Table 49

Arrests

Cities

by Race and Ethnicity, 2017

[9,282 agencies; 2017 estimated population 175,157,751]

Table 49A

Total arrests Percent distribution1 Total arrests Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 5,889,629 3,914,125 1,725,803 164,798 72,333 12,570 100.0 66.5 29.3 2.8 1.2 0.2 4,822,947 936,402 3,886,545 100.0 19.4 80.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,960 2,701 4,074 80 89 16 100.0 38.8 58.5 1.1 1.3 0.2 5,293 1,122 4,171 100.0 21.2 78.8
Rape3 12,860 8,028 4,298 242 254 38 100.0 62.4 33.4 1.9 2.0 0.3 10,318 3,069 7,249 100.0 29.7 70.3
Robbery 62,389 26,633 34,367 581 591 217 100.0 42.7 55.1 0.9 0.9 0.3 51,038 11,320 39,718 100.0 22.2 77.8
Aggravated assault 227,832 133,757 83,089 6,247 4,061 678 100.0 58.7 36.5 2.7 1.8 0.3 195,680 50,190 145,490 100.0 25.6 74.4
Burglary 114,025 73,242 37,602 1,493 1,431 257 100.0 64.2 33.0 1.3 1.3 0.2 93,871 21,507 72,364 100.0 22.9 77.1
Larceny-theft 612,791 412,828 179,222 12,169 7,335 1,237 100.0 67.4 29.2 2.0 1.2 0.2 471,626 70,504 401,122 100.0 14.9 85.1
Motor vehicle theft 52,309 32,653 17,734 1,074 751 97 100.0 62.4 33.9 2.1 1.4 0.2 41,109 11,481 29,628 100.0 27.9 72.1
Arson 5,335 3,687 1,460 88 90 10 100.0 69.1 27.4 1.6 1.7 0.2 4,240 906 3,334 100.0 21.4 78.6
Violent crime4 310,041 171,119 125,828 7,150 4,995 949 100.0 55.2 40.6 2.3 1.6 0.3 262,329 65,701 196,628 100.0 25.0 75.0
Property crime4 784,460 522,410 236,018 14,824 9,607 1,601 100.0 66.6 30.1 1.9 1.2 0.2 610,846 104,398 506,448 100.0 17.1 82.9
Other assaults 620,816 382,950 213,481 13,969 8,537 1,879 100.0 61.7 34.4 2.3 1.4 0.3 500,164 100,106 400,058 100.0 20.0 80.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,094 20,687 10,569 302 463 73 100.0 64.5 32.9 0.9 1.4 0.2 26,454 4,205 22,249 100.0 15.9 84.1
Fraud 67,731 43,553 22,192 995 920 71 100.0 64.3 32.8 1.5 1.4 0.1 54,297 6,969 47,328 100.0 12.8 87.2
Embezzlement 9,837 5,731 3,843 90 152 21 100.0 58.3 39.1 0.9 1.5 0.2 8,081 1,093 6,988 100.0 13.5 86.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 56,829 34,297 20,600 826 815 291 100.0 60.4 36.2 1.5 1.4 0.5 44,628 9,038 35,590 100.0 20.3 79.7
Vandalism 112,394 74,231 33,778 2,755 1,398 232 100.0 66.0 30.1 2.5 1.2 0.2 91,056 18,373 72,683 100.0 20.2 79.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 97,870 49,387 46,137 1,018 1,115 213 100.0 50.5 47.1 1.0 1.1 0.2 78,471 18,784 59,687 100.0 23.9 76.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 24,603 13,859 9,259 101 1,311 73 100.0 56.3 37.6 0.4 5.3 0.3 21,720 4,548 17,172 100.0 20.9 79.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 26,574 17,840 7,430 587 628 89 100.0 67.1 28.0 2.2 2.4 0.3 22,819 5,950 16,869 100.0 26.1 73.9
Drug abuse violations 897,294 616,405 258,099 11,305 9,981 1,504 100.0 68.7 28.8 1.3 1.1 0.2 740,893 158,896 581,997 100.0 21.4 78.6
Gambling 1,775 560 1,107 17 87 4 100.0 31.5 62.4 1.0 4.9 0.2 1,058 209 849 100.0 19.8 80.2
Offenses against the family and children 37,362 22,895 10,289 3,808 352 18 100.0 61.3 27.5 10.2 0.9 * 29,109 3,875 25,234 100.0 13.3 86.7
Driving under the influence 437,373 353,615 62,935 11,370 7,942 1,511 100.0 80.8 14.4 2.6 1.8 0.3 368,230 86,537 281,693 100.0 23.5 76.5
Liquor laws 123,970 94,292 18,828 8,853 1,859 138 100.0 76.1 15.2 7.1 1.5 0.1 93,701 12,850 80,851 100.0 13.7 86.3
Drunkenness 251,391 181,807 36,706 29,951 2,554 373 100.0 72.3 14.6 11.9 1.0 0.1 233,663 50,219 183,444 100.0 21.5 78.5
Disorderly conduct 225,976 138,246 74,989 10,633 1,864 244 100.0 61.2 33.2 4.7 0.8 0.1 168,275 21,881 146,394 100.0 13.0 87.0
Vagrancy 16,307 11,020 4,614 459 201 13 100.0 67.6 28.3 2.8 1.2 0.1 13,399 1,951 11,448 100.0 14.6 85.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,732,651 1,147,106 519,836 45,127 17,329 3,253 100.0 66.2 30.0 2.6 1.0 0.2 1,434,697 256,799 1,177,898 100.0 17.9 82.1
Suspicion 524 180 77 256 6 5 100.0 34.4 14.7 48.9 1.1 1.0 339 38 301 100.0 11.2 88.8
Curfew and loitering law violations 21,757 11,935 9,188 402 217 15 100.0 54.9 42.2 1.8 1.0 0.1 18,718 3,982 14,736 100.0 21.3 78.7
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.

