Home Crime in the U.S. 2016 Crime in the U.S. 2016 Tables Table 21 Table 21A

Table 21A

Arrests

by Race and Ethnicity, 2016

[13,049 agencies; 2016 estimated population 257,112,535]

Total arrests Percent distribution1 Total arrests Percent distribution1
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
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 8,421,481 5,858,330 2,263,112 171,185 103,244 25,610 100.0 69.6 26.9 2.0 1.2 0.3 6,647,012 1,221,066 5,425,946 100.0 18.4 81.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,374 4,192 4,935 108 109 30 100.0 44.7 52.6 1.2 1.2 0.3 6,882 1,374 5,508 100.0 20.0 80.0
Rape3 18,606 12,571 5,412 233 309 81 100.0 67.6 29.1 1.3 1.7 0.4 13,896 3,758 10,138 100.0 27.0 73.0
Robbery 76,267 33,095 41,562 663 659 288 100.0 43.4 54.5 0.9 0.9 0.4 60,116 12,657 47,459 100.0 21.1 78.9
Aggravated assault 304,626 191,205 101,432 6,374 4,678 937 100.0 62.8 33.3 2.1 1.5 0.3 250,762 61,073 189,689 100.0 24.4 75.6
Burglary 164,641 112,651 47,991 1,613 1,925 461 100.0 68.4 29.1 1.0 1.2 0.3 130,179 27,113 103,066 100.0 20.8 79.2
Larceny-theft 833,558 575,105 231,199 14,933 10,277 2,044 100.0 69.0 27.7 1.8 1.2 0.2 624,800 91,210 533,590 100.0 14.6 85.4
Motor vehicle theft 68,170 44,970 20,955 1,018 895 332 100.0 66.0 30.7 1.5 1.3 0.5 52,786 14,160 38,626 100.0 26.8 73.2
Arson 7,767 5,593 1,813 218 120 23 100.0 72.0 23.3 2.8 1.5 0.3 5,495 910 4,585 100.0 16.6 83.4
Violent crime4 408,873 241,063 153,341 7,378 5,755 1,336 100.0 59.0 37.5 1.8 1.4 0.3 331,656 78,862 252,794 100.0 23.8 76.2
Property crime4 1,074,136 738,319 301,958 17,782 13,217 2,860 100.0 68.7 28.1 1.7 1.2 0.3 813,260 133,393 679,867 100.0 16.4 83.6
Other assaults 853,493 556,871 267,764 15,505 10,511 2,842 100.0 65.2 31.4 1.8 1.2 0.3 665,711 121,329 544,382 100.0 18.2 81.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,831 29,375 14,308 290 752 106 100.0 65.5 31.9 0.6 1.7 0.2 35,180 5,580 29,600 100.0 15.9 84.1
Fraud 101,301 67,860 30,888 1,248 1,164 141 100.0 67.0 30.5 1.2 1.1 0.1 79,089 9,084 70,005 100.0 11.5 88.5
Embezzlement 12,592 7,732 4,512 104 209 35 100.0 61.4 35.8 0.8 1.7 0.3 10,178 1,225 8,953 100.0 12.0 88.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,492 47,818 24,851 876 812 135 100.0 64.2 33.4 1.2 1.1 0.2 56,243 11,067 45,176 100.0 19.7 80.3
Vandalism 154,958 105,933 43,499 3,370 1,768 388 100.0 68.4 28.1 2.2 1.1 0.3 121,519 22,425 99,094 100.0 18.5 81.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 124,150 69,414 51,898 1,135 1,401 302 100.0 55.9 41.8 0.9 1.1 0.2 97,279 22,753 74,526 100.0 23.4 76.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 30,322 16,819 11,495 121 1,821 66 100.0 55.5 37.9 0.4 6.0 0.2 25,718 5,123 20,595 100.0 19.9 80.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 40,292 28,837 9,949 633 749 124 100.0 71.6 24.7 1.6 1.9 0.3 32,402 8,134 24,268 100.0 25.1 74.9
Drug abuse violations 1,242,630 881,885 332,131 12,746 13,593 2,275 100.0 71.0 26.7 1.0 1.1 0.2 991,426 201,110 790,316 100.0 20.3 79.7
Gambling 2,905 1,308 1,405 8 167 17 100.0 45.0 48.4 0.3 5.7 0.6 1,958 502 1,456 100.0 25.6 74.4
Offenses against the family and children 69,546 46,661 20,265 2,065 519 36 100.0 67.1 29.1 3.0 0.7 0.1 55,805 6,345 49,460 100.0 11.4 88.6
Driving under the influence 798,012 655,648 108,881 14,700 15,969 2,814 100.0 82.2 13.6 1.8 2.0 0.4 657,336 148,548 508,788 100.0 22.6 77.4
Liquor laws 183,514 145,328 26,545 8,413 2,792 436 100.0 79.2 14.5 4.6 1.5 0.2 134,376 19,488 114,888 100.0 14.5 85.5
Drunkenness 299,248 228,784 43,948 23,043 3,046 427 100.0 76.5 14.7 7.7 1.0 0.1 266,894 64,347 202,547 100.0 24.1 75.9
Disorderly conduct 291,951 184,903 94,004 10,121 2,320 603 100.0 63.3 32.2 3.5 0.8 0.2 207,010 26,664 180,346 100.0 12.9 87.1
Vagrancy 19,755 13,033 6,063 412 234 13 100.0 66.0 30.7 2.1 1.2 0.1 16,265 2,624 13,641 100.0 16.1 83.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,567,092 1,775,423 704,293 50,666 26,136 10,574 100.0 69.2 27.4 2.0 1.0 0.4 2,024,802 327,510 1,697,292 100.0 16.2 83.8
Suspicion 440 154 135 143 5 3 100.0 35.0 30.7 32.5 1.1 0.7 239 17 222 100.0 7.1 92.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 26,948 15,162 10,979 426 304 77 100.0 56.3 40.7 1.6 1.1 0.3 22,666 4,936 17,730 100.0 21.8 78.2
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 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.
  • 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.