Table 55

Arrests

Metropolitan Counties

by Race and Ethnicity, 2015

[1,536 agencies; 2015 estimated population 56,900,141]

Table 55A

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 1,585,353 1,154,488 395,800 12,613 17,909 4,543 100.0 72.8 25.0 0.8 1.1 0.3 1,253,230 228,371 1,024,859 100.0 18.2 81.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,672 977 669 7 14 5 100.0 58.4 40.0 0.4 0.8 0.3 1,253 342 911 100.0 27.3 72.7
Rape3 3,407 2,655 687 23 32 10 100.0 77.9 20.2 0.7 0.9 0.3 2,484 673 1,811 100.0 27.1 72.9
Robbery 9,643 4,695 4,795 43 67 43 100.0 48.7 49.7 0.4 0.7 0.4 7,729 1,507 6,222 100.0 19.5 80.5
Aggravated assault 52,391 37,753 13,362 509 586 181 100.0 72.1 25.5 1.0 1.1 0.3 42,598 9,676 32,922 100.0 22.7 77.3
Burglary 30,523 22,770 7,279 124 243 107 100.0 74.6 23.8 0.4 0.8 0.4 24,850 3,318 21,532 100.0 13.4 86.6
Larceny-theft 115,849 78,888 34,778 519 1,331 333 100.0 68.1 30.0 0.4 1.1 0.3 89,368 10,188 79,180 100.0 11.4 88.6
Motor vehicle theft 11,412 8,792 2,326 85 114 95 100.0 77.0 20.4 0.7 1.0 0.8 9,508 2,615 6,893 100.0 27.5 72.5
Arson 1,112 889 191 10 15 7 100.0 79.9 17.2 0.9 1.3 0.6 911 123 788 100.0 13.5 86.5
Violent crime4 67,113 46,080 19,513 582 699 239 100.0 68.7 29.1 0.9 1.0 0.4 54,064 12,198 41,866 100.0 22.6 77.4
Property crime4 158,896 111,339 44,574 738 1,703 542 100.0 70.1 28.1 0.5 1.1 0.3 124,637 16,244 108,393 100.0 13.0 87.0
Other assaults 150,894 110,302 37,698 1,191 1,394 309 100.0 73.1 25.0 0.8 0.9 0.2 117,070 17,079 99,991 100.0 14.6 85.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 8,671 5,419 3,109 21 115 7 100.0 62.5 35.9 0.2 1.3 0.1 6,497 1,171 5,326 100.0 18.0 82.0
Fraud 21,652 15,040 6,274 116 210 12 100.0 69.5 29.0 0.5 1.0 0.1 16,868 1,633 15,235 100.0 9.7 90.3
Embezzlement 2,148 1,298 817 6 26 1 100.0 60.4 38.0 0.3 1.2 * 1,714 155 1,559 100.0 9.0 91.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 13,571 9,679 3,692 76 110 14 100.0 71.3 27.2 0.6 0.8 0.1 9,800 2,014 7,786 100.0 20.6 79.4
