Table 61

Arrests

Nonmetropolitan Counties

by Race and Ethnicity, 2015

[2,054 agencies; 2015 estimated population 21,302,367]

Table 61A

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 667,049 559,826 85,234 17,779 3,993 217 100.0 83.9 12.8 2.7 0.6 * 475,512 38,430 437,082 100.0 8.1 91.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 598 426 157 10 4 1 100.0 71.2 26.3 1.7 0.7 0.2 406 32 374 100.0 7.9 92.1
Rape3 1,543 1,306 165 64 6 2 100.0 84.6 10.7 4.1 0.4 0.1 1,021 109 912 100.0 10.7 89.3
Robbery 1,294 826 435 32 1 0 100.0 63.8 33.6 2.5 0.1 0.0 928 59 869 100.0 6.4 93.6
Aggravated assault 17,172 14,105 2,276 733 49 9 100.0 82.1 13.3 4.3 0.3 0.1 12,575 1,085 11,490 100.0 8.6 91.4
Burglary 12,549 10,671 1,568 292 17 1 100.0 85.0 12.5 2.3 0.1 * 9,537 538 8,999 100.0 5.6 94.4
Larceny-theft 27,202 23,440 3,180 483 93 6 100.0 86.2 11.7 1.8 0.3 * 21,058 1,132 19,926 100.0 5.4 94.6
Motor vehicle theft 3,782 3,261 345 158 18 0 100.0 86.2 9.1 4.2 0.5 0.0 2,804 235 2,569 100.0 8.4 91.6
Arson 569 492 51 24 2 0 100.0 86.5 9.0 4.2 0.4 0.0 412 23 389 100.0 5.6 94.4
Violent crime4 20,607 16,663 3,033 839 60 12 100.0 80.9 14.7 4.1 0.3 0.1 14,930 1,285 13,645 100.0 8.6 91.4
Property crime4 44,102 37,864 5,144 957 130 7 100.0 85.9 11.7 2.2 0.3 * 33,811 1,928 31,883 100.0 5.7 94.3
Other assaults 55,719 46,967 6,830 1,767 129 26 100.0 84.3 12.3 3.2 0.2 * 42,692 2,654 40,038 100.0 6.2 93.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 2,496 2,032 415 36 11 2 100.0 81.4 16.6 1.4 0.4 0.1 1,831 141 1,690 100.0 7.7 92.3
Fraud 9,510 7,919 1,437 117 28 9 100.0 83.3 15.1 1.2 0.3 0.1 6,827 360 6,467 100.0 5.3 94.7
Embezzlement 528 469 53 5 1 0 100.0 88.8 10.0 0.9 0.2 0.0 384 11 373 100.0 2.9 97.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 4,107 3,285 713 99 10 0 100.0 80.0 17.4 2.4 0.2 0.0 3,111 168 2,943 100.0 5.4 94.6
Vandalism 8,390 7,103 970 279 36 2 100.0 84.7 11.6 3.3 0.4 * 6,886 376 6,510 100.0 5.5 94.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 6,833 5,343 1,297 157 35 1 100.0 78.2 19.0 2.3 0.5 * 5,119 385 4,734 100.0 7.5 92.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 220 177 29 4 10 0 100.0 80.5 13.2 1.8 4.5 0.0 169 15 154 100.0 8.9 91.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 3,177 2,772 334 58 12 1 100.0 87.3 10.5 1.8 0.4 * 2,256 216 2,040 100.0 9.6 90.4
Drug abuse violations 97,813 80,643 14,742 1,850 550 28 100.0 82.4 15.1 1.9 0.6 * 68,086 6,881 61,205 100.0 10.1 89.9
Gambling 156 102 27 6 14 7 100.0 65.4 17.3 3.8 9.0 4.5 133 15 118 100.0 11.3 88.7
Offenses against the family and children 8,908 7,364 1,371 142 22 9 100.0 82.7 15.4 1.6 0.2 0.1 6,415 450 5,965 100.0 7.0 93.0
Driving under the influence 148,452 125,766 16,647 4,050 1,951 38 100.0 84.7 11.2 2.7 1.3 * 90,599 7,052 83,547 100.0 7.8 92.2
Liquor laws 14,983 13,646 723 519 94 1 100.0 91.1 4.8 3.5 0.6 * 10,581 981 9,600 100.0 9.3 90.7
Drunkenness 13,363 11,961 843 512 37 10 100.0 89.5 6.3 3.8 0.3 0.1 12,291 1,584 10,707 100.0 12.9 87.1
Disorderly conduct 16,078 13,044 2,127 837 66 4 100.0 81.1 13.2 5.2 0.4 * 10,517 661 9,856 100.0 6.3 93.7
Vagrancy 329 259 65 4 1 0 100.0 78.7 19.8 1.2 0.3 0.0 132 36 96 100.0 27.3 72.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 210,871 176,107 28,381 5,529 795 59 100.0 83.5 13.5 2.6 0.4 * 158,443 13,207 145,236 100.0 8.3 91.7
Suspicion 161 122 37 1 0 1 100.0 75.8 23.0 0.6 0.0 0.6 78 8 70 100.0 10.3 89.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 246 218 16 11 1 0 100.0 88.6 6.5 4.5 0.4 0.0 221 16 205 100.0 7.2 92.8
  • 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 61B

