Table 43

Arrests

by Race, 2014

[12,320 agencies; 2014 estimated population 250,194,950]

Table 43A

Total arrests Percent distribution1 Total arrests Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 8,730,665 6,056,687 2,427,683 135,599 100,067 10,629 100.0 69.4 27.8 1.6 1.1 0.1 6,541,125 1,234,324 5,306,801 100.0 18.9 81.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,230 3,807 4,224 83 107 9 100.0 46.3 51.3 1.0 1.3 0.1 6,045 1,308 4,737 100.0 21.6 78.4
Rape3 16,326 10,977 4,888 212 222 27 100.0 67.2 29.9 1.3 1.4 0.2 11,508 3,126 8,382 100.0 27.2 72.8
Robbery 74,077 31,354 41,379 616 617 111 100.0 42.3 55.9 0.8 0.8 0.1 55,913 11,437 44,476 100.0 20.5 79.5
Aggravated assault 291,600 185,612 96,511 4,372 4,507 598 100.0 63.7 33.1 1.5 1.5 0.2 232,910 57,750 175,160 100.0 24.8 75.2
Burglary 186,794 126,242 56,504 1,703 1,999 346 100.0 67.6 30.2 0.9 1.1 0.2 152,261 30,669 121,592 100.0 20.1 79.9
Larceny-theft 971,199 671,260 271,788 15,869 11,355 927 100.0 69.1 28.0 1.6 1.2 0.1 725,373 112,745 612,628 100.0 15.5 84.5
Motor vehicle theft 53,456 35,551 16,391 668 677 169 100.0 66.5 30.7 1.2 1.3 0.3 40,946 10,471 30,475 100.0 25.6 74.4
Arson 7,298 5,338 1,709 142 98 11 100.0 73.1 23.4 1.9 1.3 0.2 5,520 1,022 4,498 100.0 18.5 81.5
Violent crime4 390,233 231,750 147,002 5,283 5,453 745 100.0 59.4 37.7 1.4 1.4 0.2 306,376 73,621 232,755 100.0 24.0 76.0
Property crime4 1,218,747 838,391 346,392 18,382 14,129 1,453 100.0 68.8 28.4 1.5 1.2 0.1 924,100 154,907 769,193 100.0 16.8 83.2
Other assaults 853,887 558,181 272,068 13,618 9,173 847 100.0 65.4 31.9 1.6 1.1 0.1 639,100 114,589 524,511 100.0 17.9 82.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,336 28,272 15,095 279 646 44 100.0 63.8 34.0 0.6 1.5 0.1 34,657 5,601 29,056 100.0 16.2 83.8
Fraud 109,576 72,424 34,853 1,116 1,124 59 100.0 66.1 31.8 1.0 1.0 0.1 88,004 8,784 79,220 100.0 10.0 90.0
Embezzlement 12,678 7,851 4,518 87 210 12 100.0 61.9 35.6 0.7 1.7 0.1 10,325 1,065 9,260 100.0 10.3 89.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 69,912 45,816 22,538 662 812 84 100.0 65.5 32.2 0.9 1.2 0.1 54,153 10,604 43,549 100.0 19.6 80.4
Vandalism 154,755 108,531 41,723 2,761 1,556 184 100.0 70.1 27.0 1.8 1.0 0.1 122,943 23,350 99,593 100.0 19.0 81.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 109,891 62,920 44,705 803 1,307 156 100.0 57.3 40.7 0.7 1.2 0.1 81,630 19,194 62,436 100.0 23.5 76.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 37,030 19,867 15,483 199 1,434 47 100.0 53.7 41.8 0.5 3.9 0.1 28,546 5,507 23,039 100.0 19.3 80.7
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,125 31,279 10,462 640 688 56 100.0 72.5 24.3 1.5 1.6 0.1 31,963 8,173 23,790 100.0 25.6 74.4
Drug abuse violations 1,216,225 837,851 353,862 10,071 12,893 1,548 100.0 68.9 29.1 0.8 1.1 0.1 910,629 190,771 719,858 100.0 20.9 79.1
Gambling 4,363 1,560 2,568 16 192 27 100.0 35.8 58.9 0.4 4.4 0.6 2,059 403 1,656 100.0 19.6 80.4
Offenses against the family and children 79,075 50,912 26,048 1,521 574 20 100.0 64.4 32.9 1.9 0.7 * 51,746 6,051 45,695 100.0 11.7 88.3
Driving under the influence 863,598 722,451 112,107 12,048 15,938 1,054 100.0 83.7 13.0 1.4 1.8 0.1 646,288 151,675 494,613 100.0 23.5 76.5
Liquor laws 246,304 197,559 35,727 9,539 3,302 177 100.0 80.2 14.5 3.9 1.3 0.1 173,195 27,008 146,187 100.0 15.6 84.4
Drunkenness 327,325 264,906 51,485 6,952 3,552 430 100.0 80.9 15.7 2.1 1.1 0.1 305,049 72,574 232,475 100.0 23.8 76.2
Disorderly conduct 338,636 213,342 114,802 7,734 2,493 265 100.0 63.0 33.9 2.3 0.7 0.1 207,465 27,127 180,338 100.0 13.1 86.9
Vagrancy 21,577 14,819 6,116 443 182 17 100.0 68.7 28.3 2.1 0.8 0.1 16,903 2,656 14,247 100.0 15.7 84.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,546,822 1,726,091 750,488 42,980 23,946 3,317 100.0 67.8 29.5 1.7 0.9 0.1 1,876,766 323,498 1,553,268 100.0 17.2 82.8
Suspicion 1,057 557 472 15 13 0 100.0 52.7 44.7 1.4 1.2 0.0 157 7 150 100.0 4.5 95.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,513 21,357 19,169 450 450 87 100.0 51.4 46.2 1.1 1.1 0.2 29,071 7,159 21,912 100.0 24.6 75.4
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.