Vandalism 25,055 18,844 5,739 225 219 28 100.0 75.2 22.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 20,920 3,167 17,753 100.0 15.1 84.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 18,709 12,242 6,132 100 182 53 100.0 65.4 32.8 0.5 1.0 0.3 14,832 3,388 11,444 100.0 22.8 77.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,847 1,606 1,014 6 218 3 100.0 56.4 35.6 0.2 7.7 0.1 2,310 381 1,929 100.0 16.5 83.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 8,738 6,896 1,671 53 106 12 100.0 78.9 19.1 0.6 1.2 0.1 6,620 1,569 5,051 100.0 23.7 76.3
Drug abuse violations 232,847 168,929 59,662 1,221 2,466 569 100.0 72.5 25.6 0.5 1.1 0.2 184,773 35,265 149,508 100.0 19.1 80.9
Gambling 601 289 237 5 59 11 100.0 48.1 39.4 0.8 9.8 1.8 482 72 410 100.0 14.9 85.1
Offenses against the family and children 25,838 16,161 9,426 115 128 8 100.0 62.5 36.5 0.4 0.5 * 19,208 2,266 16,942 100.0 11.8 88.2
Driving under the influence 211,691 175,760 29,581 1,276 4,627 447 100.0 83.0 14.0 0.6 2.2 0.2 182,786 50,360 132,426 100.0 27.6 72.4
Liquor laws 28,006 23,439 3,743 420 355 49 100.0 83.7 13.4 1.5 1.3 0.2 21,510 3,476 18,034 100.0 16.2 83.8
Drunkenness 29,763 25,436 3,682 252 343 50 100.0 85.5 12.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 27,831 7,322 20,509 100.0 26.3 73.7
Disorderly conduct 34,306 23,092 10,434 471 254 55 100.0 67.3 30.4 1.4 0.7 0.2 23,174 2,962 20,212 100.0 12.8 87.2
Vagrancy 2,182 1,625 544 0 13 0 100.0 74.5 24.9 0.0 0.6 0.0 1,862 279 1,583 100.0 15.0 85.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 540,021 379,658 147,886 5,736 4,639 2,102 100.0 70.3 27.4 1.1 0.9 0.4 415,323 67,195 348,128 100.0 16.2 83.8
Suspicion 42 36 6 0 0 0 100.0 85.7 14.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 13 0 13 100.0 0.0 100.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,762 1,318 366 3 43 32 100.0 74.8 20.8 0.2 2.4 1.8 936 175 761 100.0 18.7 81.3
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