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 29,355 24,306 3,994 961 83 11 100.0 82.8 13.6 3.3 0.3 * 22,245 3,121 19,124 100.0 14.0 86.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 23 14 9 0 0 0 100.0 60.9 39.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 13 2 11 100.0 15.4 84.6
Rape3 237 215 14 8 0 0 100.0 90.7 5.9 3.4 0.0 0.0 143 8 135 100.0 5.6 94.4
Robbery 95 51 41 3 0 0 100.0 53.7 43.2 3.2 0.0 0.0 74 3 71 100.0 4.1 95.9
Aggravated assault 893 679 166 46 2 0 100.0 76.0 18.6 5.2 0.2 0.0 618 77 541 100.0 12.5 87.5
Burglary 1,372 1,073 223 74 1 1 100.0 78.2 16.3 5.4 0.1 0.1 1,012 83 929 100.0 8.2 91.8
Larceny-theft 2,112 1,711 352 40 9 0 100.0 81.0 16.7 1.9 0.4 0.0 1,508 100 1,408 100.0 6.6 93.4
Motor vehicle theft 476 390 56 27 3 0 100.0 81.9 11.8 5.7 0.6 0.0 354 43 311 100.0 12.1 87.9
Arson 102 93 3 5 1 0 100.0 91.2 2.9 4.9 1.0 0.0 72 2 70 100.0 2.8 97.2
Violent crime4 1,248 959 230 57 2 0 100.0 76.8 18.4 4.6 0.2 0.0 848 90 758 100.0 10.6 89.4
Property crime4 4,062 3,267 634 146 14 1 100.0 80.4 15.6 3.6 0.3 * 2,946 228 2,718 100.0 7.7 92.3
Other assaults 4,724 3,653 923 135 7 6 100.0 77.3 19.5 2.9 0.1 0.1 3,506 241 3,265 100.0 6.9 93.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 39 28 10 1 0 0 100.0 71.8 25.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 30 2 28 100.0 6.7 93.3
Fraud 103 85 17 1 0 0 100.0 82.5 16.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 75 7 68 100.0 9.3 90.7
Embezzlement 9 9 0 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8 0 8 100.0 0.0 100.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 261 177 81 3 0 0 100.0 67.8 31.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 203 21 182 100.0 10.3 89.7
Vandalism 1,541 1,291 188 48 14 0 100.0 83.8 12.2 3.1 0.9 0.0 1,293 106 1,187 100.0 8.2 91.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 345 273 61 9 2 0 100.0 79.1 17.7 2.6 0.6 0.0 247 19 228 100.0 7.7 92.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 18 17 1 0 0 0 100.0 94.4 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2 0 2 100.0 0.0 100.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 482 415 57 9 1 0 100.0 86.1 11.8 1.9 0.2 0.0 337 23 314 100.0 6.8 93.2
Drug abuse violations 3,589 3,112 356 107 13 1 100.0 86.7 9.9 3.0 0.4 * 3,686 1,481 2,205 100.0 40.2 59.8
Gambling 5 1 4 0 0 0 100.0 20.0 80.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 100.0 0.0 100.0
Offenses against the family and children 171 151 14 6 0 0 100.0 88.3 8.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 111 7 104 100.0 6.3 93.7
Driving under the influence 820 752 32 29 7 0 100.0 91.7 3.9 3.5 0.9 0.0 574 57 517 100.0 9.9 90.1
Liquor laws 3,226 3,030 77 110 8 1 100.0 93.9 2.4 3.4 0.2 * 2,372 202 2,170 100.0 8.5 91.5
Drunkenness 173 161 9 3 0 0 100.0 93.1 5.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 156 26 130 100.0 16.7 83.3
Disorderly conduct 2,078 1,504 502 69 3 0 100.0 72.4 24.2 3.3 0.1 0.0 1,394 94 1,300 100.0 6.7 93.3
Vagrancy 15 14 0 1 0 0 100.0 93.3 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 6 3 3 100.0 50.0 50.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 6,124 5,115 780 216 11 2 100.0 83.5 12.7 3.5 0.2 * 4,229 498 3,731 100.0 11.8 88.2
Suspicion 76 74 2 0 0 0 100.0 97.4 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Curfew and loitering law violations 246 218 16 11 1 0 100.0 88.6 6.5 4.5 0.4 0.0 221 16 205 100.0 7.2 92.8
  • 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 61C

