Table 38

Arrests

by Age, 2017

[12,606 agencies; 2017 estimated population 253,634,894]

Offense charged Total
all ages
Ages
under 15
Ages
under 18
Ages 18
and over
Under
10
10-12 13-14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 and
over
TOTAL 8,247,591 180,638 634,535 7,613,056 4,068 41,120 135,450 118,535 151,827 183,535 247,740 269,926 269,446 271,068 275,879 284,341 291,223 1,425,012 1,175,300 947,455 635,335 539,644 436,109 300,274 145,888 98,416
Total percent distribution1 100.0 2.2 7.7 92.3 * 0.5 1.6 1.4 1.8 2.2 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 17.3 14.3 11.5 7.7 6.5 5.3 3.6 1.8 1.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,576 67 717 8,859 0 8 59 105 210 335 479 532 482 463 428 454 428 1,770 1,204 878 556 404 326 226 115 114
Rape2 18,289 1,163 3,030 15,259 25 313 825 515 667 685 764 778 630 605 505 495 528 2,266 2,123 1,917 1,333 1,079 877 627 381 351
Robbery 74,340 2,925 15,282 59,058 16 387 2,522 3,172 4,287 4,898 5,171 4,550 3,861 3,179 2,957 2,844 2,682 11,591 7,825 5,332 3,179 2,509 1,854 1,033 336 155
Aggravated assault 305,291 7,216 22,155 283,136 172 1,906 5,138 4,042 5,030 5,867 6,986 7,705 8,544 9,594 10,022 10,620 10,733 54,298 44,845 36,550 24,147 20,328 16,772 11,791 5,717 4,484
Burglary 156,465 7,607 24,223 132,242 197 1,647 5,763 5,093 5,573 5,950 6,841 6,126 5,571 5,097 5,103 5,149 5,323 25,990 21,179 16,442 9,901 8,013 5,877 3,570 1,367 693
Larceny-theft 750,750 26,396 93,738 657,012 479 5,867 20,050 18,044 22,856 26,442 30,195 27,070 23,734 22,155 21,815 22,537 23,349 118,732 102,171 81,631 53,785 47,373 38,178 24,872 11,609 7,806
Motor vehicle theft 71,452 3,058 12,798 58,654 10 377 2,671 2,983 3,435 3,322 3,127 2,710 2,357 2,317 2,403 2,451 2,500 12,647 10,079 7,348 4,245 3,078 1,907 997 349 139
Arson 7,180 1,010 1,766 5,414 58 339 613 312 262 182 218 170 162 151 173 148 167 888 821 704 473 453 352 282 149 103
Violent crime3 407,496 11,371 41,184 366,312 213 2,614 8,544 7,834 10,194 11,785 13,400 13,565 13,517 13,841 13,912 14,413 14,371 69,925 55,997 44,677 29,215 24,320 19,829 13,677 6,549 5,104
Violent crime percent distribution1 100.0 2.8 10.1 89.9 0.1 0.6 2.1 1.9 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 17.2 13.7 11.0 7.2 6.0 4.9 3.4 1.6 1.3
Property crime3 985,847 38,071 132,525 853,322 744 8,230 29,097 26,432 32,126 35,896 40,381 36,076 31,824 29,720 29,494 30,285 31,339 158,257 134,250 106,125 68,404 58,917 46,314 29,721 13,474 8,741
Property crime percent distribution1 100.0 3.9 13.4 86.6 0.1 0.8 3.0 2.7 3.3 3.6 4.1 3.7 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 16.1 13.6 10.8 6.9 6.0 4.7 3.0 1.4 0.9
Other assaults 833,396 37,971 96,523 736,873 942 10,582 26,447 18,696 20,357 19,499 18,521 19,881 21,289 24,188 25,381 26,938 28,064 137,949 116,080 95,966 66,394 55,702 44,849 29,879 14,432 11,360
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,534 133 957 42,577 3 33 97 130 252 442 1,208 1,761 1,974 1,441 1,462 1,478 1,573 8,193 7,367 5,722 3,661 2,855 1,909 1,186 507 280
Fraud 96,948 738 3,714 93,234 8 101 629 638 994 1,344 1,904 2,639 2,865 2,711 3,039 3,046 3,359 17,731 15,834 12,979 8,695 7,176 5,151 3,293 1,653 1,159
Embezzlement 12,532 38 499 12,033 0 7 31 57 142 262 660 673 665 587 560 507 434 2,140 1,619 1,370 910 782 517 341 170 98
