Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2017

[12,606 agencies; 2017 estimated population 253,634,894]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 8,247,591 180,638 634,535 1,421,647 2,544,158 2.2 7.7 17.2 30.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,576 67 717 2,210 3,983 0.7 7.5 23.1 41.6
Rape1 18,289 1,163 3,030 5,202 7,335 6.4 16.6 28.4 40.1
Robbery 74,340 2,925 15,282 28,864 40,526 3.9 20.6 38.8 54.5
Aggravated assault 305,291 7,216 22,155 45,390 86,359 2.4 7.3 14.9 28.3
Burglary 156,465 7,607 24,223 42,761 63,433 4.9 15.5 27.3 40.5
Larceny-theft 750,750 26,396 93,738 174,737 264,593 3.5 12.5 23.3 35.2
Motor vehicle theft 71,452 3,058 12,798 20,992 30,663 4.3 17.9 29.4 42.9
Arson 7,180 1,010 1,766 2,316 2,955 14.1 24.6 32.3 41.2
Violent crime2 407,496 11,371 41,184 81,666 138,203 2.8 10.1 20.0 33.9
Property crime2 985,847 38,071 132,525 240,806 361,644 3.9 13.4 24.4 36.7
Other assaults 833,396 37,971 96,523 156,214 260,785 4.6 11.6 18.7 31.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,534 133 957 5,900 11,854 0.3 2.2 13.6 27.2
Fraud 96,948 738 3,714 11,122 23,277 0.8 3.8 11.5 24.0
Embezzlement 12,532 38 499 2,497 4,585 0.3 4.0 19.9 36.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 77,474 1,692 8,243 17,475 28,494 2.2 10.6 22.6 36.8
Vandalism 147,959 11,632 28,842 44,935 65,824 7.9 19.5 30.4 44.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 129,210 4,240 14,384 30,324 53,273 3.3 11.1 23.5 41.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,490 30 218 3,063 7,868 0.1 0.8 10.8 27.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 37,850 3,336 6,644 9,786 13,220 8.8 17.6 25.9 34.9
Drug abuse violations 1,275,812 11,111 74,088 246,780 455,374 0.9 5.8 19.3 35.7
Gambling 2,510 28 213 563 910 1.1 8.5 22.4 36.3
Offenses against the family and children 72,229 982 2,895 5,708 12,398 1.4 4.0 7.9 17.2
Driving under the influence 764,569 90 4,692 44,993 162,918 * 0.6 5.9 21.3
Liquor laws 161,277 3,055 26,107 95,981 106,971 1.9 16.2 59.5 66.3
Drunkenness 289,608 432 3,395 19,775 55,671 0.1 1.2 6.8 19.2
Disorderly conduct 276,987 19,227 49,041 73,551 109,284 6.9 17.7 26.6 39.5
Vagrancy 18,542 151 583 1,669 3,258 0.8 3.1 9.0 17.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,560,932 29,317 116,023 305,018 644,453 1.1 4.5 11.9 25.2
Suspicion 690 17 66 122 195 2.5 9.6 17.7 28.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,699 6,976 23,699 23,699 23,699 29.4 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 2 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, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2017

  • In 2017, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 30.8 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 33.9 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 36.7 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes.
  • In 2017, 41.6 percent of all persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were under the age of 25.
  • Of all persons arrested for robbery, 54.5 percent were under the age of 25. More than 20 percent (20.6) of persons arrested for robbery were juveniles (individuals under age 18).
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 40.5 percent of all persons arrested for burglary in 2017. Juveniles accounted for 15.5 percent of persons arrested for burglary.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 21 accounted for 19.3 percent of drug abuse violations.