Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2017

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

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(12,606 agencies;
population 253,634,894)
Total cities
(9,289 cities;
population 175,386,806)
Group I
(70 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 48,476,285)
Group II
(187 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 27,988,967)
Group III
(418 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 29,355,914)
Group IV
(731 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 25,358,946)
Group V
(1,536 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 24,416,036)
Group VI
(6,347 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,790,658)
Metropolitan counties
(1,458 agencies;
population 57,699,058)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,859 agencies;
population 20,549,030)
Suburban areas1
(7,047 agencies;
population 113,235,593)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 8,246,901 3,251.5 5,953,330 3,394.4 1,407,872 2,904.2 913,617 3,264.2 956,043 3,256.7 822,289 3,242.6 864,722 3,541.6 988,787 4,996.2 1,630,821 2,826.4 662,750 3,225.2 3,530,649 3,118.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,576 3.8 7,058 4.0 3,188 6.6 1,357 4.8 916 3.1 622 2.5 562 2.3 413 2.1 1,917 3.3 601 2.9 3,028 2.7
Rape3 18,289 7.2 13,036 7.4 4,344 9.0 2,092 7.5 2,018 6.9 1,561 6.2 1,484 6.1 1,537 7.8 3,602 6.2 1,651 8.0 6,816 6.0
Robbery 74,340 29.3 62,927 35.9 28,066 57.9 10,931 39.1 9,485 32.3 6,318 24.9 4,801 19.7 3,326 16.8 10,229 17.7 1,184 5.8 22,101 19.5
Aggravated assault 305,291 120.4 229,798 131.0 79,491 164.0 41,528 148.4 37,439 127.5 24,525 96.7 23,037 94.4 23,778 120.1 58,170 100.8 17,323 84.3 108,664 96.0
Burglary 156,465 61.7 115,300 65.7 31,267 64.5 20,679 73.9 20,264 69.0 15,339 60.5 14,720 60.3 13,031 65.8 29,411 51.0 11,754 57.2 60,693 53.6
Larceny-theft 750,750 296.0 621,866 354.6 125,672 259.2 95,212 340.2 106,411 362.5 104,486 412.0 106,065 434.4 84,020 424.5 104,711 181.5 24,173 117.6 323,577 285.8
Motor vehicle theft 71,452 28.2 53,010 30.2 19,001 39.2 11,046 39.5 7,772 26.5 5,183 20.4 4,849 19.9 5,159 26.1 14,046 24.3 4,396 21.4 25,021 22.1
Arson 7,180 2.8 5,421 3.1 1,430 2.9 888 3.2 863 2.9 742 2.9 670 2.7 828 4.2 1,271 2.2 488 2.4 2,894 2.6
Violent crime4 407,496 160.7 312,819 178.4 115,089 237.4 55,908 199.8 49,858 169.8 33,026 130.2 29,884 122.4 29,054 146.8 73,918 128.1 20,759 101.0 140,609 124.2
Property crime4 985,847 388.7 795,597 453.6 177,370 365.9 127,825 456.7 135,310 460.9 125,750 495.9 126,304 517.3 103,038 520.6 149,439 259.0 40,811 198.6 412,185 364.0
Other assaults 833,396 328.6 629,727 359.1 180,582 372.5 103,272 369.0 101,610 346.1 82,386 324.9 81,174 332.5 80,703 407.8 148,967 258.2 54,702 266.2 321,445 283.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,534 17.2 32,362 18.5 6,099 12.6 4,772 17.0 5,637 19.2 5,052 19.9 5,290 21.7 5,512 27.9 8,775 15.2 2,397 11.7 20,114 17.8
Fraud 96,948 38.2 68,407 39.0 12,527 25.8 9,932 35.5 11,456 39.0 10,445 41.2 10,986 45.0 13,061 66.0 20,799 36.0 7,742 37.7 44,857 39.6
Embezzlement 12,532 4.9 9,910 5.7 2,903 6.0 1,401 5.0 1,672 5.7 1,551 6.1 1,264 5.2 1,119 5.7 2,135 3.7 487 2.4 5,056 4.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 77,474 30.5 57,682 32.9 16,289 33.6 9,259 33.1 10,843 36.9 8,268 32.6 7,157 29.3 5,866 29.6 15,784 27.4 4,008 19.5 32,942 29.1
Vandalism 147,959 58.3 114,103 65.1 29,201 60.2 17,712 63.3 19,484 66.4 16,352 64.5 15,672 64.2 15,682 79.2 25,455 44.1 8,401 40.9 59,610 52.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 129,210 50.9 98,876 56.4 38,567 79.6 16,139 57.7 13,937 47.5 10,244 40.4 9,466 38.8 10,523 53.2 23,315 40.4 7,019 34.2 46,348 40.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,490 11.2 24,853 14.2 16,093 33.2 3,860 13.8 2,014 6.9 1,403 5.5 909 3.7 574 2.9 3,443 6.0 194 0.9 5,941 5.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 37,850 14.9 26,831 15.3 8,179 16.9 3,973 14.2 4,477 15.3 3,312 13.1 3,368 13.8 3,522 17.8 8,202 14.2 2,817 13.7 15,725 13.9
Drug abuse violations 1,275,812 503.0 906,754 517.0 204,052 420.9 146,835 524.6 150,684 513.3 128,806 507.9 125,309 513.2 151,068 763.3 266,029 461.1 103,029 501.4 568,349 501.9
Gambling 2,510 1.0 1,789 1.0 968 2.0 200 0.7 202 0.7 47 0.2 137 0.6 235 1.2 590 1.0 131 0.6 751 0.7
Offenses against the family and children 72,229 28.5 37,793 21.5 5,701 11.8 6,562 23.4 5,194 17.7 5,142 20.3 5,872 24.0 9,322 47.1 25,730 44.6 8,706 42.4 36,905 32.6
Driving under the influence 764,569 301.4 442,122 252.1 88,409 182.4 58,336 208.4 68,250 232.5 63,876 251.9 75,990 311.2 87,261 440.9 202,119 350.3 120,328 585.6 366,970 324.1
Liquor laws 161,277 63.6 127,086 72.5 17,468 36.0 13,500 48.2 16,506 56.2 15,729 62.0 22,374 91.6 41,509 209.7 21,746 37.7 12,445 60.6 73,340 64.8
Drunkenness 289,608 114.2 252,852 144.2 39,064 80.6 40,650 145.2 43,351 147.7 32,614 128.6 35,480 145.3 61,693 311.7 25,656 44.5 11,100 54.0 97,792 86.4
Disorderly conduct 276,987 109.2 228,822 130.5 36,161 74.6 26,532 94.8 36,481 124.3 34,305 135.3 41,502 170.0 53,841 272.1 32,777 56.8 15,388 74.9 121,552 107.3
Vagrancy 18,542 7.3 16,388 9.3 6,567 13.5 3,478 12.4 2,484 8.5 1,788 7.1 1,022 4.2 1,049 5.3 1,949 3.4 205 1.0 5,236 4.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,560,932 1,009.7 1,746,599 995.9 396,875 818.7 261,456 934.1 274,132 933.8 239,680 945.1 262,884 1,076.7 311,572 1,574.3 572,506 992.2 241,827 1,176.8 1,147,843 1,013.7
Suspicion 690 0.3 541 0.3 4 * 0 0.0 7 * 27 0.1 18 0.1 485 2.5 86 0.1 63 0.3 350 0.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,699 9.3 21,958 12.5 9,708 20.0 2,015 7.2 2,461 8.4 2,513 9.9 2,678 11.0 2,583 13.1 1,487 2.6 254 1.2 7,079 6.3
  • 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. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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