Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2013–2017

[10,561 agencies; 2017 estimated population 218,341,582; 2013 estimated population 212,249,163]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2013 2017 Percent
change
2013 2017 Percent
change
2013 2017 Percent
change
2013 2017 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,642,583 5,149,770 -8.7 513,166 384,986 -25.0 2,071,394 1,938,561 -6.4 214,489 160,434 -25.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,944 6,563 +10.4 423 493 +16.5 823 984 +19.6 55 43 -21.8
Rape2 12,507 14,793 +18.3 1,969 2,481 +26.0 276 437 +58.3 92 96 +4.3
Robbery 53,930 49,664 -7.9 10,595 9,938 -6.2 8,626 8,781 +1.8 1,128 1,227 +8.8
Aggravated assault 191,413 197,597 +3.2 15,299 13,667 -10.7 57,200 59,666 +4.3 5,333 4,832 -9.4
Burglary 144,673 108,216 -25.2 25,759 18,327 -28.9 31,158 25,815 -17.1 3,607 2,528 -29.9
Larceny-theft 480,111 382,827 -20.3 76,604 51,606 -32.6 369,459 268,505 -27.3 53,211 30,883 -42.0
Motor vehicle theft 35,053 44,248 +26.2 6,184 7,536 +21.9 8,814 13,007 +47.6 1,340 1,846 +37.8
Arson 5,558 4,808 -13.5 2,117 1,297 -38.7 1,269 1,168 -8.0 358 220 -38.5
Violent crime3 263,794 268,617 +1.8 28,286 26,579 -6.0 66,925 69,868 +4.4 6,608 6,198 -6.2
Property crime3 665,395 540,099 -18.8 110,664 78,766 -28.8 410,700 308,495 -24.9 58,516 35,477 -39.4
Other assaults 544,344 509,010 -6.5 63,191 51,753 -18.1 210,675 207,429 -1.5 36,102 30,680 -15.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 25,929 24,951 -3.8 507 670 +32.1 15,885 13,186 -17.0 215 181 -15.8
Fraud 57,801 52,616 -9.0 2,109 1,865 -11.6 38,472 31,830 -17.3 1,030 959 -6.9
Embezzlement 5,835 5,626 -3.6 186 271 +45.7 5,388 5,524 +2.5 100 197 +97.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 52,348 52,367 * 6,167 5,846 -5.2 14,439 15,070 +4.4 1,211 1,133 -6.4
Vandalism 109,448 100,303 -8.4 27,229 21,211 -22.1 27,643 29,013 +5.0 5,087 4,589 -9.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 83,229 94,642 +13.7 11,915 10,402 -12.7 8,205 10,301 +25.5 1,321 1,226 -7.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 9,845 7,846 -20.3 105 75 -28.6 19,199 12,682 -33.9 395 107 -72.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 36,148 30,349 -16.0 6,190 5,226 -15.6 3,111 2,523 -18.9 818 701 -14.3
Drug abuse violations 795,219 844,106 +6.1 63,429 49,465 -22.0 221,277 276,015 +24.7 14,968 15,768 +5.3
Gambling 1,671 1,295 -22.5 137 97 -29.2 588 459 -21.9 41 36 -12.2
Offenses against the family and children 50,265 44,527 -11.4 1,211 1,560 +28.8 17,832 18,424 +3.3 781 911 +16.6
Driving under the influence 597,845 506,712 -15.2 4,039 3,208 -20.6 201,187 176,059 -12.5 1,288 1,051 -18.4
Liquor laws 167,695 97,360 -41.9 26,093 14,144 -45.8 70,348 43,749 -37.8 16,963 9,871 -41.8
Drunkenness 264,165 192,144 -27.3 3,954 2,004 -49.3 61,328 50,334 -17.9 1,506 839 -44.3
Disorderly conduct 224,683 165,317 -26.4 41,449 27,501 -33.7 89,647 70,710 -21.1 22,100 15,782 -28.6
Vagrancy 13,986 12,779 -8.6 520 406 -21.9 3,667 3,802 +3.7 158 112 -29.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,654,352 1,587,983 -4.0 97,199 72,816 -25.1 575,817 587,580 +2.0 36,220 29,108 -19.6
Suspicion 336 115 -65.8 44 19 -56.8 95 40 -57.9 7 3 -57.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 18,586 11,121 -40.2 18,586 11,121 -40.2 9,061 5,508 -39.2 9,061 5,508 -39.2
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2013 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2013–2017

  • In 2017, the number of males arrested decreased 8.7 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 6.4 percent when compared with arrest figures from 2013.
  • The number of juvenile males (those under age 18) arrested in 2017 dropped 25.0 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 25.2 percent when compared with the 2013 data.
  • An examination of 5-year trend data indicated that the number of males arrested for violent crimes increased 1.8 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses rose 4.4 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for murder in 2017 rose 10.4 percent when compared with 2013 arrest data, and the number of females arrested for murder in 2017 increased 19.6 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for both genders in 2017 when compared with data for 2013. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 6.0 percent; the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 6.2 percent.