Table 55B

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
Alaskan
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 104,577 68,725 33,708 905 953 286 100.0 65.7 32.2 0.9 0.9 0.3 77,863 13,444 64,419 100.0 17.3 82.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 80 42 37 1 0 0 100.0 52.5 46.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 55 25 30 100.0 45.5 54.5
Rape3 588 438 140 6 3 1 100.0 74.5 23.8 1.0 0.5 0.2 403 75 328 100.0 18.6 81.4
Robbery 1,547 495 1,031 2 12 7 100.0 32.0 66.6 0.1 0.8 0.5 1,236 251 985 100.0 20.3 79.7
Aggravated assault 3,636 2,156 1,417 22 32 9 100.0 59.3 39.0 0.6 0.9 0.2 2,774 553 2,221 100.0 19.9 80.1
Burglary 4,169 2,483 1,610 23 38 15 100.0 59.6 38.6 0.6 0.9 0.4 3,219 545 2,674 100.0 16.9 83.1
Larceny-theft 13,512 7,649 5,556 62 190 55 100.0 56.6 41.1 0.5 1.4 0.4 10,120 1,513 8,607 100.0 15.0 85.0
Motor vehicle theft 1,450 985 445 10 7 3 100.0 67.9 30.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 1,094 289 805 100.0 26.4 73.6
Arson 282 231 46 2 1 2 100.0 81.9 16.3 0.7 0.4 0.7 248 30 218 100.0 12.1 87.9
Violent crime4 5,851 3,131 2,625 31 47 17 100.0 53.5 44.9 0.5 0.8 0.3 4,468 904 3,564 100.0 20.2 79.8
Property crime4 19,413 11,348 7,657 97 236 75 100.0 58.5 39.4 0.5 1.2 0.4 14,681 2,377 12,304 100.0 16.2 83.8
Other assaults 19,629 11,690 7,612 156 137 34 100.0 59.6 38.8 0.8 0.7 0.2 14,929 2,336 12,593 100.0 15.6 84.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 149 100 45 2 1 1 100.0 67.1 30.2 1.3 0.7 0.7 131 19 112 100.0 14.5 85.5
Fraud 498 303 179 7 9 0 100.0 60.8 35.9 1.4 1.8 0.0 359 43 316 100.0 12.0 88.0
Embezzlement 51 23 28 0 0 0 100.0 45.1 54.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 42 8 34 100.0 19.0 81.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 1,065 515 533 6 11 0 100.0 48.4 50.0 0.6 1.0 0.0 726 166 560 100.0 22.9 77.1
Vandalism 5,247 3,786 1,371 48 40 2 100.0 72.2 26.1 0.9 0.8 * 4,387 674 3,713 100.0 15.4 84.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 2,094 1,255 804 10 23 2 100.0 59.9 38.4 0.5 1.1 0.1 1,590 323 1,267 100.0 20.3 79.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 36 22 12 1 0 1 100.0 61.1 33.3 2.8 0.0 2.8 25 3 22 100.0 12.0 88.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 1,368 1,035 316 7 10 0 100.0 75.7 23.1 0.5 0.7 0.0 923 156 767 100.0 16.9 83.1
Drug abuse violations 13,102 10,117 2,636 145 149 55 100.0 77.2 20.1 1.1 1.1 0.4 10,034 2,103 7,931 100.0 21.0 79.0
Gambling 42 21 19 0 2 0 100.0 50.0 45.2 0.0 4.8 0.0 40 11 29 100.0 27.5 72.5
Offenses against the family and children 505 320 177 6 2 0 100.0 63.4 35.0 1.2 0.4 0.0 237 36 201 100.0 15.2 84.8
Driving under the influence 1,043 951 77 7 7 1 100.0 91.2 7.4 0.7 0.7 0.1 838 176 662 100.0 21.0 79.0
Liquor laws 5,805 5,286 347 89 63 20 100.0 91.1 6.0 1.5 1.1 0.3 4,402 524 3,878 100.0 11.9 88.1
Drunkenness 413 375 30 2 5 1 100.0 90.8 7.3 0.5 1.2 0.2 391 142 249 100.0 36.3 63.7
Disorderly conduct 6,678 3,385 3,191 68 34 0 100.0 50.7 47.8 1.0 0.5 0.0 4,249 486 3,763 100.0 11.4 88.6
Vagrancy 128 35 92 0 1 0 100.0 27.3 71.9 0.0 0.8 0.0 29 7 22 100.0 24.1 75.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 19,693 13,706 5,589 220 133 45 100.0 69.6 28.4 1.1 0.7 0.2 14,445 2,775 11,670 100.0 19.2 80.8
Suspicion 5 3 2 0 0 0 100.0 60.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 100.0 0.0 100.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,762 1,318 366 3 43 32 100.0 74.8 20.8 0.2 2.4 1.8 936 175 761 100.0 18.7 81.3
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

