Table 67

Arrests

Suburban Areas1

by Race and Ethnicity, 2017

[7,043 agencies; 2017 estimated population 113,235,382]

Table 67A

Total arrests Percent distribution2 Total arrests Percent distribution2
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
Total3 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 3,499,848 2,519,094 901,211 35,099 38,843 5,601 100.0 72.0 25.8 1.0 1.1 0.2 2,899,300 447,730 2,451,570 100.0 15.4 84.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 3,014 1,580 1,364 24 46 0 100.0 52.4 45.3 0.8 1.5 0.0 2,121 449 1,672 100.0 21.2 78.8
Rape4 6,740 5,039 1,544 56 95 6 100.0 74.8 22.9 0.8 1.4 0.1 5,288 1,221 4,067 100.0 23.1 76.9
Robbery 21,951 10,324 11,348 103 136 40 100.0 47.0 51.7 0.5 0.6 0.2 16,698 2,832 13,866 100.0 17.0 83.0
Aggravated assault 108,002 73,721 31,563 1,113 1,371 234 100.0 68.3 29.2 1.0 1.3 0.2 89,901 18,623 71,278 100.0 20.7 79.3
Burglary 60,271 43,417 15,872 330 539 113 100.0 72.0 26.3 0.5 0.9 0.2 47,693 7,419 40,274 100.0 15.6 84.4
Larceny-theft 318,816 216,850 95,938 2,398 3,370 260 100.0 68.0 30.1 0.8 1.1 0.1 244,310 25,608 218,702 100.0 10.5 89.5
Motor vehicle theft 24,854 18,030 6,148 263 298 115 100.0 72.5 24.7 1.1 1.2 0.5 20,899 4,846 16,053 100.0 23.2 76.8
Arson 2,866 2,154 645 23 40 4 100.0 75.2 22.5 0.8 1.4 0.1 2,296 336 1,960 100.0 14.6 85.4
Violent crime5 139,707 90,664 45,819 1,296 1,648 280 100.0 64.9 32.8 0.9 1.2 0.2 114,008 23,125 90,883 100.0 20.3 79.7
Property crime5 406,807 280,451 118,603 3,014 4,247 492 100.0 68.9 29.2 0.7 1.0 0.1 315,198 38,209 276,989 100.0 12.1 87.9
Other assaults 317,789 223,823 86,855 3,304 3,407 400 100.0 70.4 27.3 1.0 1.1 0.1 266,265 37,824 228,441 100.0 14.2 85.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 19,989 12,791 6,777 128 278 15 100.0 64.0 33.9 0.6 1.4 0.1 16,219 2,290 13,929 100.0 14.1 85.9
Fraud 44,425 30,288 13,352 255 501 29 100.0 68.2 30.1 0.6 1.1 0.1 35,430 3,546 31,884 100.0 10.0 90.0
Embezzlement 5,018 3,145 1,795 15 60 3 100.0 62.7 35.8 0.3 1.2 0.1 4,255 350 3,905 100.0 8.2 91.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 32,616 21,779 10,226 294 287 30 100.0 66.8 31.4 0.9 0.9 0.1 23,624 3,998 19,626 100.0 16.9 83.1
