Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2017

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(12,606 agencies;
population 253,634,894)
Northeast
(3,233 agencies;
population 45,428,011)
Midwest
(3,082 agencies;
population 49,278,965)
South
(4,502 agencies;
population 86,203,577)
West
(1,789 agencies;
population 72,724,341)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 8,246,901 3,251.5 1,257,202 2,767.5 1,569,268 3,184.5 3,084,662 3,578.3 2,335,769 3,211.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,576 3.8 1,066 2.3 1,742 3.5 4,259 4.9 2,509 3.5
Rape2 18,289 7.2 3,221 7.1 4,162 8.4 5,865 6.8 5,041 6.9
Robbery 74,340 29.3 13,223 29.1 11,026 22.4 24,391 28.3 25,700 35.3
Aggravated assault 305,291 120.4 40,197 88.5 47,954 97.3 90,179 104.6 126,961 174.6
Burglary 156,465 61.7 21,099 46.4 22,020 44.7 56,384 65.4 56,962 78.3
Larceny-theft 750,750 296.0 131,267 289.0 161,587 327.9 287,753 333.8 170,143 234.0
Motor vehicle theft 71,452 28.2 6,682 14.7 13,771 27.9 20,542 23.8 30,457 41.9
Arson 7,180 2.8 1,061 2.3 1,253 2.5 2,176 2.5 2,690 3.7
Violent crime3 407,496 160.7 57,707 127.0 64,884 131.7 124,694 144.7 160,211 220.3
Property crime3 985,847 388.7 160,109 352.4 198,631 403.1 366,855 425.6 260,252 357.9
Other assaults 833,396 328.6 143,010 314.8 160,928 326.6 321,278 372.7 208,180 286.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,534 17.2 7,775 17.1 7,737 15.7 18,294 21.2 9,728 13.4
Fraud 96,948 38.2 19,418 42.7 18,044 36.6 41,515 48.2 17,971 24.7
Embezzlement 12,532 4.9 1,367 3.0 2,383 4.8 6,621 7.7 2,161 3.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 77,474 30.5 10,967 24.1 12,732 25.8 25,494 29.6 28,281 38.9
Vandalism 147,959 58.3 32,400 71.3 27,565 55.9 38,140 44.2 49,854 68.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 129,210 50.9 15,608 34.4 26,392 53.6 45,379 52.6 41,831 57.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,490 11.2 4,313 9.5 3,224 6.5 8,918 10.3 12,035 16.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 37,850 14.9 5,980 13.2 6,807 13.8 10,846 12.6 14,217 19.5
Drug abuse violations 1,275,812 503.0 228,158 502.2 232,060 470.9 477,504 553.9 338,090 464.9
Gambling 2,510 1.0 350 0.8 675 1.4 998 1.2 487 0.7
Offenses against the family and children 72,229 28.5 14,965 32.9 15,804 32.1 30,413 35.3 11,047 15.2
Driving under the influence 764,569 301.4 125,609 276.5 149,100 302.6 237,517 275.5 252,343 347.0
Liquor laws 161,277 63.6 20,672 45.5 56,259 114.2 42,387 49.2 41,959 57.7
Drunkenness 289,608 114.2 30,363 66.8 22,236 45.1 150,064 174.1 86,945 119.6
Disorderly conduct 276,987 109.2 72,124 158.8 84,750 172.0 73,728 85.5 46,385 63.8
Vagrancy 18,542 7.3 1,330 2.9 3,248 6.6 4,020 4.7 9,944 13.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,560,932 1,009.7 297,618 655.1 470,861 955.5 1,053,738 1,222.4 738,715 1,015.8
Suspicion 690 0.3 10 * 115 0.2 178 0.2 387 0.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,699 9.3 7,359 16.2 4,948 10.0 6,259 7.3 5,133 7.1
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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