Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2014–2015

[11,437 agencies; 2015 estimated population 229,446,072; 2014 estimated population 228,153,502]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
TOTAL1 7,967,934 7,689,755 -3.5 197,475 180,987 -8.3 709,317 649,970 -8.4 7,258,617 7,039,785 -3.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,044 7,519 +6.7 41 47 +14.6 488 521 +6.8 6,556 6,998 +6.7
Rape2 14,991 15,934 +6.3 939 991 +5.5 2,356 2,515 +6.7 12,635 13,419 +6.2
Robbery 64,612 66,138 +2.4 2,533 2,348 -7.3 12,597 12,347 -2.0 52,015 53,791 +3.4
Aggravated assault 269,114 271,650 +0.9 7,033 6,667 -5.2 21,579 20,503 -5.0 247,535 251,147 +1.5
Burglary 171,437 156,419 -8.8 8,052 7,543 -6.3 28,386 25,527 -10.1 143,051 130,892 -8.5
Larceny-theft 891,541 838,874 -5.9 35,758 31,006 -13.3 126,889 113,114 -10.9 764,652 725,760 -5.1
Motor vehicle theft 47,027 53,315 +13.4 1,917 2,055 +7.2 8,182 9,236 +12.9 38,845 44,079 +13.5
Arson 6,802 6,064 -10.8 1,330 1,143 -14.1 2,282 1,897 -16.9 4,520 4,167 -7.8
Violent crime3 355,761 361,241 +1.5 10,546 10,053 -4.7 37,020 35,886 -3.1 318,741 325,355 +2.1
Property crime3 1,116,807 1,054,672 -5.6 47,057 41,747 -11.3 165,739 149,774 -9.6 951,068 904,898 -4.9
Other assaults 775,729 768,114 -1.0 37,723 35,954 -4.7 97,993 94,079 -4.0 677,736 674,035 -0.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 40,838 39,918 -2.3 111 92 -17.1 844 752 -10.9 39,994 39,166 -2.1
Fraud 101,126 94,201 -6.8 606 583 -3.8 3,138 2,977 -5.1 97,988 91,224 -6.9
Embezzlement 11,837 11,657 -1.5 21 25 +19.0 330 436 +32.1 11,507 11,221 -2.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,555 63,702 -1.3 1,663 1,628 -2.1 7,333 7,407 +1.0 57,222 56,295 -1.6
Vandalism 140,863 138,415 -1.7 12,765 11,870 -7.0 32,429 30,534 -5.8 108,434 107,881 -0.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 97,809 101,895 +4.2 4,685 4,262 -9.0 13,994 13,317 -4.8 83,815 88,578 +5.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 32,767 29,274 -10.7 68 48 -29.4 533 426 -20.1 32,234 28,848 -10.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 38,930 37,123 -4.6 3,303 3,038 -8.0 6,786 6,390 -5.8 32,144 30,733 -4.4
Drug abuse violations 1,102,280 1,058,297 -4.0 13,510 11,222 -16.9 79,504 69,964 -12.0 1,022,776 988,333 -3.4
Gambling 2,686 2,580 -3.9 44 33 -25.0 244 224 -8.2 2,442 2,356 -3.5
Offenses against the family and children 70,042 68,628 -2.0 914 877 -4.0 2,513 2,384 -5.1 67,529 66,244 -1.9
Driving under the influence 819,396 783,473 -4.4 121 108 -10.7 4,999 4,753 -4.9 814,397 778,720 -4.4
Liquor laws 231,142 193,643 -16.2 3,641 3,316 -8.9 38,408 31,549 -17.9 192,734 162,094 -15.9
Drunkenness 314,519 289,734 -7.9 586 499 -14.8 4,949 4,026 -18.7 309,570 285,708 -7.7
Disorderly conduct 298,631 272,809 -8.6 21,239 20,005 -5.8 55,145 50,888 -7.7 243,486 221,921 -8.9
Vagrancy 20,254 18,856 -6.9 165 205 +24.2 707 792 +12.0 19,547 18,064 -7.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,306,755 2,278,685 -1.2 32,180 29,528 -8.2 131,502 120,574 -8.3 2,175,253 2,158,111 -0.8
Suspicion 750 836 +11.5 58 48 -17.2 164 135 -17.7 586 701 +19.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 25,207 22,838 -9.4 6,527 5,894 -9.7 25,207 22,838 -9.4 - - -
  • 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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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2014–2015

  • The number of persons arrested in 2015 decreased 3.5 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2014. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2015 decreased 8.4 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes increased 1.5 percent from 2014 to 2015.When compared with data from 2014, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes decreased 3.1 percent.
  • The number of arrests for murder rose 6.7 percent, when comparing 2015 arrest data with 2014 arrest data.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2015 decreased 4.9 percent when compared with 2014 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 9.6 percent.