Vandalism 58,985 43,159 14,614 603 574 35 100.0 73.2 24.8 1.0 1.0 0.1 49,101 6,988 42,113 100.0 14.2 85.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 46,041 27,940 17,236 303 468 94 100.0 60.7 37.4 0.7 1.0 0.2 36,559 7,370 29,189 100.0 20.2 79.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5,855 3,432 1,909 22 485 7 100.0 58.6 32.6 0.4 8.3 0.1 4,436 772 3,664 100.0 17.4 82.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 15,585 11,847 3,358 112 244 24 100.0 76.0 21.5 0.7 1.6 0.2 12,843 2,821 10,022 100.0 22.0 78.0
Drug abuse violations 562,972 408,248 144,540 3,594 5,884 706 100.0 72.5 25.7 0.6 1.0 0.1 461,264 77,367 383,897 100.0 16.8 83.2
Gambling 743 376 237 9 89 32 100.0 50.6 31.9 1.2 12.0 4.3 534 154 380 100.0 28.8 71.2
Offenses against the family and children 36,713 25,033 10,838 587 250 5 100.0 68.2 29.5 1.6 0.7 * 31,163 3,597 27,566 100.0 11.5 88.5
Driving under the influence 363,810 301,725 51,416 3,162 6,864 643 100.0 82.9 14.1 0.9 1.9 0.2 325,714 70,637 255,077 100.0 21.7 78.3
Liquor laws 72,288 59,799 9,860 1,211 1,330 88 100.0 82.7 13.6 1.7 1.8 0.1 60,193 6,637 53,556 100.0 11.0 89.0
Drunkenness 97,367 81,060 13,599 1,582 999 127 100.0 83.3 14.0 1.6 1.0 0.1 96,435 18,603 77,832 100.0 19.3 80.7
Disorderly conduct 120,709 80,987 36,852 1,758 1,039 73 100.0 67.1 30.5 1.5 0.9 0.1 95,487 9,431 86,056 100.0 9.9 90.1
Vagrancy 5,220 3,685 1,473 27 33 2 100.0 70.6 28.2 0.5 0.6 * 3,280 471 2,809 100.0 14.4 85.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,139,863 803,643 309,978 13,750 10,041 2,451 100.0 70.5 27.2 1.2 0.9 0.2 941,495 132,371 809,124 100.0 14.1 85.9
Suspicion 334 192 117 17 4 4 100.0 57.5 35.0 5.1 1.2 1.2 188 32 156 100.0 17.0 83.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 7,012 5,027 1,757 56 111 61 100.0 71.7 25.1 0.8 1.6 0.9 5,609 1,137 4,472 100.0 20.3 79.7
  • 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 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 5 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.

