 -8.5 350,579 215,536 -38.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,133 6,665 -6.6 649 484 -25.4 876 895 +2.2 79 44 -44.3
Rape2 14,838 15,107 - 2,166 2,337 - 164 435 - 48 102 -
Robbery 72,087 59,612 -17.3 18,097 12,773 -29.4 10,108 9,703 -4.0 1,976 1,457 -26.3
Aggravated assault 232,188 210,116 -9.5 24,325 16,181 -33.5 67,062 62,112 -7.4 7,849 5,376 -31.5
Burglary 181,182 144,300 -20.4 42,778 25,938 -39.4 33,452 31,715 -5.2 5,748 3,553 -38.2
Larceny-theft 517,261 516,859 -0.1 112,314 77,356 -31.1 403,664 393,733 -2.5 93,761 52,551 -44.0
Motor vehicle theft 43,071 40,155 -6.8 9,893 7,614 -23.0 9,140 10,326 +13.0 1,871 1,547 -17.3
Arson 6,821 5,631 -17.4 2,911 2,065 -29.1 1,361 1,377 +1.2 433 307 -29.1
Violent crime3 326,246 291,500 -10.7 45,237 31,775 -29.8 78,210 73,145 -6.5 9,952 6,979 -29.9
Property crime3 748,335 706,945 -5.5 167,896 112,973 -32.7 447,617 437,151 -2.3 101,813 57,958 -43.1
Other assaults 681,948 579,636 -15.0 97,554 65,016 -33.4 251,654 225,410 -10.4 53,079 36,822 -30.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 34,860 26,176 -24.9 887 596 -32.8 20,858 15,103 -27.6 334 222 -33.5
Fraud 77,178 63,327 -17.9 2,818 2,177 -22.7 55,637 40,789 -26.7 1,474 1,037 -29.6
Embezzlement 6,209 6,119 -1.4 198 204 +3.0 6,256 5,997 -4.1 138 146 +5.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 57,120 52,464 -8.2 9,322 6,553 -29.7 14,072 14,392 +2.3 1,851 1,225 -33.8
Vandalism 151,345 116,581 -23.0 48,786 28,193 -42.2 35,158 30,145 -14.3 8,401 5,280 -37.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 105,911 93,612 -11.6 20,657 13,523 -34.5 9,702 9,100 -6.2 2,440 1,641 -32.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 13,215 10,898 -17.5 138 103 -25.4 28,737 22,031 -23.3 595 376 -36.8
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 48,948 37,942 -22.5 8,572 6,164 -28.1 4,131 3,164 -23.4 980 728 -25.7
Drug abuse violations 970,914 898,206 -7.5 104,256 66,709 -36.0 230,764 251,529 +9.0 20,562 16,568 -19.4
Gambling 6,230 3,400 -45.4 970 373 -61.5 611 537 -12.1 32 46 +43.8
Offenses against the family and children 60,210 54,319 -9.8 1,744 1,466 -15.9 20,154 20,084 -0.3 937 938 +0.1
Driving under the influence 772,589 619,822 -19.8 6,584 3,727 -43.4 242,482 207,752 -14.3 2,260 1,292 -42.8
Liquor laws 265,417 167,395 -36.9 44,322 23,714 -46.5 107,799 66,597 -38.2 28,150 15,525 -44.8
Drunkenness 323,864 250,531 -22.6 6,772 3,501 -48.3 69,824 59,044 -15.4 2,536 1,406 -44.6
Disorderly conduct 323,803 230,177 -28.9 72,647 37,771 -48.0 123,538 87,922 -28.8 37,422 19,682 -47.4
Vagrancy 19,135 16,625 -13.1 1,283 575 -55.2 4,613 4,716 +2.2 375 143 -61.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,013,268 1,768,042 -12.2 161,572 99,086 -38.7 633,861 617,157 -2.6 56,911 36,938 -35.1
Suspicion 541 681 +25.9 68 244 +258.8 153 248 +62.1 23 98 +326.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 48,641 28,193 -42.0 48,641 28,193 -42.0 20,337 10,584 -48.0 20,337 10,584 -48.0
  • 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, by Sex, 2010–2014

  • In 2014, the number of males arrested decreased 14.6 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 8.5 percent when compared with figures from 2010.
  • The number of juvenile males (those under age 18) arrested in 2014 dropped 37.4 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 38.5 percent when compared with the 2010 data.
  • An examination of 5-year trend data indicated that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 10.7 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses declined 6.5 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for murder in 2014 decreased 6.6 percent when compared with 2010 arrest data while the number of females arrested for murder in 2014 rose 2.2 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for both genders in 2014 when compared with data for 2010. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 29.8 percent; the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 29.9 percent.