Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2015

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(12,706 agencies;
population 246,947,242)
Northeast
(3,093 agencies;
population 44,262,090)
Midwest
(3,149 agencies;
population 48,363,834)
South
(4,578 agencies;
population 84,603,838)
West
(1,886 agencies;
population 69,717,480)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 8,304,874 3,363.0 1,242,395 2,806.9 1,624,037 3,358.0 3,070,944 3,629.8 2,367,498 3,395.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,533 3.5 1,073 2.4 1,543 3.2 3,665 4.3 2,252 3.2
Rape2 17,504 7.1 3,209 7.2 3,819 7.9 5,565 6.6 4,911 7.0
Robbery 73,230 29.7 13,998 31.6 11,562 23.9 23,928 28.3 23,742 34.1
Aggravated assault 288,815 117.0 38,662 87.3 43,243 89.4 85,726 101.3 121,184 173.8
Burglary 166,609 67.5 23,132 52.3 22,653 46.8 58,250 68.9 62,574 89.8
Larceny-theft 900,077 364.5 147,661 333.6 185,039 382.6 358,706 424.0 208,671 299.3
Motor vehicle theft 59,831 24.2 6,269 14.2 11,788 24.4 16,034 19.0 25,740 36.9
Arson 6,802 2.8 1,091 2.5 1,162 2.4 1,996 2.4 2,553 3.7
Violent crime3 388,082 157.2 56,942 128.6 60,167 124.4 118,884 140.5 152,089 218.2
Property crime3 1,133,319 458.9 178,153 402.5 220,642 456.2 434,986 514.1 299,538 429.6
Other assaults 831,684 336.8 139,741 315.7 159,716 330.2 329,328 389.3 202,899 291.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 42,681 17.3 7,688 17.4 6,929 14.3 18,794 22.2 9,270 13.3
Fraud 102,339 41.4 20,238 45.7 18,538 38.3 46,872 55.4 16,691 23.9
Embezzlement 12,247 5.0 1,386 3.1 2,006 4.1 6,813 8.1 2,042 2.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,341 27.7 10,276 23.2 12,420 25.7 20,213 23.9 25,432 36.5
Vandalism 147,191 59.6 32,315 73.0 28,900 59.8 38,820 45.9 47,156 67.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 111,316 45.1 13,967 31.6 22,930 47.4 37,283 44.1 37,136 53.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 31,534 12.8 4,196 9.5 4,176 8.6 9,954 11.8 13,208 18.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 39,393 16.0 6,291 14.2 7,565 15.6 11,024 13.0 14,513 20.8
Drug abuse violations 1,144,021 463.3 193,773 437.8 220,858 456.7 412,432 487.5 316,958 454.6
Gambling 3,607 1.5 534 1.2 1,191 2.5 1,524 1.8 358 0.5
Offenses against the family and children 72,418 29.3 13,445 30.4 15,769 32.6 30,445 36.0 12,759 18.3
Driving under the influence 833,833 337.7 127,447 287.9 179,271 370.7 258,027 305.0 269,088 386.0
Liquor laws 204,665 82.9 25,234 57.0 70,045 144.8 49,906 59.0 59,480 85.3
Drunkenness 314,856 127.5 29,672 67.0 20,363 42.1 165,031 195.1 99,790 143.1
Disorderly conduct 298,253 120.8 72,771 164.4 98,520 203.7 74,894 88.5 52,068 74.7
Vagrancy 19,414 7.9 1,581 3.6 3,427 7.1 4,253 5.0 10,153 14.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,471,772 1,000.9 294,195 664.7 463,999 959.4 993,954 1,174.8 719,624 1,032.2
Suspicion 1,045 0.4 99 0.2 171 0.4 435 0.5 340 0.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,908 13.7 12,550 28.4 6,605 13.7 7,507 8.9 7,246 10.4
  • 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.

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