Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2014

[12,327 agencies; 2014 estimated population 250,219,374]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 8,790,627 224,214 804,104 1,782,956 3,153,747 2.6 9.1 20.3 35.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,267 47 590 1,897 3,609 0.6 7.1 22.9 43.7
Rape1 16,473 1,009 2,564 4,586 6,796 6.1 15.6 27.8 41.3
Robbery 74,432 3,120 15,312 29,938 43,717 4.2 20.6 40.2 58.7
Aggravated assault 293,005 7,671 23,657 48,610 92,598 2.6 8.1 16.6 31.6
Burglary 187,474 8,989 31,757 59,777 89,930 4.8 16.9 31.9 48.0
Larceny-theft 978,033 39,226 140,620 266,759 408,663 4.0 14.4 27.3 41.8
Motor vehicle theft 53,744 2,263 9,975 17,307 25,377 4.2 18.6 32.2 47.2
Arson 7,357 1,427 2,469 3,105 3,826 19.4 33.6 42.2 52.0
Violent crime2 392,177 11,847 42,123 85,031 146,720 3.0 10.7 21.7 37.4
Property crime2 1,226,608 51,905 184,821 346,948 527,796 4.2 15.1 28.3 43.0
Other assaults 859,214 42,085 109,353 177,810 299,108 4.9 12.7 20.7 34.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,609 117 917 5,305 12,567 0.3 2.1 11.9 28.2
Fraud 110,355 635 3,373 12,827 28,547 0.6 3.1 11.6 25.9
Embezzlement 12,772 22 366 2,377 4,990 0.2 2.9 18.6 39.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,170 1,853 8,207 17,665 29,330 2.6 11.7 25.2 41.8
Vandalism 155,893 13,879 35,503 55,435 80,063 8.9 22.8 35.6 51.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,367 5,326 16,202 31,544 51,673 4.8 14.7 28.6 46.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 37,222 75 580 4,680 11,829 0.2 1.6 12.6 31.8
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,422 3,562 7,370 11,404 16,008 8.2 17.0 26.3 36.9
Drug abuse violations 1,223,505 14,662 88,243 271,671 498,552 1.2 7.2 22.2 40.7
Gambling 4,373 67 451 1,173 1,906 1.5 10.3 26.8 43.6
Offenses against the family and children 79,556 955 2,663 5,975 14,763 1.2 3.3 7.5 18.6
Driving under the influence 872,184 138 5,449 56,571 207,287 * 0.6 6.5 23.8
Liquor laws 249,970 3,854 41,528 155,112 172,717 1.5 16.6 62.1 69.1
Drunkenness 328,466 607 5,119 27,975 76,635 0.2 1.6 8.5 23.3
Disorderly conduct 341,979 23,588 63,359 96,543 148,534 6.9 18.5 28.2 43.4
Vagrancy 21,810 179 752 2,385 4,642 0.8 3.4 10.9 21.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,563,166 35,670 145,629 372,333 777,747 1.4 5.7 14.5 30.3
Suspicion 1,068 100 355 451 592 9.4 33.2 42.2 55.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,741 13,088 41,741 41,741 41,741 31.4 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 2 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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Arrests, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2014

  • In 2014, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 35.9 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 37.4 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 43.0 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes.
  • In 2014, 43.7 percent of all persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were under the age of 25.
  • Of all persons arrested for robbery, 58.7 percent were under the age of 25. More than 20 percent (20.6) of persons arrested for robbery were juveniles.
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 48.0 percent of all persons arrested for burglary in 2014. Juveniles accounted for 16.9 percent of persons arrested for burglary.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 21 accounted for 22.2 percent of drug abuse violations.