Table 44

Arrest Trends

Cities, 2016–2017

[8,756 agencies; 2017 estimated population 169,545,459; 2016 estimated population 168,654,911]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
2016 2017 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,800,182 5,739,525 -1.0 517,141 492,100 -4.8 5,283,041 5,247,425 -0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,428 6,749 +5.0 516 537 +4.1 5,912 6,212 +5.1
Rape2 12,451 12,603 +1.2 2,005 2,102 +4.8 10,446 10,501 +0.5
Robbery 61,922 60,508 -2.3 12,739 12,651 -0.7 49,183 47,857 -2.7
Aggravated assault 218,546 222,215 +1.7 16,475 16,535 +0.4 202,071 205,680 +1.8
Burglary 115,766 111,663 -3.5 19,138 18,351 -4.1 96,628 93,312 -3.4
Larceny-theft 657,861 601,503 -8.6 86,017 77,124 -10.3 571,844 524,379 -8.3
Motor vehicle theft 49,398 51,854 +5.0 9,837 10,206 +3.8 39,561 41,648 +5.3
Arson 5,050 5,237 +3.7 1,479 1,404 -5.1 3,571 3,833 +7.3
Violent crime3 299,347 302,075 +0.9 31,735 31,825 +0.3 267,612 270,250 +1.0
Property crime3 828,075 770,257 -7.0 116,471 107,085 -8.1 711,604 663,172 -6.8
Other assaults 602,510 599,153 -0.6 72,390 70,699 -2.3 530,120 528,454 -0.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 31,599 31,338 -0.8 720 755 +4.9 30,879 30,583 -1.0
Fraud 67,337 66,809 -0.8 2,786 2,997 +7.6 64,551 63,812 -1.1
Embezzlement 9,641 9,457 -1.9 428 435 +1.6 9,213 9,022 -2.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 53,621 56,483 +5.3 7,016 6,722 -4.2 46,605 49,761 +6.8
Vandalism 112,743 110,021 -2.4 23,041 21,755 -5.6 89,702 88,266 -1.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 90,681 95,563 +5.4 12,046 11,466 -4.8 78,635 84,097 +6.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 24,945 23,297 -6.6 335 176 -47.5 24,610 23,121 -6.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 26,346 25,876 -1.8 4,513 4,597 +1.9 21,833 21,279 -2.5
Drug abuse violations 837,493 870,491 +3.9 56,521 54,983 -2.7 780,972 815,508 +4.4
Gambling 1,868 1,746 -6.5 162 156 -3.7 1,706 1,590 -6.8
Offenses against the family and children 34,571 35,911 +3.9 2,107 2,227 +5.7 32,464 33,684 +3.8
Driving under the influence 438,600 425,335 -3.0 3,095 2,903 -6.2 435,505 422,432 -3.0
Liquor laws 134,874 122,936 -8.9 20,042 18,534 -7.5 114,832 104,402 -9.1
Drunkenness 255,492 247,137 -3.3 3,245 2,918 -10.1 252,247 244,219 -3.2
Disorderly conduct 234,535 222,346 -5.2 42,465 40,158 -5.4 192,070 182,188 -5.1
Vagrancy 16,046 15,897 -0.9 476 458 -3.8 15,570 15,439 -0.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,674,992 1,685,653 +0.6 92,681 89,507 -3.4 1,582,311 1,596,146 +0.9
Suspicion 389 439 +12.9 42 18 -57.1 347 421 +21.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 24,866 21,744 -12.6 24,866 21,744 -12.6 - - -
  • 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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