Table 43B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1 Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 797,229 502,091 274,929 10,994 7,733 1,482 100.0 63.0 34.5 1.4 1.0 0.2 569,908 136,000 433,908 100.0 23.9 76.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 588 242 335 5 4 2 100.0 41.2 57.0 0.9 0.7 0.3 423 112 311 100.0 26.5 73.5
Rape3 2,542 1,667 844 19 11 1 100.0 65.6 33.2 0.7 0.4 * 1,707 383 1,324 100.0 22.4 77.6
Robbery 15,231 4,191 10,814 85 113 28 100.0 27.5 71.0 0.6 0.7 0.2 10,624 2,259 8,365 100.0 21.3 78.7
Aggravated assault 23,508 13,001 9,959 252 250 46 100.0 55.3 42.4 1.1 1.1 0.2 17,345 4,633 12,712 100.0 26.7 73.3
Burglary 31,594 17,810 13,133 287 303 61 100.0 56.4 41.6 0.9 1.0 0.2 24,851 6,581 18,270 100.0 26.5 73.5
Larceny-theft 139,221 84,591 50,427 2,115 1,820 268 100.0 60.8 36.2 1.5 1.3 0.2 100,597 21,622 78,975 100.0 21.5 78.5
Motor vehicle theft 9,904 5,063 4,638 109 76 18 100.0 51.1 46.8 1.1 0.8 0.2 6,595 1,890 4,705 100.0 28.7 71.3
Arson 2,437 1,763 607 31 32 4 100.0 72.3 24.9 1.3 1.3 0.2 1,953 469 1,484 100.0 24.0 76.0
Violent crime4 41,869 19,101 21,952 361 378 77 100.0 45.6 52.4 0.9 0.9 0.2 30,099 7,387 22,712 100.0 24.5 75.5
Property crime4 183,156 109,227 68,805 2,542 2,231 351 100.0 59.6 37.6 1.4 1.2 0.2 133,996 30,562 103,434 100.0 22.8 77.2
Other assaults 108,602 61,956 44,407 1,256 819 164 100.0 57.0 40.9 1.2 0.8 0.2 77,878 16,653 61,225 100.0 21.4 78.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 910 561 336 4 8 1 100.0 61.6 36.9 0.4 0.9 0.1 637 122 515 100.0 19.2 80.8
Fraud 3,328 1,940 1,292 64 29 3 100.0 58.3 38.8 1.9 0.9 0.1 2,578 404 2,174 100.0 15.7 84.3
Embezzlement 364 217 137 4 6 0 100.0 59.6 37.6 1.1 1.6 0.0 308 50 258 100.0 16.2 83.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 8,165 3,719 4,290 71 83 2 100.0 45.5 52.5 0.9 1.0 * 6,192 1,393 4,799 100.0 22.5 77.5
Vandalism 35,214 25,516 8,881 487 256 74 100.0 72.5 25.2 1.4 0.7 0.2 27,825 6,948 20,877 100.0 25.0 75.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 16,120 9,356 6,422 109 207 26 100.0 58.0 39.8 0.7 1.3 0.2 11,371 3,607 7,764 100.0 31.7 68.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 579 263 303 6 6 1 100.0 45.4 52.3 1.0 1.0 0.2 420 79 341 100.0 18.8 81.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 7,296 5,335 1,790 71 90 10 100.0 73.1 24.5 1.0 1.2 0.1 5,175 1,214 3,961 100.0 23.5 76.5
Drug abuse violations 87,574 65,121 20,067 1,215 917 254 100.0 74.4 22.9 1.4 1.0 0.3 64,223 18,621 45,602 100.0 29.0 71.0
Gambling 449 89 349 2 8 1 100.0 19.8 77.7 0.4 1.8 0.2 149 22 127 100.0 14.8 85.2
Offenses against the family and children 2,639 1,687 855 79 17 1 100.0 63.9 32.4 3.0 0.6 * 1,880 280 1,600 100.0 14.9 85.1
Driving under the influence 5,392 4,879 319 102 82 10 100.0 90.5 5.9 1.9 1.5 0.2 3,807 946 2,861 100.0 24.8 75.2
Liquor laws 41,032 36,220 2,989 1,292 450 81 100.0 88.3 7.3 3.1 1.1 0.2 28,930 4,990 23,940 100.0 17.2 82.8
Drunkenness 5,074 4,380 491 125 65 13 100.0 86.3 9.7 2.5 1.3 0.3 4,675 1,993 2,682 100.0 42.6 57.4
Disorderly conduct 62,754 33,824 27,677 810 317 126 100.0 53.9 44.1 1.3 0.5 0.2 37,484 7,062 30,422 100.0 18.8 81.2
Vagrancy 743 489 241 8 3 2 100.0 65.8 32.4 1.1 0.4 0.3 514 206 308 100.0 40.1 59.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 144,103 96,665 43,994 1,936 1,310 198 100.0 67.1 30.5 1.3 0.9 0.1 102,659 26,300 76,359 100.0 25.6 74.4
Suspicion 353 189 163 0 1 0 100.0 53.5 46.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 37 2 35 100.0 5.4 94.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,513 21,357 19,169 450 450 87 100.0 51.4 46.2 1.1 1.1 0.2 29,071 7,159 21,912 100.0 24.6 75.4
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.

