Table 62

Arrest Trends

Suburban Areas,1 2016–2017

[6,553 agencies; 2017 estimated population 106,103,846; 2016 estimated population 105,016,859]

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
TOTAL2 3,216,993 3,196,082 -0.7 255,500 248,483 -2.7 2,961,493 2,947,599 -0.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,670 2,680 +0.4 187 171 -8.6 2,483 2,509 +1.0
Rape3 6,379 6,277 -1.6 1,052 1,104 +4.9 5,327 5,173 -2.9
Robbery 20,136 19,795 -1.7 3,833 3,821 -0.3 16,303 15,974 -2.0
Aggravated assault 98,427 99,480 +1.1 8,022 8,141 +1.5 90,405 91,339 +1.0
Burglary 57,988 55,329 -4.6 8,714 8,677 -0.4 49,274 46,652 -5.3
Larceny-theft 307,461 286,849 -6.7 37,810 35,509 -6.1 269,651 251,340 -6.8
Motor vehicle theft 21,792 23,038 +5.7 3,239 3,451 +6.5 18,553 19,587 +5.6
Arson 2,735 2,561 -6.4 817 745 -8.8 1,918 1,816 -5.3
Violent crime4 127,612 128,232 +0.5 13,094 13,237 +1.1 114,518 114,995 +0.4
Property crime4 389,976 367,777 -5.7 50,580 48,382 -4.3 339,396 319,395 -5.9
Other assaults 294,523 289,911 -1.6 39,754 38,120 -4.1 254,769 251,791 -1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 18,568 18,313 -1.4 472 467 -1.1 18,096 17,846 -1.4
Fraud 41,757 40,830 -2.2 1,331 1,303 -2.1 40,426 39,527 -2.2
Embezzlement 4,442 4,520 +1.8 137 145 +5.8 4,305 4,375 +1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 28,858 30,350 +5.2 2,786 2,865 +2.8 26,072 27,485 +5.4
Vandalism 54,092 53,225 -1.6 11,928 11,806 -1.0 42,164 41,419 -1.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 40,469 42,254 +4.4 5,141 4,898 -4.7 35,328 37,356 +5.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5,280 5,139 -2.7 94 66 -29.8 5,186 5,073 -2.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 15,019 14,533 -3.2 2,700 2,868 +6.2 12,319 11,665 -5.3
Drug abuse violations 496,336 523,886 +5.6 33,999 33,969 -0.1 462,337 489,917 +6.0
Gambling 972 711 -26.9 46 71 +54.3 926 640 -30.9
Offenses against the family and children 33,537 33,813 +0.8 959 979 +2.1 32,578 32,834 +0.8
Driving under the influence 359,190 346,455 -3.5 2,125 1,986 -6.5 357,065 344,469 -3.5
Liquor laws 73,329 65,687 -10.4 13,302 12,579 -5.4 60,027 53,108 -11.5
Drunkenness 90,155 85,265 -5.4 1,513 1,329 -12.2 88,642 83,936 -5.3
Disorderly conduct 110,337 106,192 -3.8 21,349 20,950 -1.9 88,988 85,242 -4.2
Vagrancy 4,982 4,220 -15.3 235 244 +3.8 4,747 3,976 -16.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,020,922 1,028,499 +0.7 47,318 45,949 -2.9 973,604 982,550 +0.9
Suspicion 334 338 +1.2 50 38 -24.0 284 300 +5.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 6,637 6,270 -5.5 6,637 6,270 -5.5 - - -
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 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.

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