Table 18

Estimated Number of Arrests

United States, 2016

TOTAL1 10,662,252
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 11,788
Rape2 23,632
Robbery 95,754
Aggravated assault 383,977
Burglary 207,325
Larceny-theft 1,050,058
Motor vehicle theft 86,088
Arson 9,812
Violent crime3 515,151
Property crime3 1,353,283
Other assaults 1,078,808
Forgery and counterfeiting 56,661
Fraud 128,531
Embezzlement 15,937
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 93,981
Vandalism 195,951
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 156,777
Prostitution and commercialized vice 38,306
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 51,063
Drug abuse violations 1,572,579
Gambling 3,705
Offenses against the family and children 88,748
Driving under the influence 1,017,808
Liquor laws 234,899
Drunkenness 376,433
Disorderly conduct 369,733
Vagrancy 24,851
All other offenses 3,254,871
Suspicion 576
Curfew and loitering law violations 34,176
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The rape figure in this table is an aggregate total of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 3 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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