Table 20

Arrests

by Age, 2016

[13,055 agencies; 2016 estimated population 257,118,573]

Offense charged Total
all ages
Ages
under 15
Ages
under 18
Ages 18
and over
Under
10
10-12 13-14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 and
over
TOTAL 8,481,602 190,575 681,701 7,799,901 4,902 42,347 143,326 127,828 164,010 199,288 269,618 294,446 295,134 297,815 304,569 310,118 316,603 1,446,803 1,178,723 917,096 633,112 550,673 454,140 293,893 140,568 96,590
Total percent distribution1 100.0 2.2 8.0 92.0 0.1 0.5 1.7 1.5 1.9 2.3 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 17.1 13.9 10.8 7.5 6.5 5.4 3.5 1.7 1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,427 60 682 8,745 0 5 55 93 198 331 503 511 493 467 475 433 469 1,745 1,152 788 515 412 323 195 136 128
Rape2 18,802 1,190 2,952 15,850 30 331 829 514 561 687 794 736 652 664 608 522 532 2,360 2,266 1,907 1,409 1,187 886 586 369 372
Robbery 76,503 2,898 15,339 61,164 20 368 2,510 3,123 4,367 4,951 5,448 4,726 4,052 3,517 3,303 3,034 3,044 11,787 7,911 5,229 3,158 2,585 1,911 984 325 150
Aggravated assault 305,985 7,158 22,362 283,623 148 1,839 5,171 4,130 5,049 6,025 7,317 8,246 8,843 9,975 10,675 11,003 11,345 53,322 44,445 35,037 24,412 20,872 17,108 11,251 5,399 4,373
Burglary 165,376 7,646 25,513 139,863 193 1,596 5,857 5,243 6,117 6,507 7,889 7,320 6,411 5,971 5,857 5,862 5,952 27,290 21,721 15,852 9,789 8,327 6,110 3,448 1,360 704
Larceny-theft 839,617 29,321 107,287 732,330 476 6,207 22,638 20,954 26,589 30,423 34,793 31,534 28,229 26,698 26,858 27,111 28,192 133,335 111,662 85,045 58,510 52,166 41,687 26,092 12,164 8,254
Motor vehicle theft 68,567 2,824 12,520 56,047 15 295 2,514 2,837 3,519 3,340 3,221 2,827 2,623 2,481 2,440 2,455 2,555 11,648 9,221 6,692 3,908 2,801 1,871 869 284 151
Arson 7,827 1,165 2,030 5,797 99 414 652 351 276 238 187 207 200 196 186 181 211 965 860 722 501 408 426 287 152 108
Violent crime3 410,717 11,306 41,335 369,382 198 2,543 8,565 7,860 10,175 11,994 14,062 14,219 14,040 14,623 15,061 14,992 15,390 69,214 55,774 42,961 29,494 25,056 20,228 13,016 6,229 5,023
Violent crime percent distribution1 100.0 2.8 10.1 89.9 * 0.6 2.1 1.9 2.5 2.9 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 16.9 13.6 10.5 7.2 6.1 4.9 3.2 1.5 1.2
Property crime3 1,081,387 40,956 147,350 934,037 783 8,512 31,661 29,385 36,501 40,508 46,090 41,888 37,463 35,346 35,341 35,609 36,910 173,238 143,464 108,311 72,708 63,702 50,094 30,696 13,960 9,217
Property crime percent distribution1 100.0 3.8 13.6 86.4 0.1 0.8 2.9 2.7 3.4 3.7 4.3 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 16.0 13.3 10.0 6.7 5.9 4.6 2.8 1.3 0.9
Other assaults 859,316 39,768 102,694 756,622 1,321 10,824 27,623 19,949 21,673 21,304 20,131 21,251 22,747 26,351 27,986 29,328 30,162 139,697 117,671 94,570 67,678 58,012 46,809 28,940 14,115 11,174
Forgery and counterfeiting 45,067 105 967 44,100 1 11 93 107 237 518 1,239 1,936 2,124 1,527 1,659 1,718 1,772 8,806 7,379 5,927 3,597 2,741 1,902 1,027 460 286
Fraud 101,980 771 3,680 98,300 4 119 648 660 964 1,285 2,147 2,807 3,224 3,135 3,323 3,557 3,665 18,800 16,411 13,101 9,169 7,475 5,480 3,296 1,533 1,177
Embezzlement 12,688 49 540 12,148 0 6 43 49 157 285 593 753 640 587 587 555 532 2,235 1,625 1,217 921 761 565 332 146 99
