Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2016–2017

[11,889 agencies; 2017 estimated population 245,794,668; 2016 estimated population 244,059,561]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,057,300 7,990,795 -0.8 180,936 176,559 -2.4 649,211 620,264 -4.5 7,408,089 7,370,531 -0.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,899 9,177 +3.1 66 58 -12.1 663 685 +3.3 8,236 8,492 +3.1
Rape2 17,827 17,765 -0.3 1,135 1,148 +1.1 2,812 2,989 +6.3 15,015 14,776 -1.6
Robbery 73,298 71,599 -2.3 2,792 2,824 +1.1 14,711 14,703 -0.1 58,587 56,896 -2.9
Aggravated assault 291,699 296,387 +1.6 6,834 6,991 +2.3 21,333 21,485 +0.7 270,366 274,902 +1.7
Burglary 157,814 151,840 -3.8 7,290 7,425 +1.9 24,433 23,569 -3.5 133,381 128,271 -3.8
Larceny-theft 794,517 728,141 -8.4 27,654 25,846 -6.5 101,730 91,715 -9.8 692,787 636,426 -8.1
Motor vehicle theft 66,228 69,888 +5.5 2,664 2,983 +12.0 12,022 12,466 +3.7 54,206 57,422 +5.9
Arson 6,938 6,970 +0.5 1,085 998 -8.0 1,875 1,738 -7.3 5,063 5,232 +3.3
Violent crime3 391,723 394,928 +0.8 10,827 11,021 +1.8 39,519 39,862 +0.9 352,204 355,066 +0.8
Property crime3 1,025,497 956,839 -6.7 38,693 37,252 -3.7 140,060 129,488 -7.5 885,437 827,351 -6.6
Other assaults 804,819 799,265 -0.7 37,144 36,996 -0.4 96,293 94,010 -2.4 708,526 705,255 -0.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 42,884 42,361 -1.2 109 132 +21.1 946 941 -0.5 41,938 41,420 -1.2
Fraud 96,571 94,916 -1.7 722 728 +0.8 3,468 3,646 +5.1 93,103 91,270 -2.0
Embezzlement 12,234 12,061 -1.4 41 38 -7.3 499 494 -1.0 11,735 11,567 -1.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 72,133 76,013 +5.4 1,789 1,661 -7.2 8,330 8,060 -3.2 63,803 67,953 +6.5
Vandalism 146,436 143,337 -2.1 11,759 11,353 -3.5 29,382 28,130 -4.3 117,054 115,207 -1.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 118,396 125,051 +5.6 4,549 4,173 -8.3 14,635 14,088 -3.7 103,761 110,963 +6.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,451 26,618 -6.4 48 30 -37.5 393 207 -47.3 28,058 26,411 -5.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 37,818 36,652 -3.1 3,078 3,235 +5.1 6,392 6,469 +1.2 31,426 30,183 -4.0
Drug abuse violations 1,183,896 1,233,598 +4.2 11,214 10,813 -3.6 73,810 72,334 -2.0 1,110,086 1,161,264 +4.6
Gambling 2,791 2,460 -11.9 24 28 +16.7 198 209 +5.6 2,593 2,251 -13.2
Offenses against the family and children 67,385 69,108 +2.6 1,096 958 -12.6 2,879 2,814 -2.3 64,506 66,294 +2.8
Driving under the influence 766,954 743,538 -3.1 87 88 +1.1 4,879 4,593 -5.9 762,075 738,945 -3.0
Liquor laws 174,484 156,573 -10.3 2,909 2,981 +2.5 27,744 25,580 -7.8 146,740 130,993 -10.7
Drunkenness 294,270 283,471 -3.7 458 420 -8.3 3,757 3,333 -11.3 290,513 280,138 -3.6
Disorderly conduct 284,037 269,318 -5.2 19,466 18,924 -2.8 50,883 48,293 -5.1 233,154 221,025 -5.2
Vagrancy 19,012 18,007 -5.3 140 140 0.0 583 547 -6.2 18,429 17,460 -5.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,460,814 2,483,220 +0.9 29,107 28,688 -1.4 117,866 113,705 -3.5 2,342,948 2,369,515 +1.1
Suspicion 590 588 -0.3 22 12 -45.5 70 50 -28.6 520 538 +3.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 26,695 23,461 -12.1 7,676 6,900 -10.1 26,695 23,461 -12.1 - - -
  • 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.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2016–2017

  • The number of persons arrested in 2017 decreased 0.8 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2016. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2017 decreased 4.5 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes increased 0.8 percent from 2016 to 2017.When compared with data from 2016, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes increased 0.9 percent.
  • The number of arrests for murder rose 3.1 percent when comparing 2017 arrest data with 2016 arrest data.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2017 decreased 6.6 percent when compared with 2016 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 7.5 percent.