Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2013–2014

[11,284 agencies; 2014 estimated population 235,423,438; 2013 estimated population 233,336,432]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2013 2014 Percent
change
2013 2014 Percent
change
2013 2014 Percent
change
2013 2014 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,601,467 8,266,163 -3.9 231,277 210,741 -8.9 822,234 752,515 -8.5 7,779,233 7,513,648 -3.4
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,725 7,379 -4.5 71 41 -42.3 562 511 -9.1 7,163 6,868 -4.1
Rape2 14,355 15,477 +7.8 927 955 +3.0 2,306 2,432 +5.5 12,049 13,045 +8.3
Robbery 72,618 67,885 -6.5 2,787 2,602 -6.6 14,016 13,260 -5.4 58,602 54,625 -6.8
Aggravated assault 278,376 279,333 +0.3 7,570 7,221 -4.6 23,066 22,211 -3.7 255,310 257,122 +0.7
Burglary 193,274 176,697 -8.6 8,784 8,285 -5.7 32,383 29,528 -8.8 160,891 147,169 -8.5
Larceny-theft 937,154 921,848 -1.6 40,612 37,078 -8.7 142,363 133,236 -6.4 794,791 788,612 -0.8
Motor vehicle theft 47,964 48,699 +1.5 1,773 1,927 +8.7 8,006 8,399 +4.9 39,958 40,300 +0.9
Arson 7,339 6,924 -5.7 1,509 1,364 -9.6 2,607 2,337 -10.4 4,732 4,587 -3.1
Violent crime3 373,074 370,074 -0.8 11,355 10,819 -4.7 39,950 38,414 -3.8 333,124 331,660 -0.4
Property crime3 1,185,731 1,154,168 -2.7 52,678 48,654 -7.6 185,359 173,500 -6.4 1,000,372 980,668 -2.0
Other assaults 838,441 805,653 -3.9 43,813 39,674 -9.4 111,284 102,188 -8.2 727,157 703,465 -3.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 46,651 42,245 -9.4 90 110 +22.2 810 872 +7.7 45,841 41,373 -9.7
Fraud 109,592 104,299 -4.8 687 614 -10.6 3,485 3,215 -7.7 106,107 101,084 -4.7
Embezzlement 12,464 12,469 * 36 22 -38.9 311 365 +17.4 12,153 12,104 -0.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 71,806 66,875 -6.9 1,866 1,751 -6.2 8,028 7,798 -2.9 63,778 59,077 -7.4
Vandalism 153,623 148,083 -3.6 13,764 13,204 -4.1 35,869 33,832 -5.7 117,754 114,251 -3.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 104,340 100,878 -3.3 5,244 4,993 -4.8 15,321 14,798 -3.4 89,019 86,080 -3.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 39,190 34,674 -11.5 61 74 +21.3 633 566 -10.6 38,557 34,108 -11.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,927 41,082 -6.5 3,851 3,441 -10.6 7,824 7,137 -8.8 36,103 33,945 -6.0
Drug abuse violations 1,116,612 1,120,133 +0.3 14,897 13,471 -9.6 86,070 80,741 -6.2 1,030,542 1,039,392 +0.9
Gambling 2,915 2,709 -7.1 63 32 -49.2 237 205 -13.5 2,678 2,504 -6.5
Offenses against the family and children 75,820 74,432 -1.8 695 809 +16.4 2,088 2,323 +11.3 73,732 72,109 -2.2
Driving under the influence 885,226 838,725 -5.3 119 113 -5.0 5,765 5,234 -9.2 879,461 833,491 -5.2
Liquor laws 270,884 236,920 -12.5 4,468 3,722 -16.7 46,848 40,231 -14.1 224,036 196,689 -12.2
Drunkenness 344,799 318,713 -7.6 650 598 -8.0 5,671 4,918 -13.3 339,128 313,795 -7.5
Disorderly conduct 347,333 312,676 -10.0 27,571 22,313 -19.1 69,989 58,706 -16.1 277,344 253,970 -8.4
Vagrancy 20,495 21,439 +4.6 169 169 0.0 704 718 +2.0 19,791 20,721 +4.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,511,791 2,419,888 -3.7 35,419 33,484 -5.5 149,235 136,726 -8.4 2,362,556 2,283,162 -3.4
Suspicion 813 1,027 +26.3 80 99 +23.8 171 346 +102.3 642 681 +6.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 46,753 40,028 -14.4 13,781 12,674 -8.0 46,753 40,028 -14.4 - - -
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2013–2014

  • The number of persons arrested in 2014 decreased 3.9 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2013. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2014 decreased 8.5 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes decreased 0.8 percent from 2013 to 2014. When compared with data from 2013, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes decreased 3.8 percent.
  • Of the violent crimes, the number of arrests for robbery and murder decreased 6.5 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively, when comparing 2014 arrest data with 2013 arrest data.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2014 decreased 2.0 percent when compared with 2013 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 6.4 percent.
  • The property crime with the biggest change in the number of arrests was burglary, with an 8.6 percent decline.