Table 19

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2016

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(13,055 agencies;
population 257,118,573)
Northeast
(3,130 agencies;
population 45,162,860)
Midwest
(3,222 agencies;
population 50,287,054)
South
(4,892 agencies;
population 88,748,151)
West
(1,811 agencies;
population 72,920,508)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 8,481,162 3,298.5 1,263,318 2,797.2 1,619,069 3,219.7 3,204,603 3,610.9 2,394,172 3,283.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,427 3.7 993 2.2 1,670 3.3 4,354 4.9 2,410 3.3
Rape2 18,802 7.3 3,247 7.2 4,200 8.4 6,303 7.1 5,052 6.9
Robbery 76,503 29.8 13,863 30.7 11,951 23.8 26,180 29.5 24,509 33.6
Aggravated assault 305,985 119.0 39,807 88.1 46,331 92.1 94,519 106.5 125,328 171.9
Burglary 165,376 64.3 22,105 48.9 22,747 45.2 59,811 67.4 60,713 83.3
Larceny-theft 839,617 326.5 140,326 310.7 180,355 358.7 321,813 362.6 197,123 270.3
Motor vehicle theft 68,567 26.7 6,584 14.6 13,951 27.7 19,158 21.6 28,874 39.6
Arson 7,827 3.0 1,145 2.5 1,451 2.9 2,180 2.5 3,051 4.2
Violent crime3 410,717 159.7 57,910 128.2 64,152 127.6 131,356 148.0 157,299 215.7
Property crime3 1,081,387 420.6 170,160 376.8 218,504 434.5 402,962 454.1 289,761 397.4
Other assaults 859,316 334.2 143,394 317.5 166,385 330.9 340,331 383.5 209,206 286.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 45,067 17.5 7,719 17.1 7,783 15.5 19,319 21.8 10,246 14.1
Fraud 101,980 39.7 20,528 45.5 18,692 37.2 44,814 50.5 17,946 24.6
Embezzlement 12,688 4.9 1,494 3.3 2,302 4.6 6,617 7.5 2,275 3.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,895 29.1 10,890 24.1 13,796 27.4 23,355 26.3 26,854 36.8
Vandalism 156,186 60.7 33,731 74.7 30,437 60.5 41,286 46.5 50,732 69.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 124,741 48.5 15,560 34.5 25,195 50.1 43,243 48.7 40,743 55.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 30,509 11.9 4,313 9.5 3,865 7.7 9,635 10.9 12,696 17.4
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 40,546 15.8 6,259 13.9 7,541 15.0 12,203 13.8 14,543 19.9
Drug abuse violations 1,250,650 486.4 215,838 477.9 229,151 455.7 462,354 521.0 343,307 470.8
Gambling 2,916 1.1 659 1.5 691 1.4 1,180 1.3 386 0.5
Offenses against the family and children 70,072 27.3 12,751 28.2 14,835 29.5 31,418 35.4 11,068 15.2
Driving under the influence 806,369 313.6 128,536 284.6 158,400 315.0 257,142 289.7 262,291 359.7
Liquor laws 186,047 72.4 21,718 48.1 63,418 126.1 50,259 56.6 50,652 69.5
Drunkenness 300,473 116.9 28,794 63.8 16,864 33.5 164,418 185.3 90,397 124.0
Disorderly conduct 294,345 114.5 73,545 162.8 91,602 182.2 80,286 90.5 48,912 67.1
Vagrancy 19,873 7.7 1,205 2.7 2,977 5.9 6,338 7.1 9,353 12.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,585,233 1,005.5 299,603 663.4 476,644 947.8 1,069,304 1,204.9 739,682 1,014.4
Suspicion 440 0.2 2 * 28 0.1 248 0.3 162 0.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 27,152 10.6 8,711 19.3 5,835 11.6 6,783 7.6 5,823 8.0
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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