Table 67

Arrests

Suburban Areas1

by Race and Ethnicity, 2015

[7,014 agencies; 2015 estimated population 111,221,322]

Table 67A

Total arrests Percent distribution2 Total arrests Percent distribution2
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
Total3 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 3,463,539 2,530,862 854,028 35,162 37,867 5,620 100.0 73.1 24.7 1.0 1.1 0.2 2,546,353 436,187 2,110,166 100.0 17.1 82.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,707 1,464 1,153 18 65 7 100.0 54.1 42.6 0.7 2.4 0.3 1,862 450 1,412 100.0 24.2 75.8
Rape4 6,590 4,887 1,552 56 82 13 100.0 74.2 23.6 0.8 1.2 0.2 4,559 1,157 3,402 100.0 25.4 74.6
Robbery 21,838 10,686 10,879 79 137 57 100.0 48.9 49.8 0.4 0.6 0.3 16,113 3,069 13,044 100.0 19.0 81.0
Aggravated assault 101,685 71,134 28,019 1,110 1,177 245 100.0 70.0 27.6 1.1 1.2 0.2 77,781 17,662 60,119 100.0 22.7 77.3
Burglary 63,254 46,334 15,795 348 643 134 100.0 73.3 25.0 0.6 1.0 0.2 49,381 7,995 41,386 100.0 16.2 83.8
Larceny-theft 369,377 259,904 102,050 3,157 3,854 412 100.0 70.4 27.6 0.9 1.0 0.1 254,264 30,380 223,884 100.0 11.9 88.1
Motor vehicle theft 20,653 15,470 4,711 180 188 104 100.0 74.9 22.8 0.9 0.9 0.5 16,153 4,279 11,874 100.0 26.5 73.5
Arson 2,566 2,033 476 15 34 8 100.0 79.2 18.6 0.6 1.3 0.3 2,010 289 1,721 100.0 14.4 85.6
Violent crime5 132,820 88,171 41,603 1,263 1,461 322 100.0 66.4 31.3 1.0 1.1 0.2 100,315 22,338 77,977 100.0 22.3 77.7
Property crime5 455,850 323,741 123,032 3,700 4,719 658 100.0 71.0 27.0 0.8 1.0 0.1 321,808 42,943 278,865 100.0 13.3 86.7
Other assaults 326,033 232,588 86,806 3,033 3,179 427 100.0 71.3 26.6 0.9 1.0 0.1 235,989 35,928 200,061 100.0 15.2 84.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 19,225 12,131 6,752 76 254 12 100.0 63.1 35.1 0.4 1.3 0.1 13,911 2,222 11,689 100.0 16.0 84.0
Fraud 47,234 31,562 14,872 252 524 24 100.0 66.8 31.5 0.5 1.1 0.1 33,682 3,306 30,376 100.0 9.8 90.2
Embezzlement 5,026 3,120 1,817 21 67 1 100.0 62.1 36.2 0.4 1.3 * 3,574 328 3,246 100.0 9.2 90.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 28,768 19,766 8,542 184 254 22 100.0 68.7 29.7 0.6 0.9 0.1 20,103 3,829 16,274 100.0 19.0 81.0
Vandalism 59,542 44,247 14,092 575 588 40 100.0 74.3 23.7 1.0 1.0 0.1 45,359 6,833 38,526 100.0 15.1 84.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 39,020 25,418 12,931 213 388 70 100.0 65.1 33.1 0.5 1.0 0.2 29,620 6,597 23,023 100.0 22.3 77.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5,383 3,257 1,687 14 421 4 100.0 60.5 31.3 0.3 7.8 0.1 3,939 627 3,312 100.0 15.9 84.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 16,571 12,737 3,457 133 223 21 100.0 76.9 20.9 0.8 1.3 0.1 11,948 2,753 9,195 100.0 23.0 77.0
Drug abuse violations 486,020 357,875 119,531 2,960 4,953 701 100.0 73.6 24.6 0.6 1.0 0.1 370,911 66,848 304,063 100.0 18.0 82.0
Gambling 980 521 344 8 96 11 100.0 53.2 35.1 0.8 9.8 1.1 743 117 626 100.0 15.7 84.3
Offenses against the family and children 37,502 24,956 11,704 575 259 8 100.0 66.5 31.2 1.5 0.7 * 26,740 3,228 23,512 100.0 12.1 87.9
