Table 49

Arrests

Cities

by Race and Ethnicity, 2015

[9,102 agencies; 2015 estimated population 168,717,865]

Table 49A

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 5,996,307 4,038,898 1,716,106 143,628 79,162 18,513 100.0 67.4 28.6 2.4 1.3 0.3 4,817,478 938,061 3,879,417 100.0 19.5 80.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,238 2,505 3,521 85 108 19 100.0 40.2 56.4 1.4 1.7 0.3 4,935 996 3,939 100.0 20.2 79.8
Rape3 12,420 7,848 4,055 214 233 70 100.0 63.2 32.6 1.7 1.9 0.6 9,612 2,734 6,878 100.0 28.4 71.6
Robbery 62,086 26,918 33,822 487 600 259 100.0 43.4 54.5 0.8 1.0 0.4 52,818 11,222 41,596 100.0 21.2 78.8
Aggravated assault 218,003 132,166 76,599 4,594 3,996 648 100.0 60.6 35.1 2.1 1.8 0.3 188,187 49,122 139,065 100.0 26.1 73.9
Burglary 122,876 79,551 40,060 1,270 1,703 292 100.0 64.7 32.6 1.0 1.4 0.2 106,305 24,411 81,894 100.0 23.0 77.0
Larceny-theft 750,656 519,257 206,764 13,309 9,654 1,672 100.0 69.2 27.5 1.8 1.3 0.2 591,097 93,358 497,739 100.0 15.8 84.2
Motor vehicle theft 44,339 27,947 14,828 674 631 259 100.0 63.0 33.4 1.5 1.4 0.6 35,400 10,287 25,113 100.0 29.1 70.9
Arson 5,081 3,571 1,277 143 71 19 100.0 70.3 25.1 2.8 1.4 0.4 4,031 752 3,279 100.0 18.7 81.3
Violent crime4 298,747 169,437 117,997 5,380 4,937 996 100.0 56.7 39.5 1.8 1.7 0.3 255,552 64,074 191,478 100.0 25.1 74.9
Property crime4 922,952 630,326 262,929 15,396 12,059 2,242 100.0 68.3 28.5 1.7 1.3 0.2 736,833 128,808 608,025 100.0 17.5 82.5
Other assaults 620,307 387,601 210,072 12,081 8,387 2,166 100.0 62.5 33.9 1.9 1.4 0.3 494,276 98,402 395,874 100.0 19.9 80.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 31,269 19,968 10,477 236 518 70 100.0 63.9 33.5 0.8 1.7 0.2 25,641 4,176 21,465 100.0 16.3 83.7
Fraud 70,394 44,635 23,784 924 933 118 100.0 63.4 33.8 1.3 1.3 0.2 57,512 6,792 50,720 100.0 11.8 88.2
Embezzlement 9,493 5,611 3,612 72 176 22 100.0 59.1 38.0 0.8 1.9 0.2 7,818 917 6,901 100.0 11.7 88.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 50,379 31,597 17,378 576 712 116 100.0 62.7 34.5 1.1 1.4 0.2 40,920 8,456 32,464 100.0 20.7 79.3
