Table 33

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2008–2017

[9,983 agencies; 2017 estimated population 211,303,234; 2008 estimated population 197,634,622]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2008 2017 Percent
change
2008 2017 Percent
change
2008 2017 Percent
change
2008 2017 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,684,673 5,006,416 -25.1 911,744 380,337 -58.3 2,183,085 1,872,513 -14.2 371,761 157,996 -57.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,727 6,407 -4.8 662 488 -26.3 817 935 +14.4 54 42 -22.2
Rape2 13,445 14,341 - 2,014 2,390 - 153 418 - 28 92 -
Robbery 68,320 48,568 -28.9 18,716 9,986 -46.6 9,132 8,450 -7.5 1,892 1,166 -38.4
Aggravated assault 219,276 195,513 -10.8 27,345 13,653 -50.1 59,873 58,972 -1.5 8,460 4,968 -41.3
Burglary 172,133 105,800 -38.5 48,260 17,996 -62.7 30,796 24,815 -19.4 7,059 2,465 -65.1
Larceny-theft 485,729 378,305 -22.1 121,620 50,722 -58.3 350,042 265,548 -24.1 97,138 30,222 -68.9
Motor vehicle theft 48,194 44,239 -8.2 12,082 7,668 -36.5 10,162 12,964 +27.6 2,360 1,839 -22.1
Arson 7,987 4,908 -38.6 3,992 1,358 -66.0 1,460 1,194 -18.2 549 228 -58.5
Violent crime3 307,768 264,829 -14.0 48,737 26,517 -45.6 69,975 68,775 -1.7 10,434 6,268 -39.9
Property crime3 714,043 533,252 -25.3 185,954 77,744 -58.2 392,460 304,521 -22.4 107,106 34,754 -67.6
Other assaults 612,453 491,125 -19.8 98,121 51,063 -48.0 213,142 199,319 -6.5 51,097 30,572 -40.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 36,845 24,342 -33.9 1,199 659 -45.0 22,947 12,888 -43.8 604 175 -71.0
Fraud 86,861 52,167 -39.9 3,332 1,826 -45.2 68,796 31,487 -54.2 1,807 940 -48.0
Embezzlement 6,948 5,201 -25.1 502 187 -62.7 7,529 5,300 -29.6 361 185 -48.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 59,620 51,469 -13.7 11,650 5,828 -50.0 15,782 14,567 -7.7 2,806 1,074 -61.7
Vandalism 154,800 98,927 -36.1 61,575 21,276 -65.4 31,493 28,204 -10.4 9,402 4,546 -51.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 101,938 92,702 -9.1 22,675 10,377 -54.2 8,195 9,869 +20.4 2,292 1,262 -44.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 11,333 7,705 -32.0 195 73 -62.6 23,154 10,427 -55.0 554 75 -86.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 45,409 28,773 -36.6 8,469 5,082 -40.0 3,480 2,234 -35.8 899 664 -26.1
Drug abuse violations 843,915 813,824 -3.6 93,476 48,663 -47.9 200,143 263,816 +31.8 18,561 15,540 -16.3
Gambling 2,035 1,083 -46.8 259 70 -73.0 396 357 -9.8 17 13 -23.5
Offenses against the family and children 55,945 39,753 -28.9 2,293 1,603 -30.1 18,376 17,024 -7.4 1,275 955 -25.1
Driving under the influence 763,493 488,769 -36.0 8,041 3,090 -61.6 211,475 166,006 -21.5 2,623 1,014 -61.3
Liquor laws 293,557 94,685 -67.7 55,777 14,105 -74.7 117,198 43,144 -63.2 34,275 9,838 -71.3
Drunkenness 342,258 182,844 -46.6 8,273 1,934 -76.6 67,886 47,517 -30.0 2,711 809 -70.2
Disorderly conduct 322,117 163,874 -49.1 82,845 27,063 -67.3 117,293 69,062 -41.1 40,315 15,242 -62.2
Vagrancy 12,512 10,594 -15.3 862 315 -63.5 3,527 3,359 -4.8 226 92 -59.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,869,437 1,549,710 -17.1 176,123 72,074 -59.1 569,560 569,306 * 64,118 28,647 -55.3
Suspicion 623 150 -75.9 124 31 -75.0 182 51 -72.0 28 11 -60.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,386 10,788 -73.9 41,386 10,788 -73.9 20,278 5,331 -73.7 20,278 5,331 -73.7
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2008 rape figures are based on the legacy definition, and the 2017 rape figures are aggregate totals based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. For this reason, a percent change is not provided.
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2008–2017

  • In 2017, the number of males arrested declined 25.1 percent when compared with data for 2008; the number of females arrested fell 14.2 percent for the same comparison period.
  • Arrests of juvenile (persons under age 18) males dropped 58.3 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 57.5 percent when data for 2017 were compared with statistics for 2008.
  • The number of males arrested for violent crimes in 2017 decreased 14.0 percent from the number arrested in 2008. The number of females arrested for violent crimes decreased 1.7 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes declined for both genders in 2017 when compared with data for 2008. The number of arrests of juvenile males decreased 45.6 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females dropped 39.9 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2017 declined 25.3 percent from the number arrested in 2008, and the number of females arrested for property crimes fell 22.4 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males and juvenile females for property crimes decreased 58.2 percent and 67.6 percent, respectively, when data for 2017 were compared with data for 2008.
  • The only increases in arrests were a 14.4 percent increase in adult females for murder, a 27.6 percent increase in female arrests for motor vehicle theft, a 20.4 percent increase in female arrests for weapons, and a 31.8 percent increase in female arrests for drug abuse violations.