Driving under the influence 384,447 322,243 50,622 3,645 7,382 555 100.0 83.8 13.2 0.9 1.9 0.1 307,024 70,992 236,032 100.0 23.1 76.9
Liquor laws 89,580 74,748 10,988 2,405 1,327 112 100.0 83.4 12.3 2.7 1.5 0.1 62,513 7,862 54,651 100.0 12.6 87.4
Drunkenness 109,595 92,639 14,394 1,320 1,102 140 100.0 84.5 13.1 1.2 1.0 0.1 91,688 21,519 70,169 100.0 23.5 76.5
Disorderly conduct 126,236 86,549 36,800 1,778 1,013 96 100.0 68.6 29.2 1.4 0.8 0.1 83,029 9,726 73,303 100.0 11.7 88.3
Vagrancy 5,313 3,713 1,552 12 33 3 100.0 69.9 29.2 0.2 0.6 0.1 3,709 542 3,167 100.0 14.6 85.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,080,043 764,805 290,411 12,929 9,539 2,359 100.0 70.8 26.9 1.2 0.9 0.2 774,282 126,396 647,886 100.0 16.3 83.7
Suspicion 274 149 102 11 10 2 100.0 54.4 37.2 4.0 3.6 0.7 217 27 190 100.0 12.4 87.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 8,077 5,926 1,989 55 75 32 100.0 73.4 24.6 0.7 0.9 0.4 5,249 1,226 4,023 100.0 23.4 76.6
  • 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 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 5 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 67B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution2 Arrests under 18 Percent distribution2
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
Total3 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 286,685 193,565 87,451 2,501 2,709 459 100.0 67.5 30.5 0.9 0.9 0.2 202,691 39,071 163,620 100.0 19.3 80.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 152 75 75 1 1 0 100.0 49.3 49.3 0.7 0.7 0.0 100 40 60 100.0 40.0 60.0
Rape4 1,113 804 285 12 10 2 100.0 72.2 25.6 1.1 0.9 0.2 749 134 615 100.0 17.9 82.1
Robbery 3,867 1,263 2,566 5 21 12 100.0 32.7 66.4 0.1 0.5 0.3 2,794 581 2,213 100.0 20.8 79.2
Aggravated assault 8,582 5,079 3,357 58 70 18 100.0 59.2 39.1 0.7 0.8 0.2 6,323 1,360 4,963 100.0 21.5 78.5
Burglary 9,730 5,941 3,618 55 97 19 100.0 61.1 37.2 0.6 1.0 0.2 7,219 1,516 5,703 100.0 21.0 79.0
Larceny-theft 46,171 27,659 17,539 331 571 71 100.0 59.9 38.0 0.7 1.2 0.2 30,487 5,062 25,425 100.0 16.6 83.4
Motor vehicle theft 3,187 2,013 1,122 17 29 6 100.0 63.2 35.2 0.5 0.9 0.2 2,198 571 1,627 100.0 26.0 74.0
Arson 921 721 187 4 6 3 100.0 78.3 20.3 0.4 0.7 0.3 730 114 616 100.0 15.6 84.4
Violent crime5 13,714 7,221 6,283 76 102 32 100.0 52.7 45.8 0.6 0.7 0.2 9,966 2,115 7,851 100.0 21.2 78.8
Property crime5 60,009 36,334 22,466 407 703 99 100.0 60.5 37.4 0.7 1.2 0.2 40,634 7,263 33,371 100.0 17.9 82.1
Other assaults 42,986 26,433 15,848 330 309 66 100.0 61.5 36.9 0.8 0.7 0.2 31,326 5,973 25,353 100.0 19.1 80.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 371 240 124 3 3 1 100.0 64.7 33.4 0.8 0.8 0.3 298 54 244 100.0 18.1 81.9
Fraud 1,395 795 565 14 21 0 100.0 57.0 40.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 897 124 773 100.0 13.8 86.2
Embezzlement 173 102 68 2 1 0 100.0 59.0 39.3 1.2 0.6 0.0 132 18 114 100.0 13.6 86.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 2,985 1,438 1,494 24 27 2 100.0 48.2 50.1 0.8 0.9 0.1 1,976 419 1,557 100.0 21.2 78.8