Vandalism 112,645 75,534 33,069 2,312 1,412 318 100.0 67.1 29.4 2.1 1.3 0.3 92,487 17,966 74,521 100.0 19.4 80.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 85,280 46,382 36,855 842 1,027 174 100.0 54.4 43.2 1.0 1.2 0.2 69,104 16,895 52,209 100.0 24.4 75.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,295 15,301 11,470 101 1,371 52 100.0 54.1 40.5 0.4 4.8 0.2 25,755 4,879 20,876 100.0 18.9 81.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 27,269 18,982 7,053 503 611 120 100.0 69.6 25.9 1.8 2.2 0.4 22,534 6,013 16,521 100.0 26.7 73.3
Drug abuse violations 806,290 554,237 232,736 8,646 9,420 1,251 100.0 68.7 28.9 1.1 1.2 0.2 667,017 144,695 522,322 100.0 21.7 78.3
Gambling 2,840 905 1,764 12 157 2 100.0 31.9 62.1 0.4 5.5 0.1 1,656 376 1,280 100.0 22.7 77.3
Offenses against the family and children 37,119 23,787 10,628 2,295 388 21 100.0 64.1 28.6 6.2 1.0 0.1 28,353 3,859 24,494 100.0 13.6 86.4
Driving under the influence 465,075 380,102 62,362 10,716 9,843 2,052 100.0 81.7 13.4 2.3 2.1 0.4 376,047 90,011 286,036 100.0 23.9 76.1
Liquor laws 158,561 123,687 23,276 8,849 2,300 449 100.0 78.0 14.7 5.6 1.5 0.3 117,273 17,881 99,392 100.0 15.2 84.8
Drunkenness 270,264 202,159 40,151 24,896 2,657 401 100.0 74.8 14.9 9.2 1.0 0.1 251,757 57,387 194,370 100.0 22.8 77.2
Disorderly conduct 245,451 153,185 79,155 10,604 1,991 516 100.0 62.4 32.2 4.3 0.8 0.2 172,677 22,373 150,304 100.0 13.0 87.0
Vagrancy 16,757 11,363 4,534 664 181 15 100.0 67.8 27.1 4.0 1.1 0.1 13,335 1,999 11,336 100.0 15.0 85.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,704,346 1,127,532 511,879 37,849 19,763 7,323 100.0 66.2 30.0 2.2 1.2 0.4 1,332,286 236,287 1,095,999 100.0 17.7 82.3
Suspicion 882 321 254 292 11 4 100.0 36.4 28.8 33.1 1.2 0.5 677 36 641 100.0 5.3 94.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 31,692 16,246 14,671 382 308 85 100.0 51.3 46.3 1.2 1.0 0.3 27,968 5,779 22,189 100.0 20.7 79.3
  • 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.

