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Table 43A

Arrests

by Race and Ethnicity, 2015

[12,692 agencies; 2015 estimated population 246,920,373]

Total arrests Percent distribution1 Total arrests Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 8,248,709 5,753,212 2,197,140 174,020 101,064 23,273 100.0 69.7 26.6 2.1 1.2 0.3 6,546,220 1,204,862 5,341,358 100.0 18.4 81.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,508 3,908 4,347 102 126 25 100.0 45.9 51.1 1.2 1.5 0.3 6,594 1,370 5,224 100.0 20.8 79.2
Rape3 17,370 11,809 4,907 301 271 82 100.0 68.0 28.2 1.7 1.6 0.5 13,117 3,516 9,601 100.0 26.8 73.2
Robbery 73,023 32,439 39,052 562 668 302 100.0 44.4 53.5 0.8 0.9 0.4 61,475 12,788 48,687 100.0 20.8 79.2
Aggravated assault 287,566 184,024 92,237 5,836 4,631 838 100.0 64.0 32.1 2.0 1.6 0.3 243,360 59,883 183,477 100.0 24.6 75.4
Burglary 165,948 112,992 48,907 1,686 1,963 400 100.0 68.1 29.5 1.0 1.2 0.2 140,692 28,267 112,425 100.0 20.1 79.9
Larceny-theft 893,707 621,585 244,722 14,311 11,078 2,011 100.0 69.6 27.4 1.6 1.2 0.2 701,523 104,678 596,845 100.0 14.9 85.1
Motor vehicle theft 59,533 40,000 17,499 917 763 354 100.0 67.2 29.4 1.5 1.3 0.6 47,712 13,137 34,575 100.0 27.5 72.5
Arson 6,762 4,952 1,519 177 88 26 100.0 73.2 22.5 2.6 1.3 0.4 5,354 898 4,456 100.0 16.8 83.2
Violent crime4 386,467 232,180 140,543 6,801 5,696 1,247 100.0 60.1 36.4 1.8 1.5 0.3 324,546 77,557 246,989 100.0 23.9 76.1
Property crime4 1,125,950 779,529 312,647 17,091 13,892 2,791 100.0 69.2 27.8 1.5 1.2 0.2 895,281 146,980 748,301 100.0 16.4 83.6
Other assaults 826,920 544,870 254,600 15,039 9,910 2,501 100.0 65.9 30.8 1.8 1.2 0.3 654,038 118,135 535,903 100.0 18.1 81.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 42,436 27,419 14,001 293 644 79 100.0 64.6 33.0 0.7 1.5 0.2 33,969 5,488 28,481 100.0 16.2 83.8
Fraud 101,556 67,594 31,495 1,157 1,171 139 100.0 66.6 31.0 1.1 1.2 0.1 81,207 8,785 72,422 100.0 10.8 89.2
Embezzlement 12,169 7,378 4,482 83 203 23 100.0 60.6 36.8 0.7 1.7 0.2 9,916 1,083 8,833 100.0 10.9 89.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,057 44,561 21,783 751 832 130 100.0 65.5 32.0 1.1 1.2 0.2 53,831 10,638 43,193 100.0 19.8 80.2
Vandalism 146,090 101,481 39,778 2,816 1,667 348 100.0 69.5 27.2 1.9 1.1 0.2 120,293 21,509 98,784 100.0 17.9 82.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,822 63,967 44,284 1,099 1,244 228 100.0 57.7 40.0 1.0 1.1 0.2 89,055 20,668 68,387 100.0 23.2 76.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 31,362 17,084 12,513 111 1,599 55 100.0 54.5 39.9 0.4 5.1 0.2 28,234 5,275 22,959 100.0 18.7 81.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 39,184 28,650 9,058 614 729 133 100.0 73.1 23.1 1.6 1.9 0.3 31,410 7,798 23,612 100.0 24.8 75.2
Drug abuse violations 1,136,950 803,809 307,140 11,717 12,436 1,848 100.0 70.7 27.0 1.0 1.1 0.2 919,876 186,841 733,035 100.0 20.3 79.7
Gambling 3,597 1,296 2,028 23 230 20 100.0 36.0 56.4 0.6 6.4 0.6 2,271 463 1,808 100.0 20.4 79.6
Offenses against the family and children 71,865 47,312 21,425 2,552 538 38 100.0 65.8 29.8 3.6 0.7 0.1 53,976 6,575 47,401 100.0 12.2 87.8
Driving under the influence 825,218 681,628 108,590 16,042 16,421 2,537 100.0 82.6 13.2 1.9 2.0 0.3 649,432 147,423 502,009 100.0 22.7 77.3
Liquor laws 201,550 160,772 27,742 9,788 2,749 499 100.0 79.8 13.8 4.9 1.4 0.2 149,364 22,338 127,026 100.0 15.0 85.0
Drunkenness 313,390 239,556 44,676 25,660 3,037 461 100.0 76.4 14.3 8.2 1.0 0.1 291,879 66,293 225,586 100.0 22.7 77.3
Disorderly conduct 295,835 189,321 91,716 11,912 2,311 575 100.0 64.0 31.0 4.0 0.8 0.2 206,368 25,996 180,372 100.0 12.6 87.4
Vagrancy 19,268 13,247 5,143 668 195 15 100.0 68.8 26.7 3.5 1.0 0.1 15,329 2,314 13,015 100.0 15.1 84.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,455,238 1,683,297 688,146 49,114 25,197 9,484 100.0 68.6 28.0 2.0 1.0 0.4 1,906,052 316,689 1,589,363 100.0 16.6 83.4
Suspicion 1,085 479 297 293 11 5 100.0 44.1 27.4 27.0 1.0 0.5 768 44 724 100.0 5.7 94.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,700 17,782 15,053 396 352 117 100.0 52.8 44.7 1.2 1.0 0.3 29,125 5,970 23,155 100.0 20.5 79.5
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.