Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2017

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

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 8,247,591 6,016,739 2,230,852 73.0 27.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,576 8,383 1,193 87.5 12.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
Rape2 18,289 17,781 508 97.2 2.8 0.2 0.3 *
Robbery 74,340 63,470 10,870 85.4 14.6 0.9 1.1 0.5
Aggravated assault 305,291 234,134 71,157 76.7 23.3 3.7 3.9 3.2
Burglary 156,465 127,010 29,455 81.2 18.8 1.9 2.1 1.3
Larceny-theft 750,750 444,542 306,208 59.2 40.8 9.1 7.4 13.7
Motor vehicle theft 71,452 55,535 15,917 77.7 22.3 0.9 0.9 0.7
Arson 7,180 5,747 1,433 80.0 20.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime3 407,496 323,768 83,728 79.5 20.5 4.9 5.4 3.8
Property crime3 985,847 632,834 353,013 64.2 35.8 12.0 10.5 15.8
Other assaults 833,396 594,132 239,264 71.3 28.7 10.1 9.9 10.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,534 28,529 15,005 65.5 34.5 0.5 0.5 0.7
Fraud 96,948 60,639 36,309 62.5 37.5 1.2 1.0 1.6
Embezzlement 12,532 6,381 6,151 50.9 49.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 77,474 60,443 17,031 78.0 22.0 0.9 1.0 0.8
Vandalism 147,959 114,670 33,289 77.5 22.5 1.8 1.9 1.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 129,210 117,151 12,059 90.7 9.3 1.6 1.9 0.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 28,490 11,124 17,366 39.0 61.0 0.3 0.2 0.8
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 37,850 35,019 2,831 92.5 7.5 0.5 0.6 0.1
Drug abuse violations 1,275,812 966,121 309,691 75.7 24.3 15.5 16.1 13.9
Gambling 2,510 1,977 533 78.8 21.2 * * *
Offenses against the family and children 72,229 50,652 21,577 70.1 29.9 0.9 0.8 1.0
Driving under the influence 764,569 569,148 195,421 74.4 25.6 9.3 9.5 8.8
Liquor laws 161,277 111,935 49,342 69.4 30.6 2.0 1.9 2.2
Drunkenness 289,608 229,760 59,848 79.3 20.7 3.5 3.8 2.7
Disorderly conduct 276,987 194,953 82,034 70.4 29.6 3.4 3.2 3.7
Vagrancy 18,542 14,071 4,471 75.9 24.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,560,932 1,876,286 684,646 73.3 26.7 31.1 31.2 30.7
Suspicion 690 518 172 75.1 24.9 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,699 16,628 7,071 70.2 29.8 0.3 0.3 0.3
  • 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 Sex, 2017

  • In 2017, 73.0 percent of all arrestees were males. Males accounted for 79.5 percent of persons arrested for violent crimes and for 64.2 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Males comprised 87.5 percent of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2017.
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 75.7 percent were males.
  • Females accounted for 40.8 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2017.
  • Of persons arrested for aggravated assault in 2017, 23.3 percent were females.
  • Of persons arrested for driving under the influence, 25.6 percent were females.