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 637,694 535,520 81,240 16,818 3,910 206 100.0 84.0 12.7 2.6 0.6 * 453,267 35,309 417,958 100.0 7.8 92.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 575 412 148 10 4 1 100.0 71.7 25.7 1.7 0.7 0.2 393 30 363 100.0 7.6 92.4
Rape3 1,306 1,091 151 56 6 2 100.0 83.5 11.6 4.3 0.5 0.2 878 101 777 100.0 11.5 88.5
Robbery 1,199 775 394 29 1 0 100.0 64.6 32.9 2.4 0.1 0.0 854 56 798 100.0 6.6 93.4
Aggravated assault 16,279 13,426 2,110 687 47 9 100.0 82.5 13.0 4.2 0.3 0.1 11,957 1,008 10,949 100.0 8.4 91.6
Burglary 11,177 9,598 1,345 218 16 0 100.0 85.9 12.0 2.0 0.1 0.0 8,525 455 8,070 100.0 5.3 94.7
Larceny-theft 25,090 21,729 2,828 443 84 6 100.0 86.6 11.3 1.8 0.3 * 19,550 1,032 18,518 100.0 5.3 94.7
Motor vehicle theft 3,306 2,871 289 131 15 0 100.0 86.8 8.7 4.0 0.5 0.0 2,450 192 2,258 100.0 7.8 92.2
Arson 467 399 48 19 1 0 100.0 85.4 10.3 4.1 0.2 0.0 340 21 319 100.0 6.2 93.8
Violent crime4 19,359 15,704 2,803 782 58 12 100.0 81.1 14.5 4.0 0.3 0.1 14,082 1,195 12,887 100.0 8.5 91.5
Property crime4 40,040 34,597 4,510 811 116 6 100.0 86.4 11.3 2.0 0.3 * 30,865 1,700 29,165 100.0 5.5 94.5
Other assaults 50,995 43,314 5,907 1,632 122 20 100.0 84.9 11.6 3.2 0.2 * 39,186 2,413 36,773 100.0 6.2 93.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 2,457 2,004 405 35 11 2 100.0 81.6 16.5 1.4 0.4 0.1 1,801 139 1,662 100.0 7.7 92.3
Fraud 9,407 7,834 1,420 116 28 9 100.0 83.3 15.1 1.2 0.3 0.1 6,752 353 6,399 100.0 5.2 94.8
Embezzlement 519 460 53 5 1 0 100.0 88.6 10.2 1.0 0.2 0.0 376 11 365 100.0 2.9 97.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 3,846 3,108 632 96 10 0 100.0 80.8 16.4 2.5 0.3 0.0 2,908 147 2,761 100.0 5.1 94.9
Vandalism 6,849 5,812 782 231 22 2 100.0 84.9 11.4 3.4 0.3 * 5,593 270 5,323 100.0 4.8 95.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 6,488 5,070 1,236 148 33 1 100.0 78.1 19.1 2.3 0.5 * 4,872 366 4,506 100.0 7.5 92.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 202 160 28 4 10 0 100.0 79.2 13.9 2.0 5.0 0.0 167 15 152 100.0 9.0 91.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 2,695 2,357 277 49 11 1 100.0 87.5 10.3 1.8 0.4 * 1,919 193 1,726 100.0 10.1 89.9
Drug abuse violations 94,224 77,531 14,386 1,743 537 27 100.0 82.3 15.3 1.8 0.6 * 64,400 5,400 59,000 100.0 8.4 91.6
Gambling 151 101 23 6 14 7 100.0 66.9 15.2 4.0 9.3 4.6 132 15 117 100.0 11.4 88.6
Offenses against the family and children 8,737 7,213 1,357 136 22 9 100.0 82.6 15.5 1.6 0.3 0.1 6,304 443 5,861 100.0 7.0 93.0
Driving under the influence 147,632 125,014 16,615 4,021 1,944 38 100.0 84.7 11.3 2.7 1.3 * 90,025 6,995 83,030 100.0 7.8 92.2
Liquor laws 11,757 10,616 646 409 86 0 100.0 90.3 5.5 3.5 0.7 0.0 8,209 779 7,430 100.0 9.5 90.5
Drunkenness 13,190 11,800 834 509 37 10 100.0 89.5 6.3 3.9 0.3 0.1 12,135 1,558 10,577 100.0 12.8 87.2
Disorderly conduct 14,000 11,540 1,625 768 63 4 100.0 82.4 11.6 5.5 0.5 * 9,123 567 8,556 100.0 6.2 93.8
Vagrancy 314 245 65 3 1 0 100.0 78.0 20.7 1.0 0.3 0.0 126 33 93 100.0 26.2 73.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 204,747 170,992 27,601 5,313 784 57 100.0 83.5 13.5 2.6 0.4 * 154,214 12,709 141,505 100.0 8.2 91.8
Suspicion 85 48 35 1 0 1 100.0 56.5 41.2 1.2 0.0 1.2 78 8 70 100.0 10.3 89.7
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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