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 77,474 1,692 8,243 69,231 15 214 1,463 1,724 2,281 2,546 3,340 3,058 2,834 2,666 2,722 2,840 2,791 14,420 11,727 9,013 5,381 3,777 2,525 1,360 521 256
Vandalism 147,959 11,632 28,842 119,117 463 3,295 7,874 5,253 5,936 6,021 5,519 5,460 5,114 5,190 5,226 5,275 5,198 23,599 18,126 13,566 8,469 6,760 5,300 3,412 1,672 1,231
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 129,210 4,240 14,384 114,826 113 1,123 3,004 2,488 3,370 4,286 5,309 5,429 5,202 5,813 5,764 5,779 5,593 24,183 17,076 12,415 7,462 5,340 4,214 2,787 1,352 1,108
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,490 30 218 28,272 0 7 23 27 57 104 672 984 1,189 1,149 1,273 1,162 1,221 5,665 4,249 3,102 2,310 2,003 1,528 869 508 388
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 37,850 3,336 6,644 31,206 120 827 2,389 1,127 1,064 1,117 1,099 1,079 964 909 837 864 824 4,158 3,915 3,744 2,864 2,650 2,436 2,005 1,367 1,491
Drug abuse violations 1,275,812 11,111 74,088 1,201,724 76 1,637 9,398 11,207 19,430 32,340 56,274 59,879 56,539 52,608 52,388 52,170 51,428 238,608 183,084 139,996 86,830 68,422 51,370 32,511 13,618 5,999
Gambling 2,510 28 213 2,297 0 2 26 33 61 91 110 120 120 88 89 79 91 376 229 218 187 175 149 115 74 77
Offenses against the family and children 72,229 982 2,895 69,334 60 240 682 606 630 677 861 902 1,050 1,302 1,498 1,759 2,131 13,306 13,863 12,133 7,841 5,662 3,703 1,950 797 576
Driving under the influence 764,569 90 4,692 759,877 15 11 64 236 1,107 3,259 9,243 13,975 17,083 27,384 29,179 30,435 30,927 142,447 109,980 88,958 66,019 60,148 51,929 41,058 23,197 17,915
Liquor laws 161,277 3,055 26,107 135,170 21 304 2,730 4,131 7,013 11,908 23,774 25,043 21,057 3,813 2,767 2,253 2,157 9,046 7,898 7,296 5,969 6,624 6,834 5,828 3,033 1,778
Drunkenness 289,608 432 3,395 286,213 14 31 387 520 850 1,593 4,456 5,700 6,224 9,385 8,967 8,722 8,822 43,104 39,076 34,390 27,088 28,204 26,688 20,247 9,693 5,447
Disorderly conduct 276,987 19,227 49,041 227,946 369 4,929 13,929 9,838 10,375 9,601 8,627 8,054 7,829 9,748 9,032 8,484 8,469 39,593 31,836 26,282 18,224 16,630 14,827 10,839 5,459 4,013
Vagrancy 18,542 151 583 17,959 1 18 132 126 151 155 336 383 367 338 379 425 447 2,260 2,192 2,329 1,746 1,922 1,836 1,696 850 453
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,560,932 29,317 116,023 2,444,909 763 5,615 22,939 21,934 29,051 35,721 52,027 65,245 71,723 78,171 81,904 87,395 91,965 469,956 400,800 327,078 217,610 181,527 144,165 97,471 46,951 30,921
Suspicion 690 17 66 624 0 7 10 18 9 22 19 20 17 16 6 32 19 96 102 96 56 48 36 29 11 21
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,699 6,976 23,699 - 128 1,293 5,555 5,480 6,377 4,866 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Age, 2017

  • In 2017, 92.3 percent of all individuals arrested were adults (18 years of age and over). Adults comprised 89.9 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 86.6 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Adults accounted for 94.2 percent of persons arrested for drug abuse violations.
  • In 2017, 24.6 percent of persons arrested for arson were juveniles. More than half of those juveniles (57.2 percent) were under the age of 15.
  • Persons between the ages of 25 and 29 accounted for 17.3 percent of all arrestees in 2017.