Table 37

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2016–2017

[11,889 agencies; 2017 estimated population 245,794,668; 2016 estimated population 244,059,561]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,882,996 5,826,858 -1.0 457,722 440,159 -3.8 2,174,304 2,163,937 -0.5 191,489 180,105 -5.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,866 8,043 +2.3 604 635 +5.1 1,033 1,134 +9.8 59 50 -15.3
Rape2 17,360 17,333 -0.2 2,689 2,877 +7.0 467 432 -7.5 123 112 -8.9
Robbery 62,780 61,160 -2.6 13,162 13,175 +0.1 10,518 10,439 -0.8 1,549 1,528 -1.4
Aggravated assault 223,834 227,267 +1.5 15,839 15,811 -0.2 67,865 69,120 +1.8 5,494 5,674 +3.3
Burglary 128,265 123,128 -4.0 21,537 20,803 -3.4 29,549 28,712 -2.8 2,896 2,766 -4.5
Larceny-theft 460,063 430,454 -6.4 60,264 57,504 -4.6 334,454 297,687 -11.0 41,466 34,211 -17.5
Motor vehicle theft 51,827 54,323 +4.8 9,810 10,167 +3.6 14,401 15,565 +8.1 2,212 2,299 +3.9
Arson 5,489 5,577 +1.6 1,602 1,484 -7.4 1,449 1,393 -3.9 273 254 -7.0
Violent crime3 311,840 313,803 +0.6 32,294 32,498 +0.6 79,883 81,125 +1.6 7,225 7,364 +1.9
Property crime3 645,644 613,482 -5.0 93,213 89,958 -3.5 379,853 343,357 -9.6 46,847 39,530 -15.6
Other assaults 576,747 569,227 -1.3 60,881 58,916 -3.2 228,072 230,038 +0.9 35,412 35,094 -0.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 27,717 27,773 +0.2 691 737 +6.7 15,167 14,588 -3.8 255 204 -20.0
Fraud 60,197 59,364 -1.4 2,369 2,451 +3.5 36,374 35,552 -2.3 1,099 1,195 +8.7
Embezzlement 6,229 6,107 -2.0 311 282 -9.3 6,005 5,954 -0.8 188 212 +12.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 56,631 59,268 +4.7 7,003 6,768 -3.4 15,502 16,745 +8.0 1,327 1,292 -2.6
Vandalism 114,262 111,099 -2.8 24,370 23,087 -5.3 32,174 32,238 +0.2 5,012 5,043 +0.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 107,498 113,401 +5.5 12,998 12,612 -3.0 10,898 11,650 +6.9 1,637 1,476 -9.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 10,800 10,424 -3.5 107 82 -23.4 17,651 16,194 -8.3 286 125 -56.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 34,926 33,924 -2.9 5,578 5,718 +2.5 2,892 2,728 -5.7 814 751 -7.7
Drug abuse violations 905,672 934,038 +3.1 56,863 55,112 -3.1 278,224 299,560 +7.7 16,947 17,222 +1.6
Gambling 2,106 1,940 -7.9 173 171 -1.2 685 520 -24.1 25 38 +52.0
Offenses against the family and children 47,613 48,490 +1.8 1,751 1,775 +1.4 19,772 20,618 +4.3 1,128 1,039 -7.9
Driving under the influence 572,551 553,322 -3.4 3,623 3,458 -4.6 194,403 190,216 -2.2 1,256 1,135 -9.6
Liquor laws 122,325 108,320 -11.4 16,633 15,076 -9.4 52,159 48,253 -7.5 11,111 10,504 -5.5
Drunkenness 236,212 225,064 -4.7 2,658 2,329 -12.4 58,058 58,407 +0.6 1,099 1,004 -8.6
Disorderly conduct 201,664 189,350 -6.1 32,597 30,695 -5.8 82,373 79,968 -2.9 18,286 17,598 -3.8
Vagrancy 14,510 13,673 -5.8 431 430 -0.2 4,502 4,334 -3.7 152 117 -23.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,809,174 1,818,321 +0.5 84,500 81,536 -3.5 651,640 664,899 +2.0 33,366 32,169 -3.6
Suspicion 461 444 -3.7 55 38 -30.9 129 144 +11.6 15 12 -20.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 18,678 16,468 -11.8 18,678 16,468 -11.8 8,017 6,993 -12.8 8,017 6,993 -12.8
  • 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.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2016-2017

  • Nationwide, the number of males arrested in 2017 decreased 1.0 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2016. The number of females arrested decreased 0.5 percent during this 2-year period.
  • The number of juvenile (persons under age 18) males arrested in 2017 decreased 3.8 percent when compared with 2016 juvenile male arrest data. The number of juvenile female arrests decreased 5.9 percent.
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of males arrested for violent crimes increased 0.6 percent, and the number of females arrested for violent crimes rose 1.6 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males for violent crimes rose 0.6 percent; arrests of juvenile females increased 1.9 percent.
  • In a comparison of 2016 and 2017 arrest data, male arrests for murder offenses increased 2.3 percent for males of all ages. The number of juvenile male arrests for murder rose 5.1 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile females increased 3.3 percent for aggravated assault but decreased in all other violent crime offense categories. Juvenile female arrests fell the most for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, down 15.3 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2017 decreased 5.0 percent when compared with 2016 arrest data, and the number of females arrested for property crimes decreased 9.6 percent.
  • The number of juvenile males arrested for property crimes decreased 3.5 percent; the number of juvenile females decreased 15.6 percent.
  • A comparison of 2017 and 2016 arrest data for property crime offenses indicated that motor vehicle theft arrests increased 4.8 percent for males of all ages, 3.6 percent for male juveniles, 8.1 percent for females of all ages, and 3.9 percent for female juveniles.