Table 49B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1 Arrests under 18 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 569,025 349,333 200,840 10,133 6,356 2,363 100.0 61.4 35.3 1.8 1.1 0.4 445,762 107,998 337,764 100.0 24.2 75.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 498 178 315 4 1 0 100.0 35.7 63.3 0.8 0.2 0.0 395 91 304 100.0 23.0 77.0
Rape3 1,890 1,149 681 28 23 9 100.0 60.8 36.0 1.5 1.2 0.5 1,429 314 1,115 100.0 22.0 78.0
Robbery 12,500 3,644 8,630 55 88 83 100.0 29.2 69.0 0.4 0.7 0.7 10,423 2,266 8,157 100.0 21.7 78.3
Aggravated assault 17,336 9,345 7,478 265 188 60 100.0 53.9 43.1 1.5 1.1 0.3 14,453 3,967 10,486 100.0 27.4 72.6
Burglary 21,803 11,731 9,540 247 223 62 100.0 53.8 43.8 1.1 1.0 0.3 18,305 5,060 13,245 100.0 27.6 72.4
Larceny-theft 104,088 63,074 37,324 1,649 1,616 425 100.0 60.6 35.9 1.6 1.6 0.4 80,901 17,512 63,389 100.0 21.6 78.4
Motor vehicle theft 9,185 4,160 4,795 139 61 30 100.0 45.3 52.2 1.5 0.7 0.3 6,608 1,792 4,816 100.0 27.1 72.9
Arson 1,683 1,193 420 51 15 4 100.0 70.9 25.0 3.0 0.9 0.2 1,381 294 1,087 100.0 21.3 78.7
Violent crime4 32,224 14,316 17,104 352 300 152 100.0 44.4 53.1 1.1 0.9 0.5 26,700 6,638 20,062 100.0 24.9 75.1
Property crime4 136,759 80,158 52,079 2,086 1,915 521 100.0 58.6 38.1 1.5 1.4 0.4 107,195 24,658 82,537 100.0 23.0 77.0
Other assaults 75,911 43,303 30,598 1,041 628 341 100.0 57.0 40.3 1.4 0.8 0.4 60,381 14,397 45,984 100.0 23.8 76.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 598 353 236 3 5 1 100.0 59.0 39.5 0.5 0.8 0.2 483 126 357 100.0 26.1 73.9
Fraud 2,824 1,342 1,387 52 38 5 100.0 47.5 49.1 1.8 1.3 0.2 2,276 314 1,962 100.0 13.8 86.2
Embezzlement 383 224 147 5 6 1 100.0 58.5 38.4 1.3 1.6 0.3 318 57 261 100.0 17.9 82.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 6,615 2,750 3,708 63 77 17 100.0 41.6 56.1 1.0 1.2 0.3 5,441 1,154 4,287 100.0 21.2 78.8
Vandalism 25,052 17,282 7,003 412 254 101 100.0 69.0 28.0 1.6 1.0 0.4 20,955 5,110 15,845 100.0 24.4 75.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 12,248 6,780 5,129 116 190 33 100.0 55.4 41.9 0.9 1.6 0.3 9,663 3,247 6,416 100.0 33.6 66.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 388 123 254 1 6 4 100.0 31.7 65.5 0.3 1.5 1.0 350 50 300 100.0 14.3 85.7
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 4,782 3,289 1,324 57 72 40 100.0 68.8 27.7 1.2 1.5 0.8 3,689 1,000 2,689 100.0 27.1 72.9
Drug abuse violations 58,770 43,388 13,427 1,095 674 186 100.0 73.8 22.8 1.9 1.1 0.3 46,603 13,922 32,681 100.0 29.9 70.1
Gambling 308 55 244 6 3 0 100.0 17.9 79.2 1.9 1.0 0.0 167 23 144 100.0 13.8 86.2
Offenses against the family and children 1,921 1,185 593 123 20 0 100.0 61.7 30.9 6.4 1.0 0.0 1,421 271 1,150 100.0 19.1 80.9
Driving under the influence 3,130 2,727 186 141 59 17 100.0 87.1 5.9 4.5 1.9 0.5 2,449 695 1,754 100.0 28.4 71.6
Liquor laws 23,632 20,368 1,760 1,127 315 62 100.0 86.2 7.4 4.8 1.3 0.3 18,292 3,388 14,904 100.0 18.5 81.5
Drunkenness 3,623 2,959 347 266 42 9 100.0 81.7 9.6 7.3 1.2 0.2 3,396 1,450 1,946 100.0 42.7 57.3
Disorderly conduct 45,930 25,172 19,407 921 330 100 100.0 54.8 42.3 2.0 0.7 0.2 32,053 6,213 25,840 100.0 19.4 80.6
Vagrancy 677 423 221 25 8 0 100.0 62.5 32.6 3.7 1.2 0.0 538 199 339 100.0 37.0 63.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 101,495 66,868 30,985 1,848 1,106 688 100.0 65.9 30.5 1.8 1.1 0.7 75,373 19,303 56,070 100.0 25.6 74.4
Suspicion 63 22 30 11 0 0 100.0 34.9 47.6 17.5 0.0 0.0 51 4 47 100.0 7.8 92.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 31,692 16,246 14,671 382 308 85 100.0 51.3 46.3 1.2 1.0 0.3 27,968 5,779 22,189 100.0 20.7 79.3
  • 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.

