Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2015

[12,706 agencies; 2015 estimated population 246,947,242]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 8,305,919 197,123 709,333 1,583,565 2,841,957 2.4 8.5 19.1 34.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,533 52 605 1,994 3,803 0.6 7.1 23.4 44.6
Rape1 17,504 1,098 2,745 4,913 7,171 6.3 15.7 28.1 41.0
Robbery 73,230 2,752 14,176 27,741 40,903 3.8 19.4 37.9 55.9
Aggravated assault 288,815 7,134 21,993 45,628 88,067 2.5 7.6 15.8 30.5
Burglary 166,609 8,172 27,473 50,121 75,448 4.9 16.5 30.1 45.3
Larceny-theft 900,077 33,010 120,967 231,426 357,163 3.7 13.4 25.7 39.7
Motor vehicle theft 59,831 2,417 11,169 18,899 27,817 4.0 18.7 31.6 46.5
Arson 6,802 1,245 2,083 2,625 3,311 18.3 30.6 38.6 48.7
Violent crime2 388,082 11,036 39,519 80,276 139,944 2.8 10.2 20.7 36.1
Property crime2 1,133,319 44,844 161,692 303,071 463,739 4.0 14.3 26.7 40.9
Other assaults 831,684 38,402 100,980 164,460 279,526 4.6 12.1 19.8 33.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 42,681 98 791 5,220 11,874 0.2 1.9 12.2 27.8
Fraud 102,339 670 3,474 11,746 25,807 0.7 3.4 11.5 25.2
Embezzlement 12,247 27 450 2,467 4,760 0.2 3.7 20.1 38.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,341 1,762 7,990 16,630 27,809 2.6 11.7 24.3 40.7
Vandalism 147,191 12,440 32,145 50,145 72,952 8.5 21.8 34.1 49.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 111,316 4,610 14,779 29,449 49,971 4.1 13.3 26.5 44.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 31,534 51 442 3,832 9,799 0.2 1.4 12.2 31.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 39,393 3,180 6,699 10,319 14,424 8.1 17.0 26.2 36.6
Drug abuse violations 1,144,021 12,103 76,172 243,199 451,132 1.1 6.7 21.3 39.4
Gambling 3,607 45 357 884 1,394 1.2 9.9 24.5 38.6
Offenses against the family and children 72,418 990 2,628 5,732 13,580 1.4 3.6 7.9 18.8
Driving under the influence 833,833 120 5,064 52,259 191,793 * 0.6 6.3 23.0
Liquor laws 204,665 3,489 33,155 125,262 139,800 1.7 16.2 61.2 68.3
Drunkenness 314,856 538 4,243 24,196 67,536 0.2 1.3 7.7 21.4
Disorderly conduct 298,253 21,190 55,102 83,257 127,307 7.1 18.5 27.9 42.7
Vagrancy 19,414 212 825 2,129 4,041 1.1 4.2 11.0 20.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,471,772 31,398 128,770 334,865 710,455 1.3 5.2 13.5 28.7
Suspicion 1,045 51 148 259 406 4.9 14.2 24.8 38.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,908 9,867 33,908 33,908 33,908 29.1 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 2 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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Arrests, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2015

  • In 2015, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 34.2 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 36.1 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 40.9 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes.
  • In 2015, 44.6 percent of all persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were under the age of 25.
  • Of all persons arrested for robbery, 55.9 percent were under the age of 25. Less than 20 percent (19.4) of persons arrested for robbery were juveniles (individuals under age 18).
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 45.3 percent of all persons arrested for burglary in 2015. Juveniles accounted for 16.5 percent of persons arrested for burglary.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 21 accounted for 21.3 percent of drug abuse violations.