Vandalism 13,872 10,133 3,475 127 132 5 100.0 73.0 25.1 0.9 1.0 * 10,851 1,840 9,011 100.0 17.0 83.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 5,413 3,471 1,844 31 59 8 100.0 64.1 34.1 0.6 1.1 0.1 4,031 1,072 2,959 100.0 26.6 73.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 83 47 34 1 0 1 100.0 56.6 41.0 1.2 0.0 1.2 56 9 47 100.0 16.1 83.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 3,003 2,286 671 23 21 2 100.0 76.1 22.3 0.8 0.7 0.1 2,003 382 1,621 100.0 19.1 80.9
Drug abuse violations 34,851 27,715 6,322 351 380 83 100.0 79.5 18.1 1.0 1.1 0.2 26,334 6,066 20,268 100.0 23.0 77.0
Gambling 75 36 35 2 2 0 100.0 48.0 46.7 2.7 2.7 0.0 59 16 43 100.0 27.1 72.9
Offenses against the family and children 1,236 824 366 30 16 0 100.0 66.7 29.6 2.4 1.3 0.0 657 104 553 100.0 15.8 84.2
Driving under the influence 2,210 2,006 144 28 30 2 100.0 90.8 6.5 1.3 1.4 0.1 1,693 335 1,358 100.0 19.8 80.2
Liquor laws 16,152 14,525 1,124 272 200 31 100.0 89.9 7.0 1.7 1.2 0.2 11,889 1,388 10,501 100.0 11.7 88.3
Drunkenness 1,739 1,508 173 38 16 4 100.0 86.7 9.9 2.2 0.9 0.2 1,555 594 961 100.0 38.2 61.8
Disorderly conduct 24,720 14,110 10,249 153 184 24 100.0 57.1 41.5 0.6 0.7 0.1 16,245 2,313 13,932 100.0 14.2 85.8
Vagrancy 267 122 141 0 4 0 100.0 45.7 52.8 0.0 1.5 0.0 121 34 87 100.0 28.1 71.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 53,306 38,277 14,005 533 424 67 100.0 71.8 26.3 1.0 0.8 0.1 36,683 7,722 28,961 100.0 21.1 78.9
Suspicion 48 16 31 1 0 0 100.0 33.3 64.6 2.1 0.0 0.0 36 4 32 100.0 11.1 88.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 8,077 5,926 1,989 55 75 32 100.0 73.4 24.6 0.7 0.9 0.4 5,249 1,226 4,023 100.0 23.4 76.6
  • 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 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 5 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 67C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution2 Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution2
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
Total3 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 3,176,854 2,337,297 766,577 32,661 35,158 5,161 100.0 73.6 24.1 1.0 1.1 0.2 2,343,662 397,116 1,946,546 100.0 16.9 83.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,555 1,389 1,078 17 64 7 100.0 54.4 42.2 0.7 2.5 0.3 1,762 410 1,352 100.0 23.3 76.7
Rape4 5,477 4,083 1,267 44 72 11 100.0 74.5 23.1 0.8 1.3 0.2 3,810 1,023 2,787 100.0 26.9 73.1
Robbery 17,971 9,423 8,313 74 116 45 100.0 52.4 46.3 0.4 0.6 0.3 13,319 2,488 10,831 100.0 18.7 81.3
Aggravated assault 93,103 66,055 24,662 1,052 1,107 227 100.0 70.9 26.5 1.1 1.2 0.2 71,458 16,302 55,156 100.0 22.8 77.2
Burglary 53,524 40,393 12,177 293 546 115 100.0 75.5 22.8 0.5 1.0 0.2 42,162 6,479 35,683 100.0 15.4 84.6
Larceny-theft 323,206 232,245 84,511 2,826 3,283 341 100.0 71.9 26.1 0.9 1.0 0.1 223,777 25,318 198,459 100.0 11.3 88.7
