Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2014

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

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 8,790,627 6,439,308 2,351,319 73.3 26.7 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,267 7,317 950 88.5 11.5 0.1 0.1 *
Rape2 16,473 16,014 459 97.2 2.8 0.2 0.2 *
Robbery 74,432 64,061 10,371 86.1 13.9 0.8 1.0 0.4
Aggravated assault 293,005 225,636 67,369 77.0 23.0 3.3 3.5 2.9
Burglary 187,474 154,115 33,359 82.2 17.8 2.1 2.4 1.4
Larceny-theft 978,033 555,217 422,816 56.8 43.2 11.1 8.6 18.0
Motor vehicle theft 53,744 42,837 10,907 79.7 20.3 0.6 0.7 0.5
Arson 7,357 5,920 1,437 80.5 19.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime3 392,177 313,028 79,149 79.8 20.2 4.5 4.9 3.4
Property crime3 1,226,608 758,089 468,519 61.8 38.2 14.0 11.8 19.9
Other assaults 859,214 619,144 240,070 72.1 27.9 9.8 9.6 10.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,609 28,356 16,253 63.6 36.4 0.5 0.4 0.7
Fraud 110,355 67,142 43,213 60.8 39.2 1.3 1.0 1.8
Embezzlement 12,772 6,464 6,308 50.6 49.4 0.1 0.1 0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,170 55,035 15,135 78.4 21.6 0.8 0.9 0.6
Vandalism 155,893 123,779 32,114 79.4 20.6 1.8 1.9 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,367 100,660 9,707 91.2 8.8 1.3 1.6 0.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 37,222 12,544 24,678 33.7 66.3 0.4 0.2 1.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,422 40,073 3,349 92.3 7.7 0.5 0.6 0.1
Drug abuse violations 1,223,505 956,012 267,493 78.1 21.9 13.9 14.8 11.4
Gambling 4,373 3,747 626 85.7 14.3 * 0.1 *
Offenses against the family and children 79,556 57,845 21,711 72.7 27.3 0.9 0.9 0.9
Driving under the influence 872,184 654,526 217,658 75.0 25.0 9.9 10.2 9.3
Liquor laws 249,970 178,982 70,988 71.6 28.4 2.8 2.8 3.0
Drunkenness 328,466 266,311 62,155 81.1 18.9 3.7 4.1 2.6
Disorderly conduct 341,979 247,340 94,639 72.3 27.7 3.9 3.8 4.0
Vagrancy 21,810 17,000 4,810 77.9 22.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,563,166 1,902,258 660,908 74.2 25.8 29.2 29.5 28.1
Suspicion 1,068 776 292 72.7 27.3 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,741 30,197 11,544 72.3 27.7 0.5 0.5 0.5
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Sex, 2014

  • In 2014, 73.3 percent of all arrestees were males. Males accounted for 79.8 percent of persons arrested for violent crimes and for 61.8 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Males comprised 88.5 percent of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2014.
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 78.1 percent were males.
  • Females accounted for 43.2 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2014.
  • Of persons arrested for aggravated assault in 2014, 23.0 percent were females.
  • Of persons arrested for driving under the influence, 25.0 percent were females.