Table 33

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2006–2015

[9,581 agencies; 2015 estimated population 199,921,204; 2006 estimated population 186,371,331]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2006 2015 Percent
change
2006 2015 Percent
change
2006 2015 Percent
change
2006 2015 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,605,457 4,913,199 -25.6 922,499 405,325 -56.1 2,070,999 1,826,164 -11.8 357,696 173,213 -51.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,292 5,463 -13.2 612 394 -35.6 812 738 -9.1 30 27 -10.0
Rape2 13,932 13,536 - 2,071 2,154 - 188 409 - 40 85 -
Robbery 60,460 46,060 -23.8 16,413 8,658 -47.2 7,977 7,943 -0.4 1,788 1,095 -38.8
Aggravated assault 216,482 179,138 -17.3 27,741 13,273 -52.2 55,258 52,690 -4.6 8,243 4,444 -46.1
Burglary 159,767 110,416 -30.9 45,896 19,254 -58.0 28,355 26,049 -8.1 6,057 2,802 -53.7
Larceny-theft 418,187 424,952 +1.6 106,506 60,365 -43.3 261,103 328,713 +25.9 74,117 41,533 -44.0
Motor vehicle theft 59,234 36,177 -38.9 14,361 6,029 -58.0 13,416 10,286 -23.3 3,290 1,518 -53.9
Arson 8,738 4,633 -47.0 4,538 1,536 -66.2 1,707 1,104 -35.3 685 275 -59.9
Violent crime3 297,166 244,197 -17.8 46,837 24,479 -47.7 64,235 61,780 -3.8 10,101 5,651 -44.1
Property crime3 645,926 576,178 -10.8 171,301 87,184 -49.1 304,581 366,152 +20.2 84,149 46,128 -45.2
Other assaults 592,204 486,355 -17.9 101,366 52,882 -47.8 199,974 192,182 -3.9 51,030 30,807 -39.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 41,028 22,493 -45.2 1,513 470 -68.9 27,291 12,418 -54.5 775 162 -79.1
Fraud 99,184 52,967 -46.6 3,297 1,811 -45.1 82,679 33,517 -59.5 1,793 965 -46.2
Embezzlement 6,101 4,850 -20.5 517 220 -57.4 6,907 5,073 -26.6 432 171 -60.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 63,904 45,331 -29.1 11,930 5,514 -53.8 15,173 12,587 -17.0 2,102 1,086 -48.3
Vandalism 158,590 97,844 -38.3 66,281 23,174 -65.0 31,277 26,214 -16.2 9,921 4,619 -53.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 105,054 78,496 -25.3 25,051 10,331 -58.8 9,050 7,947 -12.2 2,656 1,283 -51.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 11,754 7,103 -39.6 182 85 -53.3 21,648 10,560 -51.2 551 184 -66.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 47,168 29,862 -36.7 9,029 4,914 -45.6 3,488 2,494 -28.5 919 729 -20.7
Drug abuse violations 865,257 715,904 -17.3 93,508 49,170 -47.4 212,899 212,218 -0.3 19,624 13,865 -29.3
Gambling 2,366 1,272 -46.2 279 121 -56.6 441 385 -12.7 13 12 -7.7
Offenses against the family and children 60,217 41,552 -31.0 2,070 1,379 -33.4 19,351 16,825 -13.1 1,278 829 -35.1
Driving under the influence 738,512 508,633 -31.1 9,943 3,251 -67.3 187,306 167,327 -10.7 3,004 1,043 -65.3
Liquor laws 294,825 123,435 -58.1 60,064 17,707 -70.5 113,686 50,795 -55.3 34,665 11,823 -65.9
Drunkenness 310,500 202,628 -34.7 8,281 2,503 -69.8 57,771 48,796 -15.5 2,812 1,025 -63.5
Disorderly conduct 308,923 171,960 -44.3 87,098 29,356 -66.3 113,264 68,763 -39.3 42,850 16,303 -62.0
Vagrancy 13,876 11,847 -14.6 2,390 457 -80.9 4,230 3,170 -25.1 1,085 141 -87.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,902,249 1,477,329 -22.3 180,909 77,354 -57.2 575,732 520,470 -9.6 67,920 29,896 -56.0
Suspicion 869 384 -55.8 157 95 -39.5 256 96 -62.5 46 32 -30.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 40,653 12,963 -68.1 40,653 12,963 -68.1 20,016 6,491 -67.6 20,016 6,491 -67.6
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2006 rape figures are based on the legacy definition, and the 2015 rape figures are aggregate totals based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. For this reason, a percent change is not provided.
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2006–2015

  • In 2015, the number of males arrested declined 25.6 percent when compared with data for 2006; the number of females arrested fell 11.8 percent for the same comparison period.
  • Arrests of juvenile (persons under age 18) males dropped 56.1 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 51.6 percent when data for 2015 were compared with statistics for 2006.
  • The number of males arrested for violent crimes in 2015 decreased 17.8 percent from the number arrested in 2006. The number of females arrested for violent crimes decreased 3.8 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes declined for both genders in 2015 when compared with data for 2006. The number of arrests of juvenile males decreased 47.7 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females dropped 44.1 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2015 declined 10.8 percent from the number arrested in 2006, but the number of females arrested for property crimes rose 20.2 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males and juvenile females for property crimes decreased 49.1 percent and 45.2 percent, respectively, when data for 2015 were compared with data for 2006.