Table 67B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution2 Arrests under 18 Percent distribution2
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
Total3 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 271,205 178,105 87,210 2,586 2,840 464 100.0 65.7 32.2 1.0 1.0 0.2 207,332 37,066 170,266 100.0 17.9 82.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 197 82 112 2 1 0 100.0 41.6 56.9 1.0 0.5 0.0 124 34 90 100.0 27.4 72.6
Rape4 1,164 857 293 2 12 0 100.0 73.6 25.2 0.2 1.0 0.0 883 157 726 100.0 17.8 82.2
Robbery 4,272 1,411 2,822 12 20 7 100.0 33.0 66.1 0.3 0.5 0.2 3,085 600 2,485 100.0 19.4 80.6
Aggravated assault 8,899 5,066 3,650 94 72 17 100.0 56.9 41.0 1.1 0.8 0.2 6,976 1,432 5,544 100.0 20.5 79.5
Burglary 9,501 5,820 3,530 58 74 19 100.0 61.3 37.2 0.6 0.8 0.2 6,489 1,381 5,108 100.0 21.3 78.7
Larceny-theft 39,197 22,149 16,182 281 529 56 100.0 56.5 41.3 0.7 1.3 0.1 26,438 3,969 22,469 100.0 15.0 85.0
Motor vehicle theft 3,752 2,031 1,618 49 43 11 100.0 54.1 43.1 1.3 1.1 0.3 2,733 636 2,097 100.0 23.3 76.7
Arson 792 591 189 5 7 0 100.0 74.6 23.9 0.6 0.9 0.0 625 105 520 100.0 16.8 83.2
Violent crime5 14,532 7,416 6,877 110 105 24 100.0 51.0 47.3 0.8 0.7 0.2 11,068 2,223 8,845 100.0 20.1 79.9
Property crime5 53,242 30,591 21,519 393 653 86 100.0 57.5 40.4 0.7 1.2 0.2 36,285 6,091 30,194 100.0 16.8 83.2
Other assaults 41,419 24,888 15,784 375 323 49 100.0 60.1 38.1 0.9 0.8 0.1 33,927 5,805 28,122 100.0 17.1 82.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 504 306 186 2 10 0 100.0 60.7 36.9 0.4 2.0 0.0 403 69 334 100.0 17.1 82.9
Fraud 1,428 827 574 8 19 0 100.0 57.9 40.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 1,034 143 891 100.0 13.8 86.2
Embezzlement 164 93 69 0 2 0 100.0 56.7 42.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 138 22 116 100.0 15.9 84.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 3,117 1,397 1,660 34 23 3 100.0 44.8 53.3 1.1 0.7 0.1 2,078 434 1,644 100.0 20.9 79.1
Vandalism 12,864 9,303 3,327 133 94 7 100.0 72.3 25.9 1.0 0.7 0.1 10,039 1,609 8,430 100.0 16.0 84.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 5,386 3,157 2,123 38 61 7 100.0 58.6 39.4 0.7 1.1 0.1 4,221 1,041 3,180 100.0 24.7 75.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 73 43 30 0 0 0 100.0 58.9 41.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 55 8 47 100.0 14.5 85.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 3,065 2,301 709 17 36 2 100.0 75.1 23.1 0.6 1.2 0.1 2,461 490 1,971 100.0 19.9 80.1
Drug abuse violations 36,342 28,312 7,165 301 477 87 100.0 77.9 19.7 0.8 1.3 0.2 28,085 6,381 21,704 100.0 22.7 77.3
Gambling 70 30 37 1 2 0 100.0 42.9 52.9 1.4 2.9 0.0 57 17 40 100.0 29.8 70.2
Offenses against the family and children 1,093 756 292 38 7 0 100.0 69.2 26.7 3.5 0.6 0.0 907 148 759 100.0 16.3 83.7
Driving under the influence 2,092 1,878 147 34 32 1 100.0 89.8 7.0 1.6 1.5 * 1,829 324 1,505 100.0 17.7 82.3
Liquor laws 13,263 11,977 813 237 215 21 100.0 90.3 6.1 1.8 1.6 0.2 11,375 1,343 10,032 100.0 11.8 88.2
Drunkenness 1,403 1,236 130 21 16 0 100.0 88.1 9.3 1.5 1.1 0.0 1,357 383 974 100.0 28.2 71.8
Disorderly conduct 23,447 12,936 10,117 228 151 15 100.0 55.2 43.1 1.0 0.6 0.1 17,575 2,131 15,444 100.0 12.1 87.9
Vagrancy 290 138 148 1 3 0 100.0 47.6 51.0 0.3 1.0 0.0 158 23 135 100.0 14.6 85.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 50,360 35,478 13,722 559 500 101 100.0 70.4 27.2 1.1 1.0 0.2 38,636 7,243 31,393 100.0 18.7 81.3
Suspicion 39 15 24 0 0 0 100.0 38.5 61.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 35 1 34 100.0 2.9 97.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 7,012 5,027 1,757 56 111 61 100.0 71.7 25.1 0.8 1.6 0.9 5,609 1,137 4,472 100.0 20.3 79.7
  • 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 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 5 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.

