Table 44

Arrest Trends

Cities, 2014–2015

[8,198 agencies; 2015 estimated population 157,654,489; 2014 estimated population 155,864,591]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
2014 2015 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,796,997 5,580,654 -3.7 574,963 525,831 -8.5 5,222,034 5,054,823 -3.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,022 5,478 +9.1 377 431 +14.3 4,645 5,047 +8.7
Rape2 10,642 11,300 +6.2 1,648 1,730 +5.0 8,994 9,570 +6.4
Robbery 54,622 56,073 +2.7 11,186 10,862 -2.9 43,436 45,211 +4.1
Aggravated assault 204,951 206,003 +0.5 17,200 16,249 -5.5 187,751 189,754 +1.1
Burglary 125,702 116,201 -7.6 22,814 20,361 -10.8 102,888 95,840 -6.9
Larceny-theft 751,358 708,313 -5.7 111,534 99,287 -11.0 639,824 609,026 -4.8
Motor vehicle theft 34,112 39,013 +14.4 6,540 7,433 +13.7 27,572 31,580 +14.5
Arson 5,103 4,501 -11.8 1,865 1,541 -17.4 3,238 2,960 -8.6
Violent crime3 275,237 278,854 +1.3 30,411 29,272 -3.7 244,826 249,582 +1.9
Property crime3 916,275 868,028 -5.3 142,753 128,622 -9.9 773,522 739,406 -4.4
Other assaults 580,633 575,863 -0.8 74,136 71,305 -3.8 506,497 504,558 -0.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 30,089 29,659 -1.4 657 575 -12.5 29,432 29,084 -1.2
Fraud 69,150 66,042 -4.5 2,507 2,402 -4.2 66,643 63,640 -4.5
Embezzlement 8,991 9,101 +1.2 270 379 +40.4 8,721 8,722 +0.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 47,774 47,333 -0.9 6,173 6,216 +0.7 41,601 41,117 -1.2
Vandalism 108,090 107,051 -1.0 25,475 24,038 -5.6 82,615 83,013 +0.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 75,402 77,960 +3.4 11,601 11,013 -5.1 63,801 66,947 +4.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 29,676 26,643 -10.2 470 377 -19.8 29,206 26,266 -10.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 27,154 25,904 -4.6 4,841 4,615 -4.7 22,313 21,289 -4.6
Drug abuse violations 778,019 743,722 -4.4 62,000 54,219 -12.6 716,019 689,503 -3.7
Gambling 1,878 1,860 -1.0 186 179 -3.8 1,692 1,681 -0.7
Offenses against the family and children 35,303 35,283 -0.1 1,980 1,857 -6.2 33,323 33,426 +0.3
Driving under the influence 461,589 437,686 -5.2 3,192 2,996 -6.1 458,397 434,690 -5.2
Liquor laws 181,406 152,545 -15.9 28,060 22,917 -18.3 153,346 129,628 -15.5
Drunkenness 268,680 248,405 -7.5 4,264 3,447 -19.2 264,416 244,958 -7.4
Disorderly conduct 247,339 225,762 -8.7 46,509 42,969 -7.6 200,830 182,793 -9.0
Vagrancy 18,251 16,355 -10.4 579 649 +12.1 17,672 15,706 -11.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,612,964 1,585,583 -1.7 105,802 96,769 -8.5 1,507,162 1,488,814 -1.2
Suspicion 551 641 +16.3 90 54 -40.0 461 587 +27.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,097 21,015 -9.0 23,097 21,015 -9.0 - - -
  • 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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