Table 56

Arrest Trends

Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2016–2017

[1,756 agencies; 2017 estimated population 19,977,979; 2016 estimated population 19,965,738]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
TOTAL1 638,888 649,705 +1.7 27,903 27,269 -2.3 610,985 622,436 +1.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 580 582 +0.3 26 31 +19.2 554 551 -0.5
Rape2 1,630 1,620 -0.6 233 298 +27.9 1,397 1,322 -5.4
Robbery 1,329 1,130 -15.0 89 92 +3.4 1,240 1,038 -16.3
Aggravated assault 16,774 16,840 +0.4 856 885 +3.4 15,918 15,955 +0.2
Burglary 11,607 11,339 -2.3 1,265 1,244 -1.7 10,342 10,095 -2.4
Larceny-theft 24,874 23,543 -5.4 1,992 1,750 -12.1 22,882 21,793 -4.8
Motor vehicle theft 3,880 4,300 +10.8 550 518 -5.8 3,330 3,782 +13.6
Arson 483 472 -2.3 100 64 -36.0 383 408 +6.5
Violent crime3 20,313 20,172 -0.7 1,204 1,306 +8.5 19,109 18,866 -1.3
Property crime3 40,844 39,654 -2.9 3,907 3,576 -8.5 36,937 36,078 -2.3
Other assaults 54,136 53,165 -1.8 4,472 4,536 +1.4 49,664 48,629 -2.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 2,434 2,357 -3.2 25 31 +24.0 2,409 2,326 -3.4
Fraud 7,996 7,552 -5.6 106 115 +8.5 7,890 7,437 -5.7
Embezzlement 546 483 -11.5 8 8 0.0 538 475 -11.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 3,664 3,910 +6.7 200 224 +12.0 3,464 3,686 +6.4
Vandalism 8,276 8,154 -1.5 1,357 1,386 +2.1 6,919 6,768 -2.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 6,460 6,875 +6.4 312 346 +10.9 6,148 6,529 +6.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 242 193 -20.2 9 1 -88.9 233 192 -17.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 3,028 2,749 -9.2 530 461 -13.0 2,498 2,288 -8.4
Drug abuse violations 95,785 100,941 +5.4 3,618 3,754 +3.8 92,167 97,187 +5.4
Gambling 170 130 -23.5 7 3 -57.1 163 127 -22.1
Offenses against the family and children 8,429 8,513 +1.0 358 99 -72.3 8,071 8,414 +4.2
Driving under the influence 118,353 118,417 +0.1 753 698 -7.3 117,600 117,719 +0.1
Liquor laws 13,263 12,209 -7.9 2,665 2,565 -3.8 10,598 9,644 -9.0
Drunkenness 11,598 10,880 -6.2 157 112 -28.7 11,441 10,768 -5.9
Disorderly conduct 15,760 15,200 -3.6 1,986 1,964 -1.1 13,774 13,236 -3.9
Vagrancy 172 204 +18.6 4 5 +25.0 168 199 +18.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 227,166 237,694 +4.6 5,972 5,826 -2.4 221,194 231,868 +4.8
Suspicion 51 63 +23.5 0 4 51 59 +15.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 253 253 0.0 253 253 0.0 - - -
  • 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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