Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2011–2015

[10,685 agencies; 2015 estimated population 217,039,923; 2011 estimated population 211,166,146]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2011 2015 Percent
change
2011 2015 Percent
change
2011 2015 Percent
change
2011 2015 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,088,595 5,259,673 -13.6 700,443 448,078 -36.0 2,137,293 1,953,716 -8.6 290,955 186,640 -35.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,143 6,195 +0.8 491 461 -6.1 825 810 -1.8 48 32 -33.3
Rape2 13,007 14,667 - 1,872 2,303 - 161 459 - 45 98 -
Robbery 59,300 51,513 -13.1 13,651 10,198 -25.3 8,350 8,572 +2.7 1,386 1,206 -13.0
Aggravated assault 200,997 189,945 -5.5 20,057 14,280 -28.8 58,018 56,293 -3.0 6,364 4,728 -25.7
Burglary 165,578 117,307 -29.2 35,931 20,564 -42.8 32,178 27,856 -13.4 5,087 3,323 -34.7
Larceny-theft 483,506 453,042 -6.3 98,996 65,070 -34.3 371,677 346,601 -6.7 76,437 44,286 -42.1
Motor vehicle theft 36,406 39,750 +9.2 8,029 7,866 -2.0 7,930 10,697 +34.9 1,552 1,758 +13.3
Arson 6,497 4,924 -24.2 2,873 1,610 -44.0 1,379 1,209 -12.3 479 304 -36.5
Violent crime3 279,447 262,320 -6.1 36,071 27,242 -24.5 67,354 66,134 -1.8 7,843 6,064 -22.7
Property crime3 691,987 615,023 -11.1 145,829 95,110 -34.8 413,164 386,363 -6.5 83,555 49,671 -40.6
Other assaults 601,228 523,074 -13.0 82,291 57,093 -30.6 226,349 204,361 -9.7 45,019 32,742 -27.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 28,751 23,598 -17.9 759 509 -32.9 17,513 13,044 -25.5 306 185 -39.5
Fraud 64,431 55,618 -13.7 2,348 2,160 -8.0 45,932 34,972 -23.9 1,235 1,086 -12.1
Embezzlement 5,508 5,436 -1.3 183 244 +33.3 5,423 5,575 +2.8 118 182 +54.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 50,724 46,335 -8.7 7,550 5,614 -25.6 13,068 12,888 -1.4 1,577 1,101 -30.2
Vandalism 129,917 102,401 -21.2 39,722 24,312 -38.8 30,463 27,753 -8.9 6,966 4,915 -29.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 90,934 87,083 -4.2 16,739 11,666 -30.3 8,181 8,720 +6.6 1,926 1,412 -26.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 8,922 7,945 -11.0 129 98 -24.0 17,855 11,852 -33.6 332 194 -41.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 41,586 31,775 -23.6 7,563 5,272 -30.3 3,284 2,645 -19.5 919 776 -15.6
Drug abuse violations 816,249 785,537 -3.8 84,160 54,534 -35.2 204,626 230,865 +12.8 17,031 14,821 -13.0
Gambling 4,383 2,445 -44.2 573 264 -53.9 546 610 +11.7 45 30 -33.3
Offenses against the family and children 57,203 46,809 -18.2 1,467 1,448 -1.3 19,184 18,548 -3.3 911 887 -2.6
Driving under the influence 621,125 505,968 -18.5 5,192 3,336 -35.7 204,784 170,592 -16.7 1,821 1,096 -39.8
Liquor laws 225,595 128,074 -43.2 38,110 18,478 -51.5 97,934 53,388 -45.5 25,512 12,398 -51.4
Drunkenness 294,364 215,650 -26.7 5,994 2,734 -54.4 67,223 52,465 -22.0 2,191 1,102 -49.7
Disorderly conduct 275,904 189,745 -31.2 60,256 32,008 -46.9 106,685 74,783 -29.9 31,496 17,307 -45.1
Vagrancy 11,904 12,198 +2.5 533 508 -4.7 2,683 3,297 +22.9 108 140 +29.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,754,766 1,590,807 -9.3 131,307 83,616 -36.3 570,522 566,324 -0.7 47,524 31,994 -32.7
Suspicion 569 457 -19.7 52 99 +90.4 163 116 -28.8 26 33 +26.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,667 21,832 -35.2 33,667 21,832 -35.2 14,520 8,537 -41.2 14,520 8,537 -41.2
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2011 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2011–2015

  • In 2015, the number of males arrested decreased 13.6 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 8.6 percent when compared with arrest figures from 2011.
  • The number of juvenile males (those under age 18) arrested in 2015 dropped 36.0 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 35.9 percent when compared with the 2011 data.
  • An examination of 5-year trend data indicated that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 6.1 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses declined 1.8 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for murder in 2015 rose 0.8 percent when compared with 2011 arrest data, while the number of females arrested for murder in 2015 decreased 1.8 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for both genders in 2015 when compared with data for 2011. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 24.5 percent; the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 22.7 percent.