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,895 1,866 8,679 66,216 8 272 1,586 1,857 2,354 2,602 3,224 3,173 3,003 2,843 2,885 2,842 2,934 13,500 10,945 8,072 4,901 3,666 2,341 1,202 456 229
Vandalism 156,186 12,524 31,181 125,005 534 3,253 8,737 5,663 6,457 6,537 6,573 6,281 5,727 6,137 5,955 5,737 5,717 24,087 18,506 13,316 8,433 6,933 5,400 3,353 1,606 1,244
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 124,741 4,800 15,452 109,289 203 1,377 3,220 2,734 3,551 4,367 5,407 5,502 5,251 5,623 5,828 5,576 5,519 22,344 15,765 11,263 6,858 5,324 3,946 2,694 1,313 1,076
Prostitution and commercialized vice 30,509 48 396 30,113 1 4 43 54 95 199 772 1,032 1,251 1,357 1,419 1,320 1,361 5,855 4,477 3,303 2,427 2,181 1,565 960 456 377
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 40,546 3,237 6,723 33,823 107 876 2,254 1,267 1,074 1,145 1,214 1,149 1,123 1,095 987 1,013 896 4,459 4,373 3,892 3,021 2,827 2,734 2,172 1,316 1,552
Drug abuse violations 1,250,650 12,067 78,330 1,172,320 91 1,737 10,239 12,096 20,639 33,528 57,653 61,810 58,365 55,548 54,681 53,861 53,677 231,196 174,620 127,217 80,183 65,702 50,589 29,799 12,136 5,283
Gambling 2,916 23 203 2,713 2 0 21 33 65 82 113 132 120 92 97 89 88 396 311 241 215 231 226 132 112 118
Offenses against the family and children 70,072 1,048 2,738 67,334 96 255 697 581 533 576 805 918 1,165 1,300 1,560 1,955 2,288 12,741 13,608 11,416 7,369 5,389 3,647 1,865 789 519
Driving under the influence 806,369 87 5,135 801,234 8 9 70 225 1,243 3,580 10,260 15,436 19,384 29,998 32,006 33,203 34,106 149,864 114,804 91,267 69,029 63,734 57,107 41,309 22,607 17,120
Liquor laws 186,047 3,058 29,073 156,974 9 267 2,782 4,404 8,044 13,567 27,689 29,826 24,901 4,392 3,324 2,687 2,533 10,395 8,803 8,060 6,837 7,662 8,288 6,460 3,274 1,843
Drunkenness 300,473 455 3,805 296,668 14 35 406 521 907 1,922 5,137 6,405 6,913 10,524 9,897 9,949 9,591 44,260 39,462 33,807 27,676 29,718 28,417 19,950 9,716 5,246
Disorderly conduct 294,345 19,949 52,315 242,030 498 4,964 14,487 10,521 11,221 10,624 9,678 8,961 8,896 10,766 10,199 9,906 9,524 41,020 33,043 26,114 19,078 17,910 16,060 11,224 5,470 4,181
Vagrancy 19,873 151 622 19,251 3 23 125 119 166 186 532 496 520 437 514 460 522 2,637 2,284 2,260 1,721 1,968 2,070 1,650 791 389
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,585,233 30,487 123,257 2,461,976 886 5,639 23,962 23,543 30,647 38,580 56,283 70,462 78,265 86,121 91,249 95,745 99,396 471,985 395,354 310,741 211,764 179,652 146,649 93,794 44,082 30,434
Suspicion 440 24 74 366 0 6 18 14 19 17 16 9 12 13 11 16 20 74 44 40 33 29 23 22 1 3
Curfew and loitering law violations 27,152 7,796 27,152 - 135 1,615 6,046 6,186 7,288 5,882 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Age, 2016

  • In 2016, 92.0 percent of all individuals arrested were adults (18 years of age and over). Adults comprised 89.9 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 86.4 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Adults accounted for 93.7 percent of persons arrested for drug abuse violations.
  • In 2016, 25.9 percent of persons arrested for arson were juveniles. More than half of those juveniles (57.4 percent) were under the age of 15.
  • Persons between the ages of 25 and 29 accounted for 17.1 percent of all arrestees in 2016.