Table 67C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution2 Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution2
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
Total3 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 3,228,643 2,340,989 814,001 32,513 36,003 5,137 100.0 72.5 25.2 1.0 1.1 0.2 2,691,968 410,664 2,281,304 100.0 15.3 84.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,817 1,498 1,252 22 45 0 100.0 53.2 44.4 0.8 1.6 0.0 1,997 415 1,582 100.0 20.8 79.2
Rape4 5,576 4,182 1,251 54 83 6 100.0 75.0 22.4 1.0 1.5 0.1 4,405 1,064 3,341 100.0 24.2 75.8
Robbery 17,679 8,913 8,526 91 116 33 100.0 50.4 48.2 0.5 0.7 0.2 13,613 2,232 11,381 100.0 16.4 83.6
Aggravated assault 99,103 68,655 27,913 1,019 1,299 217 100.0 69.3 28.2 1.0 1.3 0.2 82,925 17,191 65,734 100.0 20.7 79.3
Burglary 50,770 37,597 12,342 272 465 94 100.0 74.1 24.3 0.5 0.9 0.2 41,204 6,038 35,166 100.0 14.7 85.3
Larceny-theft 279,619 194,701 79,756 2,117 2,841 204 100.0 69.6 28.5 0.8 1.0 0.1 217,872 21,639 196,233 100.0 9.9 90.1
Motor vehicle theft 21,102 15,999 4,530 214 255 104 100.0 75.8 21.5 1.0 1.2 0.5 18,166 4,210 13,956 100.0 23.2 76.8
Arson 2,074 1,563 456 18 33 4 100.0 75.4 22.0 0.9 1.6 0.2 1,671 231 1,440 100.0 13.8 86.2
Violent crime5 125,175 83,248 38,942 1,186 1,543 256 100.0 66.5 31.1 0.9 1.2 0.2 102,940 20,902 82,038 100.0 20.3 79.7
Property crime5 353,565 249,860 97,084 2,621 3,594 406 100.0 70.7 27.5 0.7 1.0 0.1 278,913 32,118 246,795 100.0 11.5 88.5
Other assaults 276,370 198,935 71,071 2,929 3,084 351 100.0 72.0 25.7 1.1 1.1 0.1 232,338 32,019 200,319 100.0 13.8 86.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 19,485 12,485 6,591 126 268 15 100.0 64.1 33.8 0.6 1.4 0.1 15,816 2,221 13,595 100.0 14.0 86.0
Fraud 42,997 29,461 12,778 247 482 29 100.0 68.5 29.7 0.6 1.1 0.1 34,396 3,403 30,993 100.0 9.9 90.1
Embezzlement 4,854 3,052 1,726 15 58 3 100.0 62.9 35.6 0.3 1.2 0.1 4,117 328 3,789 100.0 8.0 92.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 29,499 20,382 8,566 260 264 27 100.0 69.1 29.0 0.9 0.9 0.1 21,546 3,564 17,982 100.0 16.5 83.5
Vandalism 46,121 33,856 11,287 470 480 28 100.0 73.4 24.5 1.0 1.0 0.1 39,062 5,379 33,683 100.0 13.8 86.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 40,655 24,783 15,113 265 407 87 100.0 61.0 37.2 0.7 1.0 0.2 32,338 6,329 26,009 100.0 19.6 80.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5,782 3,389 1,879 22 485 7 100.0 58.6 32.5 0.4 8.4 0.1 4,381 764 3,617 100.0 17.4 82.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 12,520 9,546 2,649 95 208 22 100.0 76.2 21.2 0.8 1.7 0.2 10,382 2,331 8,051 100.0 22.5 77.5
Drug abuse violations 526,630 379,936 137,375 3,293 5,407 619 100.0 72.1 26.1 0.6 1.0 0.1 433,179 70,986 362,193 100.0 16.4 83.6
Gambling 673 346 200 8 87 32 100.0 51.4 29.7 1.2 12.9 4.8 477 137 340 100.0 28.7 71.3
Offenses against the family and children 35,620 24,277 10,546 549 243 5 100.0 68.2 29.6 1.5 0.7 * 30,256 3,449 26,807 100.0 11.4 88.6
Driving under the influence 361,718 299,847 51,269 3,128 6,832 642 100.0 82.9 14.2 0.9 1.9 0.2 323,885 70,313 253,572 100.0 21.7 78.3
Liquor laws 59,025 47,822 9,047 974 1,115 67 100.0 81.0 15.3 1.7 1.9 0.1 48,818 5,294 43,524 100.0 10.8 89.2
Drunkenness 95,964 79,824 13,469 1,561 983 127 100.0 83.2 14.0 1.6 1.0 0.1 95,078 18,220 76,858 100.0 19.2 80.8
Disorderly conduct 97,262 68,051 26,735 1,530 888 58 100.0 70.0 27.5 1.6 0.9 0.1 77,912 7,300 70,612 100.0 9.4 90.6
Vagrancy 4,930 3,547 1,325 26 30 2 100.0 71.9 26.9 0.5 0.6 * 3,122 448 2,674 100.0 14.3 85.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,089,503 768,165 296,256 13,191 9,541 2,350 100.0 70.5 27.2 1.2 0.9 0.2 902,859 125,128 777,731 100.0 13.9 86.1
Suspicion 295 177 93 17 4 4 100.0 60.0 31.5 5.8 1.4 1.4 153 31 122 100.0 20.3 79.7
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 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 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 5 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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