Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2015

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

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(12,706 agencies;
population 246,947,242)
Total cities
(9,115 cities;
population 168,734,653)
Group I
(66 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 44,563,106)
Group II
(180 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 27,033,841)
Group III
(404 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 28,217,031)
Group IV
(726 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 25,112,170)
Group V
(1,501 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 23,998,482)
Group VI
(6,238 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,810,023)
Metropolitan counties
(1,536 agencies;
population 56,900,141)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(2,055 agencies;
population 21,312,448)
Suburban areas1
(7,022 agencies;
population 111,227,944)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 8,304,874 3,363.0 6,034,206 3,576.2 1,449,692 3,253.1 933,850 3,454.4 949,975 3,366.7 839,653 3,343.6 887,804 3,699.4 973,232 4,912.8 1,593,867 2,801.2 676,801 3,175.6 3,484,480 3,132.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,533 3.5 6,258 3.7 2,771 6.2 1,169 4.3 767 2.7 632 2.5 538 2.2 381 1.9 1,675 2.9 600 2.8 2,713 2.4
Rape3 17,504 7.1 12,521 7.4 4,128 9.3 1,879 7.0 1,863 6.6 1,536 6.1 1,589 6.6 1,526 7.7 3,427 6.0 1,556 7.3 6,639 6.0
Robbery 73,230 29.7 62,265 36.9 27,161 60.9 10,792 39.9 9,219 32.7 6,407 25.5 5,297 22.1 3,389 17.1 9,667 17.0 1,298 6.1 21,909 19.7
Aggravated assault 288,815 117.0 218,940 129.8 74,418 167.0 40,021 148.0 34,459 122.1 24,244 96.5 23,450 97.7 22,348 112.8 52,568 92.4 17,307 81.2 102,190 91.9
Burglary 166,609 67.5 123,383 73.1 32,908 73.8 23,084 85.4 21,426 75.9 16,311 65.0 15,604 65.0 14,050 70.9 30,602 53.8 12,624 59.2 63,491 57.1
Larceny-theft 900,077 364.5 756,295 448.2 157,390 353.2 119,421 441.7 129,062 457.4 122,330 487.1 130,263 542.8 97,829 493.8 116,364 204.5 27,418 128.6 371,823 334.3
Motor vehicle theft 59,831 24.2 44,572 26.4 15,895 35.7 9,028 33.4 6,828 24.2 4,455 17.7 4,127 17.2 4,239 21.4 11,442 20.1 3,817 17.9 20,720 18.6
Arson 6,802 2.8 5,108 3.0 1,223 2.7 1,043 3.9 700 2.5 627 2.5 719 3.0 796 4.0 1,118 2.0 576 2.7 2,576 2.3
Violent crime4 388,082 157.2 299,984 177.8 108,478 243.4 53,861 199.2 46,308 164.1 32,819 130.7 30,874 128.6 27,644 139.5 67,337 118.3 20,761 97.4 133,451 120.0
Property crime4 1,133,319 458.9 929,358 550.8 207,416 465.4 152,576 564.4 158,016 560.0 143,723 572.3 150,713 628.0 116,914 590.2 159,526 280.4 44,435 208.5 458,610 412.3
Other assaults 831,684 336.8 624,009 369.8 171,099 383.9 99,791 369.1 99,999 354.4 85,694 341.2 84,879 353.7 82,547 416.7 151,543 266.3 56,132 263.4 327,735 294.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 42,681 17.3 31,437 18.6 6,200 13.9 5,015 18.6 5,248 18.6 4,790 19.1 5,139 21.4 5,045 25.5 8,719 15.3 2,525 11.8 19,346 17.4
