Table 37

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2014–2015

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,819,530 5,603,363 -3.7 501,018 456,894 -8.8 2,148,404 2,086,392 -2.9 208,299 193,076 -7.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,201 6,639 +7.1 445 485 +9.0 843 880 +4.4 43 36 -16.3
Rape2 14,563 15,453 +6.1 2,256 2,411 +6.9 428 481 +12.4 100 104 +4.0
Robbery 55,379 56,502 +2.0 11,316 10,998 -2.8 9,233 9,636 +4.4 1,281 1,349 +5.3
Aggravated assault 207,155 208,893 +0.8 16,139 15,275 -5.4 61,959 62,757 +1.3 5,440 5,228 -3.9
Burglary 140,035 126,630 -9.6 24,901 22,402 -10.0 31,402 29,789 -5.1 3,485 3,125 -10.3
Larceny-theft 503,460 475,551 -5.5 75,211 67,264 -10.6 388,081 363,323 -6.4 51,678 45,850 -11.3
Motor vehicle theft 37,311 41,807 +12.1 6,746 7,498 +11.1 9,716 11,508 +18.4 1,436 1,738 +21.0
Arson 5,484 4,892 -10.8 1,981 1,608 -18.8 1,318 1,172 -11.1 301 289 -4.0
Violent crime3 283,298 287,487 +1.5 30,156 29,169 -3.3 72,463 73,754 +1.8 6,864 6,717 -2.1
Property crime3 686,290 648,880 -5.5 108,839 98,772 -9.2 430,517 405,792 -5.7 56,900 51,002 -10.4
Other assaults 558,375 551,443 -1.2 62,596 59,491 -5.0 217,354 216,671 -0.3 35,397 34,588 -2.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 25,963 25,871 -0.4 614 552 -10.1 14,875 14,047 -5.6 230 200 -13.0
Fraud 61,465 57,912 -5.8 2,107 1,943 -7.8 39,661 36,289 -8.5 1,031 1,034 +0.3
Embezzlement 5,988 5,780 -3.5 191 250 +30.9 5,849 5,877 +0.5 139 186 +33.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 50,507 49,866 -1.3 6,112 6,176 +1.0 14,048 13,836 -1.5 1,221 1,231 +0.8
Vandalism 112,084 108,919 -2.8 27,390 25,348 -7.5 28,779 29,496 +2.5 5,039 5,186 +2.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 89,058 92,634 +4.0 12,525 11,880 -5.1 8,751 9,261 +5.8 1,469 1,437 -2.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 10,983 10,604 -3.5 104 102 -1.9 21,784 18,670 -14.3 429 324 -24.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 35,929 34,214 -4.8 6,053 5,569 -8.0 3,001 2,909 -3.1 733 821 +12.0
Drug abuse violations 856,149 815,866 -4.7 63,196 54,688 -13.5 246,131 242,431 -1.5 16,308 15,276 -6.3
Gambling 2,114 1,882 -11.0 195 192 -1.5 572 698 +22.0 49 32 -34.7
Offenses against the family and children 50,848 49,078 -3.5 1,535 1,507 -1.8 19,194 19,550 +1.9 978 877 -10.3
Driving under the influence 614,095 586,828 -4.4 3,699 3,576 -3.3 205,301 196,645 -4.2 1,300 1,177 -9.5
Liquor laws 165,273 137,429 -16.8 23,220 18,945 -18.4 65,869 56,214 -14.7 15,188 12,604 -17.0
Drunkenness 255,231 233,299 -8.6 3,555 2,870 -19.3 59,288 56,435 -4.8 1,394 1,156 -17.1
Disorderly conduct 214,656 194,812 -9.2 36,052 32,858 -8.9 83,975 77,997 -7.1 19,093 18,030 -5.6
Vagrancy 15,723 14,613 -7.1 562 592 +5.3 4,531 4,243 -6.4 145 200 +37.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,708,432 1,680,538 -1.6 95,248 87,006 -8.7 598,323 598,147 * 36,254 33,568 -7.4
Suspicion 566 648 +14.5 126 102 -19.0 184 188 +2.2 38 33 -13.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 17,069 15,408 -9.7 17,069 15,408 -9.7 8,138 7,430 -8.7 8,138 7,430 -8.7
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2014–2015

  • Nationwide, the number of males arrested in 2015 decreased 3.7 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2014. The number of females arrested decreased 2.9 percent during this 2-year period.
  • The number of juvenile (persons under age 18) males arrested in 2015 decreased 8.8 percent when compared with 2014 juvenile male arrest data. The number of juvenile female arrests decreased 7.3 percent.
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of males arrested for violent crimes increased 1.5 percent, and the number of females arrested for violent crimes rose 1.8 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males for violent crimes declined 3.3 percent; arrests of juvenile females decreased 2.1 percent.
  • Of the violent crimes, the number of male arrests for murder offenses had the largest increase at 7.1 percent for males of all ages and 9.0 percent for juvenile males in a comparison of 2014 and 2015 arrest data. Arrests of females increased in each offense category. Arrests of juvenile females increased the most for robbery, up 5.3 percent, and decreased the most for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, down 16.3 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2015 decreased 5.5 percent when compared with 2014 arrest data, and the number of females arrested for property crimes decreased 5.7 percent.
  • The number of juvenile males arrested for property crimes decreased 9.2 percent; the number of juvenile females decreased 10.4 percent.
  • A comparison of 2015 and 2014 arrest data for property crime offenses indicated that the only property crime with an increase in the number of arrests was motor vehicle theft. The number of males (all ages) arrested for that offense increased 12.1 percent, and the number of male juveniles arrested for that offense rose 11.1 percent. The number of females (all ages) arrested for motor vehicle theft increased 18.4 percent, and the number of female juveniles arrested for that offense rose 21.0 percent.