Table 43C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1 Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 7,933,436 5,554,596 2,152,754 124,605 92,334 9,147 100.0 70.0 27.1 1.6 1.2 0.1 5,971,217 1,098,324 4,872,893 100.0 18.4 81.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,642 3,565 3,889 78 103 7 100.0 46.7 50.9 1.0 1.3 0.1 5,622 1,196 4,426 100.0 21.3 78.7
Rape3 13,784 9,310 4,044 193 211 26 100.0 67.5 29.3 1.4 1.5 0.2 9,801 2,743 7,058 100.0 28.0 72.0
Robbery 58,846 27,163 30,565 531 504 83 100.0 46.2 51.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 45,289 9,178 36,111 100.0 20.3 79.7
Aggravated assault 268,092 172,611 86,552 4,120 4,257 552 100.0 64.4 32.3 1.5 1.6 0.2 215,565 53,117 162,448 100.0 24.6 75.4
Burglary 155,200 108,432 43,371 1,416 1,696 285 100.0 69.9 27.9 0.9 1.1 0.2 127,410 24,088 103,322 100.0 18.9 81.1
Larceny-theft 831,978 586,669 221,361 13,754 9,535 659 100.0 70.5 26.6 1.7 1.1 0.1 624,776 91,123 533,653 100.0 14.6 85.4
Motor vehicle theft 43,552 30,488 11,753 559 601 151 100.0 70.0 27.0 1.3 1.4 0.3 34,351 8,581 25,770 100.0 25.0 75.0
Arson 4,861 3,575 1,102 111 66 7 100.0 73.5 22.7 2.3 1.4 0.1 3,567 553 3,014 100.0 15.5 84.5
Violent crime4 348,364 212,649 125,050 4,922 5,075 668 100.0 61.0 35.9 1.4 1.5 0.2 276,277 66,234 210,043 100.0 24.0 76.0
Property crime4 1,035,591 729,164 277,587 15,840 11,898 1,102 100.0 70.4 26.8 1.5 1.1 0.1 790,104 124,345 665,759 100.0 15.7 84.3
Other assaults 745,285 496,225 227,661 12,362 8,354 683 100.0 66.6 30.5 1.7 1.1 0.1 561,222 97,936 463,286 100.0 17.5 82.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,426 27,711 14,759 275 638 43 100.0 63.8 34.0 0.6 1.5 0.1 34,020 5,479 28,541 100.0 16.1 83.9
Fraud 106,248 70,484 33,561 1,052 1,095 56 100.0 66.3 31.6 1.0 1.0 0.1 85,426 8,380 77,046 100.0 9.8 90.2
Embezzlement 12,314 7,634 4,381 83 204 12 100.0 62.0 35.6 0.7 1.7 0.1 10,017 1,015 9,002 100.0 10.1 89.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 61,747 42,097 18,248 591 729 82 100.0 68.2 29.6 1.0 1.2 0.1 47,961 9,211 38,750 100.0 19.2 80.8
Vandalism 119,541 83,015 32,842 2,274 1,300 110 100.0 69.4 27.5 1.9 1.1 0.1 95,118 16,402 78,716 100.0 17.2 82.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 93,771 53,564 38,283 694 1,100 130 100.0 57.1 40.8 0.7 1.2 0.1 70,259 15,587 54,672 100.0 22.2 77.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 36,451 19,604 15,180 193 1,428 46 100.0 53.8 41.6 0.5 3.9 0.1 28,126 5,428 22,698 100.0 19.3 80.7
