Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2015

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

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 8,305,919 6,067,584 2,238,335 73.1 26.9 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,533 7,549 984 88.5 11.5 0.1 0.1 *
Rape2 17,504 16,990 514 97.1 2.9 0.2 0.3 *
Robbery 73,230 62,721 10,509 85.6 14.4 0.9 1.0 0.5
Aggravated assault 288,815 221,993 66,822 76.9 23.1 3.5 3.7 3.0
Burglary 166,609 135,064 31,545 81.1 18.9 2.0 2.2 1.4
Larceny-theft 900,077 511,557 388,520 56.8 43.2 10.8 8.4 17.4
Motor vehicle theft 59,831 47,169 12,662 78.8 21.2 0.7 0.8 0.6
Arson 6,802 5,460 1,342 80.3 19.7 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime3 388,082 309,253 78,829 79.7 20.3 4.7 5.1 3.5
Property crime3 1,133,319 699,250 434,069 61.7 38.3 13.6 11.5 19.4
Other assaults 831,684 598,000 233,684 71.9 28.1 10.0 9.9 10.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 42,681 27,596 15,085 64.7 35.3 0.5 0.5 0.7
Fraud 102,339 62,721 39,618 61.3 38.7 1.2 1.0 1.8
Embezzlement 12,247 6,093 6,154 49.8 50.2 0.1 0.1 0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,341 53,621 14,720 78.5 21.5 0.8 0.9 0.7
Vandalism 147,191 115,695 31,496 78.6 21.4 1.8 1.9 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 111,316 101,366 9,950 91.1 8.9 1.3 1.7 0.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 31,534 11,355 20,179 36.0 64.0 0.4 0.2 0.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 39,393 36,361 3,032 92.3 7.7 0.5 0.6 0.1
Drug abuse violations 1,144,021 886,022 257,999 77.4 22.6 13.8 14.6 11.5
Gambling 3,607 2,883 724 79.9 20.1 * * *
Offenses against the family and children 72,418 51,598 20,820 71.3 28.7 0.9 0.9 0.9
Driving under the influence 833,833 625,927 207,906 75.1 24.9 10.0 10.3 9.3
Liquor laws 204,665 145,238 59,427 71.0 29.0 2.5 2.4 2.7
Drunkenness 314,856 253,565 61,291 80.5 19.5 3.8 4.2 2.7
Disorderly conduct 298,253 214,118 84,135 71.8 28.2 3.6 3.5 3.8
Vagrancy 19,414 15,080 4,334 77.7 22.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,471,772 1,826,711 645,061 73.9 26.1 29.8 30.1 28.8
Suspicion 1,045 802 243 76.7 23.3 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,908 24,329 9,579 71.8 28.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Sex, 2015

  • In 2015, 73.1 percent of all arrestees were males. Males accounted for 79.7 percent of persons arrested for violent crimes and for 61.7 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Males comprised 88.5 percent of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2015.
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 77.4 percent were males.
  • Females accounted for 43.2 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2015.
  • Of persons arrested for aggravated assault in 2015, 23.1 percent were females.
  • Of persons arrested for driving under the influence, 24.9 percent were females.