Table 49C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1 Arrests 18 and over 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 5,427,282 3,689,565 1,515,266 133,495 72,806 16,150 100.0 68.0 27.9 2.5 1.3 0.3 4,371,716 830,063 3,541,653 100.0 19.0 81.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,740 2,327 3,206 81 107 19 100.0 40.5 55.9 1.4 1.9 0.3 4,540 905 3,635 100.0 19.9 80.1
Rape3 10,530 6,699 3,374 186 210 61 100.0 63.6 32.0 1.8 2.0 0.6 8,183 2,420 5,763 100.0 29.6 70.4
Robbery 49,586 23,274 25,192 432 512 176 100.0 46.9 50.8 0.9 1.0 0.4 42,395 8,956 33,439 100.0 21.1 78.9
Aggravated assault 200,667 122,821 69,121 4,329 3,808 588 100.0 61.2 34.4 2.2 1.9 0.3 173,734 45,155 128,579 100.0 26.0 74.0
Burglary 101,073 67,820 30,520 1,023 1,480 230 100.0 67.1 30.2 1.0 1.5 0.2 88,000 19,351 68,649 100.0 22.0 78.0
Larceny-theft 646,568 456,183 169,440 11,660 8,038 1,247 100.0 70.6 26.2 1.8 1.2 0.2 510,196 75,846 434,350 100.0 14.9 85.1
Motor vehicle theft 35,154 23,787 10,033 535 570 229 100.0 67.7 28.5 1.5 1.6 0.7 28,792 8,495 20,297 100.0 29.5 70.5
Arson 3,398 2,378 857 92 56 15 100.0 70.0 25.2 2.7 1.6 0.4 2,650 458 2,192 100.0 17.3 82.7
Violent crime4 266,523 155,121 100,893 5,028 4,637 844 100.0 58.2 37.9 1.9 1.7 0.3 228,852 57,436 171,416 100.0 25.1 74.9
Property crime4 786,193 550,168 210,850 13,310 10,144 1,721 100.0 70.0 26.8 1.7 1.3 0.2 629,638 104,150 525,488 100.0 16.5 83.5
Other assaults 544,396 344,298 179,474 11,040 7,759 1,825 100.0 63.2 33.0 2.0 1.4 0.3 433,895 84,005 349,890 100.0 19.4 80.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 30,671 19,615 10,241 233 513 69 100.0 64.0 33.4 0.8 1.7 0.2 25,158 4,050 21,108 100.0 16.1 83.9
Fraud 67,570 43,293 22,397 872 895 113 100.0 64.1 33.1 1.3 1.3 0.2 55,236 6,478 48,758 100.0 11.7 88.3
Embezzlement 9,110 5,387 3,465 67 170 21 100.0 59.1 38.0 0.7 1.9 0.2 7,500 860 6,640 100.0 11.5 88.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 43,764 28,847 13,670 513 635 99 100.0 65.9 31.2 1.2 1.5 0.2 35,479 7,302 28,177 100.0 20.6 79.4
Vandalism 87,593 58,252 26,066 1,900 1,158 217 100.0 66.5 29.8 2.2 1.3 0.2 71,532 12,856 58,676 100.0 18.0 82.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 73,032 39,602 31,726 726 837 141 100.0 54.2 43.4 1.0 1.1 0.2 59,441 13,648 45,793 100.0 23.0 77.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 27,907 15,178 11,216 100 1,365 48 100.0 54.4 40.2 0.4 4.9 0.2 25,405 4,829 20,576 100.0 19.0 81.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 22,487 15,693 5,729 446 539 80 100.0 69.8 25.5 2.0 2.4 0.4 18,845 5,013 13,832 100.0 26.6 73.4
Drug abuse violations 747,520 510,849 219,309 7,551 8,746 1,065 100.0 68.3 29.3 1.0 1.2 0.1 620,414 130,773 489,641 100.0 21.1 78.9
Gambling 2,532 850 1,520 6 154 2 100.0 33.6 60.0 0.2 6.1 0.1 1,489 353 1,136 100.0 23.7 76.3
Offenses against the family and children 35,198 22,602 10,035 2,172 368 21 100.0 64.2 28.5 6.2 1.0 0.1 26,932 3,588 23,344 100.0 13.3 86.7
Driving under the influence 461,945 377,375 62,176 10,575 9,784 2,035 100.0 81.7 13.5 2.3 2.1 0.4 373,598 89,316 284,282 100.0 23.9 76.1
Liquor laws 134,929 103,319 21,516 7,722 1,985 387 100.0 76.6 15.9 5.7 1.5 0.3 98,981 14,493 84,488 100.0 14.6 85.4
Drunkenness 266,641 199,200 39,804 24,630 2,615 392 100.0 74.7 14.9 9.2 1.0 0.1 248,361 55,937 192,424 100.0 22.5 77.5
Disorderly conduct 199,521 128,013 59,748 9,683 1,661 416 100.0 64.2 29.9 4.9 0.8 0.2 140,624 16,160 124,464 100.0 11.5 88.5
Vagrancy 16,080 10,940 4,313 639 173 15 100.0 68.0 26.8 4.0 1.1 0.1 12,797 1,800 10,997 100.0 14.1 85.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,602,851 1,060,664 480,894 36,001 18,657 6,635 100.0 66.2 30.0 2.2 1.2 0.4 1,256,913 216,984 1,039,929 100.0 17.3 82.7
Suspicion 819 299 224 281 11 4 100.0 36.5 27.4 34.3 1.3 0.5 626 32 594 100.0 5.1 94.9
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 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.

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