Table 55C

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 1,480,776 1,085,763 362,092 11,708 16,956 4,257 100.0 73.3 24.5 0.8 1.1 0.3 1,175,367 214,927 960,440 100.0 18.3 81.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,592 935 632 6 14 5 100.0 58.7 39.7 0.4 0.9 0.3 1,198 317 881 100.0 26.5 73.5
Rape3 2,819 2,217 547 17 29 9 100.0 78.6 19.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 2,081 598 1,483 100.0 28.7 71.3
Robbery 8,096 4,200 3,764 41 55 36 100.0 51.9 46.5 0.5 0.7 0.4 6,493 1,256 5,237 100.0 19.3 80.7
Aggravated assault 48,755 35,597 11,945 487 554 172 100.0 73.0 24.5 1.0 1.1 0.4 39,824 9,123 30,701 100.0 22.9 77.1
Burglary 26,354 20,287 5,669 101 205 92 100.0 77.0 21.5 0.4 0.8 0.3 21,631 2,773 18,858 100.0 12.8 87.2
Larceny-theft 102,337 71,239 29,222 457 1,141 278 100.0 69.6 28.6 0.4 1.1 0.3 79,248 8,675 70,573 100.0 10.9 89.1
Motor vehicle theft 9,962 7,807 1,881 75 107 92 100.0 78.4 18.9 0.8 1.1 0.9 8,414 2,326 6,088 100.0 27.6 72.4
Arson 830 658 145 8 14 5 100.0 79.3 17.5 1.0 1.7 0.6 663 93 570 100.0 14.0 86.0
Violent crime4 61,262 42,949 16,888 551 652 222 100.0 70.1 27.6 0.9 1.1 0.4 49,596 11,294 38,302 100.0 22.8 77.2
Property crime4 139,483 99,991 36,917 641 1,467 467 100.0 71.7 26.5 0.5 1.1 0.3 109,956 13,867 96,089 100.0 12.6 87.4
Other assaults 131,265 98,612 30,086 1,035 1,257 275 100.0 75.1 22.9 0.8 1.0 0.2 102,141 14,743 87,398 100.0 14.4 85.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 8,522 5,319 3,064 19 114 6 100.0 62.4 36.0 0.2 1.3 0.1 6,366 1,152 5,214 100.0 18.1 81.9
Fraud 21,154 14,737 6,095 109 201 12 100.0 69.7 28.8 0.5 1.0 0.1 16,509 1,590 14,919 100.0 9.6 90.4
Embezzlement 2,097 1,275 789 6 26 1 100.0 60.8 37.6 0.3 1.2 * 1,672 147 1,525 100.0 8.8 91.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 12,506 9,164 3,159 70 99 14 100.0 73.3 25.3 0.6 0.8 0.1 9,074 1,848 7,226 100.0 20.4 79.6
Vandalism 19,808 15,058 4,368 177 179 26 100.0 76.0 22.1 0.9 0.9 0.1 16,533 2,493 14,040 100.0 15.1 84.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 16,615 10,987 5,328 90 159 51 100.0 66.1 32.1 0.5 1.0 0.3 13,242 3,065 10,177 100.0 23.1 76.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,811 1,584 1,002 5 218 2 100.0 56.4 35.6 0.2 7.8 0.1 2,285 378 1,907 100.0 16.5 83.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 7,370 5,861 1,355 46 96 12 100.0 79.5 18.4 0.6 1.3 0.2 5,697 1,413 4,284 100.0 24.8 75.2
Drug abuse violations 219,745 158,812 57,026 1,076 2,317 514 100.0 72.3 26.0 0.5 1.1 0.2 174,739 33,162 141,577 100.0 19.0 81.0
Gambling 559 268 218 5 57 11 100.0 47.9 39.0 0.9 10.2 2.0 442 61 381 100.0 13.8 86.2
Offenses against the family and children 25,333 15,841 9,249 109 126 8 100.0 62.5 36.5 0.4 0.5 * 18,971 2,230 16,741 100.0 11.8 88.2
Driving under the influence 210,648 174,809 29,504 1,269 4,620 446 100.0 83.0 14.0 0.6 2.2 0.2 181,948 50,184 131,764 100.0 27.6 72.4
Liquor laws 22,201 18,153 3,396 331 292 29 100.0 81.8 15.3 1.5 1.3 0.1 17,108 2,952 14,156 100.0 17.3 82.7
Drunkenness 29,350 25,061 3,652 250 338 49 100.0 85.4 12.4 0.9 1.2 0.2 27,440 7,180 20,260 100.0 26.2 73.8
Disorderly conduct 27,628 19,707 7,243 403 220 55 100.0 71.3 26.2 1.5 0.8 0.2 18,925 2,476 16,449 100.0 13.1 86.9
Vagrancy 2,054 1,590 452 0 12 0 100.0 77.4 22.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 1,833 272 1,561 100.0 14.8 85.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 520,328 365,952 142,297 5,516 4,506 2,057 100.0 70.3 27.3 1.1 0.9 0.4 400,878 64,420 336,458 100.0 16.1 83.9
Suspicion 37 33 4 0 0 0 100.0 89.2 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 12 0 12 100.0 0.0 100.0
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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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