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 35,829 25,944 8,672 569 598 46 100.0 72.4 24.2 1.6 1.7 0.1 26,788 6,959 19,829 100.0 26.0 74.0
Drug abuse violations 1,128,651 772,730 333,795 8,856 11,976 1,294 100.0 68.5 29.6 0.8 1.1 0.1 846,406 172,150 674,256 100.0 20.3 79.7
Gambling 3,914 1,471 2,219 14 184 26 100.0 37.6 56.7 0.4 4.7 0.7 1,910 381 1,529 100.0 19.9 80.1
Offenses against the family and children 76,436 49,225 25,193 1,442 557 19 100.0 64.4 33.0 1.9 0.7 * 49,866 5,771 44,095 100.0 11.6 88.4
Driving under the influence 858,206 717,572 111,788 11,946 15,856 1,044 100.0 83.6 13.0 1.4 1.8 0.1 642,481 150,729 491,752 100.0 23.5 76.5
Liquor laws 205,272 161,339 32,738 8,247 2,852 96 100.0 78.6 15.9 4.0 1.4 * 144,265 22,018 122,247 100.0 15.3 84.7
Drunkenness 322,251 260,526 50,994 6,827 3,487 417 100.0 80.8 15.8 2.1 1.1 0.1 300,374 70,581 229,793 100.0 23.5 76.5
Disorderly conduct 275,882 179,518 87,125 6,924 2,176 139 100.0 65.1 31.6 2.5 0.8 0.1 169,981 20,065 149,916 100.0 11.8 88.2
Vagrancy 20,834 14,330 5,875 435 179 15 100.0 68.8 28.2 2.1 0.9 0.1 16,389 2,450 13,939 100.0 14.9 85.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,402,719 1,629,426 706,494 41,044 22,636 3,119 100.0 67.8 29.4 1.7 0.9 0.1 1,774,107 297,198 1,476,909 100.0 16.8 83.2
Suspicion 704 368 309 15 12 0 100.0 52.3 43.9 2.1 1.7 0.0 120 5 115 100.0 4.2 95.8
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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 Race, 2014

  • In 2014, 69.4 percent of all individuals arrested were white, 27.8 percent were black, and 2.8 percent were of other races.
  • Of all juveniles (persons under the age of 18) arrested in 2014, 63.0 percent were white, 34.5 percent were black, and 2.5 percent were of other races.
  • Of all adults arrested in 2014, 70.0 percent were white, 27.1 percent were black, and 2.8 percent were of other races.
  • White individuals were arrested more often for violent crimes than individuals of any other race and accounted for 59.4 percent of those arrests.
  • Of adults arrested for murder, 50.9 percent were black, 46.7 percent were white, and 2.5 percent were of other races.
  • Black juveniles comprised 52.4 percent of all juveniles arrested for violent crimes. White juveniles accounted for 59.6 percent of all juveniles arrested for property crimes.
  • Of juveniles arrested for drug abuse violations, 74.4 percent were white.
  • White juveniles comprised 55.3 percent of juveniles arrested for aggravated assaults.