Fraud 102,339 41.4 70,891 42.0 13,350 30.0 9,435 34.9 11,223 39.8 11,324 45.1 11,027 45.9 14,532 73.4 21,816 38.3 9,632 45.2 47,639 42.8
Embezzlement 12,247 5.0 9,562 5.7 2,358 5.3 1,408 5.2 1,708 6.1 1,477 5.9 1,445 6.0 1,166 5.9 2,154 3.8 531 2.5 5,050 4.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,341 27.7 50,592 30.0 12,910 29.0 8,704 32.2 9,691 34.3 7,352 29.3 6,675 27.8 5,260 26.6 13,606 23.9 4,143 19.4 28,868 26.0
Vandalism 147,191 59.6 113,543 67.3 27,794 62.4 17,112 63.3 18,762 66.5 17,244 68.7 16,088 67.0 16,543 83.5 25,194 44.3 8,454 39.7 59,966 53.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 111,316 45.1 85,618 50.7 31,535 70.8 14,199 52.5 12,194 43.2 9,027 35.9 8,673 36.1 9,990 50.4 18,786 33.0 6,912 32.4 39,175 35.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 31,534 12.8 28,450 16.9 19,017 42.7 4,138 15.3 2,353 8.3 1,246 5.0 1,082 4.5 614 3.1 2,860 5.0 224 1.1 5,413 4.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 39,393 16.0 27,417 16.2 7,777 17.5 4,282 15.8 4,460 15.8 3,586 14.3 3,637 15.2 3,675 18.6 8,775 15.4 3,201 15.0 16,661 15.0
Drug abuse violations 1,144,021 463.3 810,262 480.2 204,753 459.5 129,009 477.2 131,689 466.7 108,677 432.8 111,099 462.9 125,035 631.2 234,082 411.4 99,677 467.7 488,748 439.4
Gambling 3,607 1.5 2,848 1.7 1,645 3.7 216 0.8 295 1.0 97 0.4 266 1.1 329 1.7 601 1.1 158 0.7 982 0.9
Offenses against the family and children 72,418 29.3 37,512 22.2 5,975 13.4 6,420 23.7 5,585 19.8 5,576 22.2 5,822 24.3 8,134 41.1 25,945 45.6 8,961 42.0 37,718 33.9
Driving under the influence 833,833 337.7 468,701 277.8 94,408 211.9 62,531 231.3 70,006 248.1 68,851 274.2 79,161 329.9 93,744 473.2 213,047 374.4 152,085 713.6 387,181 348.1
Liquor laws 204,665 82.9 160,696 95.2 25,348 56.9 19,435 71.9 20,421 72.4 21,446 85.4 26,020 108.4 48,026 242.4 28,369 49.9 15,600 73.2 90,670 81.5
Drunkenness 314,856 127.5 271,597 161.0 44,198 99.2 43,997 162.7 46,923 166.3 35,479 141.3 39,409 164.2 61,591 310.9 29,836 52.4 13,423 63.0 109,959 98.9
Disorderly conduct 298,253 120.8 247,467 146.7 41,893 94.0 30,411 112.5 36,229 128.4 36,844 146.7 45,801 190.8 56,289 284.1 34,508 60.6 16,278 76.4 127,083 114.3
Vagrancy 19,414 7.9 16,892 10.0 5,574 12.5 3,400 12.6 3,861 13.7 1,549 6.2 964 4.0 1,544 7.8 2,191 3.9 331 1.6 5,324 4.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,471,772 1,000.9 1,715,484 1,016.7 400,810 899.4 265,232 981.1 261,665 927.3 240,097 956.1 255,954 1,066.5 291,726 1,472.6 543,199 954.7 213,089 999.8 1,086,779 977.1
Suspicion 1,045 0.4 842 0.5 4 * 0 0.0 139 0.5 56 0.2 30 0.1 613 3.1 42 0.1 161 0.8 277 0.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,908 13.7 31,886 18.9 17,154 38.5 2,678 9.9 3,339 11.8 2,755 11.0 3,076 12.8 2,884 14.6 1,773 3.1 249 1.2 8,122 7.3
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 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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