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Table 21C

Arrests

by Race and Ethnicity, 2016-Continued

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

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1 Arrests 18 and over 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 7,746,661 5,438,937 2,029,020 159,676 95,820 23,208 100.0 70.2 26.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 6,150,779 1,107,822 5,042,957 100.0 18.0 82.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,695 3,948 4,522 99 98 28 100.0 45.4 52.0 1.1 1.1 0.3 6,466 1,271 5,195 100.0 19.7 80.3
Rape3 15,706 10,694 4,456 210 278 68 100.0 68.1 28.4 1.3 1.8 0.4 11,759 3,303 8,456 100.0 28.1 71.9
Robbery 60,974 28,627 31,042 569 520 216 100.0 46.9 50.9 0.9 0.9 0.4 48,862 10,195 38,667 100.0 20.9 79.1
Aggravated assault 282,409 179,119 91,946 6,024 4,455 865 100.0 63.4 32.6 2.1 1.6 0.3 233,324 56,473 176,851 100.0 24.2 75.8
Burglary 139,281 98,615 37,385 1,262 1,623 396 100.0 70.8 26.8 0.9 1.2 0.3 112,619 22,239 90,380 100.0 19.7 80.3
Larceny-theft 727,544 511,263 192,835 13,179 8,605 1,662 100.0 70.3 26.5 1.8 1.2 0.2 552,108 76,055 476,053 100.0 13.8 86.2
Motor vehicle theft 55,776 39,160 14,700 828 789 299 100.0 70.2 26.4 1.5 1.4 0.5 44,807 12,037 32,770 100.0 26.9 73.1
Arson 5,784 4,184 1,327 170 89 14 100.0 72.3 22.9 2.9 1.5 0.2 4,041 612 3,429 100.0 15.1 84.9
Violent crime4 367,784 222,388 131,966 6,902 5,351 1,177 100.0 60.5 35.9 1.9 1.5 0.3 300,411 71,242 229,169 100.0 23.7 76.3
Property crime4 928,385 653,222 246,247 15,439 11,106 2,371 100.0 70.4 26.5 1.7 1.2 0.3 713,575 110,943 602,632 100.0 15.5 84.5
Other assaults 751,641 498,197 227,129 14,080 9,729 2,506 100.0 66.3 30.2 1.9 1.3 0.3 587,360 104,185 483,175 100.0 17.7 82.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,870 28,841 13,903 284 738 104 100.0 65.7 31.7 0.6 1.7 0.2 34,465 5,454 29,011 100.0 15.8 84.2
Fraud 97,655 66,042 29,143 1,199 1,135 136 100.0 67.6 29.8 1.2 1.2 0.1 76,301 8,700 67,601 100.0 11.4 88.6
Embezzlement 12,055 7,416 4,310 97 197 35 100.0 61.5 35.8 0.8 1.6 0.3 9,735 1,081 8,654 100.0 11.1 88.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 65,878 44,428 19,816 789 731 114 100.0 67.4 30.1 1.2 1.1 0.2 50,394 9,839 40,555 100.0 19.5 80.5
Vandalism 124,095 84,578 34,963 2,750 1,508 296 100.0 68.2 28.2 2.2 1.2 0.2 98,916 17,250 81,666 100.0 17.4 82.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 108,808 61,165 45,200 973 1,190 280 100.0 56.2 41.5 0.9 1.1 0.3 85,774 19,109 66,665 100.0 22.3 77.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 29,927 16,662 11,268 119 1,816 62 100.0 55.7 37.7 0.4 6.1 0.2 25,387 5,071 20,316 100.0 20.0 80.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 33,633 24,051 8,242 571 664 105 100.0 71.5 24.5 1.7 2.0 0.3 27,233 6,856 20,377 100.0 25.2 74.8
Drug abuse violations 1,165,103 823,868 315,024 11,504 12,676 2,031 100.0 70.7 27.0 1.0 1.1 0.2 933,593 184,752 748,841 100.0 19.8 80.2
Gambling 2,702 1,258 1,255 8 164 17 100.0 46.6 46.4 0.3 6.1 0.6 1,856 481 1,375 100.0 25.9 74.1
Offenses against the family and children 66,843 45,065 19,619 1,622 502 35 100.0 67.4 29.4 2.4 0.8 0.1 53,600 6,039 47,561 100.0 11.3 88.7
Driving under the influence 792,953 651,149 108,543 14,568 15,896 2,797 100.0 82.1 13.7 1.8 2.0 0.4 653,262 147,571 505,691 100.0 22.6 77.4
Liquor laws 154,916 120,125 24,622 7,358 2,440 371 100.0 77.5 15.9 4.7 1.6 0.2 112,484 15,948 96,536 100.0 14.2 85.8
Drunkenness 295,495 225,652 43,575 22,849 3,000 419 100.0 76.4 14.7 7.7 1.0 0.1 263,568 62,942 200,626 100.0 23.9 76.1
Disorderly conduct 240,023 157,126 71,089 9,292 1,988 528 100.0 65.5 29.6 3.9 0.8 0.2 171,140 20,624 150,516 100.0 12.1 87.9
Vagrancy 19,147 12,665 5,843 401 227 11 100.0 66.1 30.5 2.1 1.2 0.1 15,882 2,522 13,360 100.0 15.9 84.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,445,382 1,694,919 667,161 48,728 24,761 9,813 100.0 69.3 27.3 2.0 1.0 0.4 1,935,650 307,204 1,628,446 100.0 15.9 84.1
Suspicion 366 120 102 143 1 0 100.0 32.8 27.9 39.1 0.3 0.0 193 9 184 100.0 4.7 95.3
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 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.