Table 62

Arrest Trends

Suburban Areas,1 2014–2015

[6,241 agencies; 2015 estimated population 99,661,743; 2014 estimated population 99,579,617]

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
TOTAL2 3,149,177 3,038,957 -3.5 272,159 251,500 -7.6 2,877,018 2,787,457 -3.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,155 2,261 +4.9 153 122 -20.3 2,002 2,139 +6.8
Rape3 5,414 5,897 +8.9 904 1,019 +12.7 4,510 4,878 +8.2
Robbery 18,501 18,894 +2.1 3,330 3,306 -0.7 15,171 15,588 +2.7
Aggravated assault 90,211 90,742 +0.6 8,012 7,684 -4.1 82,199 83,058 +1.0
Burglary 62,899 56,311 -10.5 9,507 8,636 -9.2 53,392 47,675 -10.7
Larceny-theft 330,929 314,685 -4.9 43,257 39,041 -9.7 287,672 275,644 -4.2
Motor vehicle theft 16,602 18,657 +12.4 2,469 2,825 +14.4 14,133 15,832 +12.0
Arson 2,578 2,261 -12.3 983 812 -17.4 1,595 1,449 -9.2
Violent crime4 116,281 117,794 +1.3 12,399 12,131 -2.2 103,882 105,663 +1.7
Property crime4 413,008 391,914 -5.1 56,216 51,314 -8.7 356,792 340,600 -4.5
Other assaults 285,590 282,746 -1.0 38,970 38,029 -2.4 246,620 244,717 -0.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 17,013 16,715 -1.8 409 346 -15.4 16,604 16,369 -1.4
Fraud 43,970 41,162 -6.4 1,250 1,234 -1.3 42,720 39,928 -6.5
Embezzlement 4,560 4,376 -4.0 107 156 +45.8 4,453 4,220 -5.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 26,638 25,168 -5.5 2,714 2,559 -5.7 23,924 22,609 -5.5
Vandalism 53,126 51,721 -2.6 13,137 12,377 -5.8 39,989 39,344 -1.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 33,028 34,833 +5.5 5,084 4,849 -4.6 27,944 29,984 +7.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5,092 4,558 -10.5 101 70 -30.7 4,991 4,488 -10.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 15,457 14,836 -4.0 2,824 2,696 -4.5 12,633 12,140 -3.9
Drug abuse violations 452,480 438,339 -3.1 35,551 31,559 -11.2 416,929 406,780 -2.4
Gambling 925 915 -1.1 78 71 -9.0 847 844 -0.4
Offenses against the family and children 35,401 34,644 -2.1 889 927 +4.3 34,512 33,717 -2.3
Driving under the influence 367,384 348,777 -5.1 2,148 1,991 -7.3 365,236 346,786 -5.1
Liquor laws 95,394 78,864 -17.3 18,294 14,640 -20.0 77,100 64,224 -16.7
Drunkenness 102,713 94,631 -7.9 1,889 1,638 -13.3 100,824 92,993 -7.8
Disorderly conduct 116,515 108,372 -7.0 22,665 21,171 -6.6 93,850 87,201 -7.1
Vagrancy 4,345 4,534 +4.3 252 256 +1.6 4,093 4,278 +4.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 953,284 937,069 -1.7 50,209 46,497 -7.4 903,075 890,572 -1.4
Suspicion 341 247 -27.6 46 49 +6.5 295 198 -32.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 6,973 6,989 +0.2 6,973 6,989 +0.2 - - -
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 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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