Motor vehicle theft 17,466 13,457 3,589 163 159 98 100.0 77.0 20.5 0.9 0.9 0.6 13,955 3,708 10,247 100.0 26.6 73.4
Arson 1,645 1,312 289 11 28 5 100.0 79.8 17.6 0.7 1.7 0.3 1,280 175 1,105 100.0 13.7 86.3
Violent crime5 119,106 80,950 35,320 1,187 1,359 290 100.0 68.0 29.7 1.0 1.1 0.2 90,349 20,223 70,126 100.0 22.4 77.6
Property crime5 395,841 287,407 100,566 3,293 4,016 559 100.0 72.6 25.4 0.8 1.0 0.1 281,174 35,680 245,494 100.0 12.7 87.3
Other assaults 283,047 206,155 70,958 2,703 2,870 361 100.0 72.8 25.1 1.0 1.0 0.1 204,663 29,955 174,708 100.0 14.6 85.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 18,854 11,891 6,628 73 251 11 100.0 63.1 35.2 0.4 1.3 0.1 13,613 2,168 11,445 100.0 15.9 84.1
Fraud 45,839 30,767 14,307 238 503 24 100.0 67.1 31.2 0.5 1.1 0.1 32,785 3,182 29,603 100.0 9.7 90.3
Embezzlement 4,853 3,018 1,749 19 66 1 100.0 62.2 36.0 0.4 1.4 * 3,442 310 3,132 100.0 9.0 91.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 25,783 18,328 7,048 160 227 20 100.0 71.1 27.3 0.6 0.9 0.1 18,127 3,410 14,717 100.0 18.8 81.2
Vandalism 45,670 34,114 10,617 448 456 35 100.0 74.7 23.2 1.0 1.0 0.1 34,508 4,993 29,515 100.0 14.5 85.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 33,607 21,947 11,087 182 329 62 100.0 65.3 33.0 0.5 1.0 0.2 25,589 5,525 20,064 100.0 21.6 78.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5,300 3,210 1,653 13 421 3 100.0 60.6 31.2 0.2 7.9 0.1 3,883 618 3,265 100.0 15.9 84.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 13,568 10,451 2,786 110 202 19 100.0 77.0 20.5 0.8 1.5 0.1 9,945 2,371 7,574 100.0 23.8 76.2
Drug abuse violations 451,169 330,160 113,209 2,609 4,573 618 100.0 73.2 25.1 0.6 1.0 0.1 344,577 60,782 283,795 100.0 17.6 82.4
Gambling 905 485 309 6 94 11 100.0 53.6 34.1 0.7 10.4 1.2 684 101 583 100.0 14.8 85.2
Offenses against the family and children 36,266 24,132 11,338 545 243 8 100.0 66.5 31.3 1.5 0.7 * 26,083 3,124 22,959 100.0 12.0 88.0
Driving under the influence 382,237 320,237 50,478 3,617 7,352 553 100.0 83.8 13.2 0.9 1.9 0.1 305,331 70,657 234,674 100.0 23.1 76.9
Liquor laws 73,428 60,223 9,864 2,133 1,127 81 100.0 82.0 13.4 2.9 1.5 0.1 50,624 6,474 44,150 100.0 12.8 87.2
Drunkenness 107,856 91,131 14,221 1,282 1,086 136 100.0 84.5 13.2 1.2 1.0 0.1 90,133 20,925 69,208 100.0 23.2 76.8
Disorderly conduct 101,516 72,439 26,551 1,625 829 72 100.0 71.4 26.2 1.6 0.8 0.1 66,784 7,413 59,371 100.0 11.1 88.9
Vagrancy 5,046 3,591 1,411 12 29 3 100.0 71.2 28.0 0.2 0.6 0.1 3,588 508 3,080 100.0 14.2 85.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,026,737 726,528 276,406 12,396 9,115 2,292 100.0 70.8 26.9 1.2 0.9 0.2 737,599 118,674 618,925 100.0 16.1 83.9
Suspicion 226 133 71 10 10 2 100.0 58.8 31.4 4.4 4.4 0.9 181 23 158 100.0 12.7 87.3
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 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 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 5 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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