Table 49B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1 Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 496,652 300,304 178,512 11,127 5,561 1,148 100.0 60.5 35.9 2.2 1.1 0.2 375,472 88,858 286,614 100.0 23.7 76.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 553 190 353 4 4 2 100.0 34.4 63.8 0.7 0.7 0.4 376 98 278 100.0 26.1 73.9
Rape3 2,093 1,301 735 21 31 5 100.0 62.2 35.1 1.0 1.5 0.2 1,623 411 1,212 100.0 25.3 74.7
Robbery 13,046 4,180 8,634 58 122 52 100.0 32.0 66.2 0.4 0.9 0.4 10,021 2,422 7,599 100.0 24.2 75.8
Aggravated assault 16,924 8,960 7,399 355 170 40 100.0 52.9 43.7 2.1 1.0 0.2 13,961 3,780 10,181 100.0 27.1 72.9
Burglary 18,526 10,008 7,992 281 202 43 100.0 54.0 43.1 1.5 1.1 0.2 13,310 3,867 9,443 100.0 29.1 70.9
Larceny-theft 77,511 44,668 29,908 1,457 1,251 227 100.0 57.6 38.6 1.9 1.6 0.3 54,173 10,958 43,215 100.0 20.2 79.8
Motor vehicle theft 10,217 4,370 5,531 200 102 14 100.0 42.8 54.1 2.0 1.0 0.1 6,675 1,876 4,799 100.0 28.1 71.9
Arson 1,398 1,015 347 18 14 4 100.0 72.6 24.8 1.3 1.0 0.3 1,049 246 803 100.0 23.5 76.5
Violent crime4 32,616 14,631 17,121 438 327 99 100.0 44.9 52.5 1.3 1.0 0.3 25,981 6,711 19,270 100.0 25.8 74.2
Property crime4 107,652 60,061 43,778 1,956 1,569 288 100.0 55.8 40.7 1.8 1.5 0.3 75,207 16,947 58,260 100.0 22.5 77.5
Other assaults 71,646 40,958 28,546 1,249 658 235 100.0 57.2 39.8 1.7 0.9 0.3 56,345 13,671 42,674 100.0 24.3 75.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 761 438 307 7 9 0 100.0 57.6 40.3 0.9 1.2 0.0 589 94 495 100.0 16.0 84.0
Fraud 3,025 1,292 1,642 52 35 4 100.0 42.7 54.3 1.7 1.2 0.1 2,423 327 2,096 100.0 13.5 86.5
Embezzlement 433 244 175 5 7 2 100.0 56.4 40.4 1.2 1.6 0.5 370 117 253 100.0 31.6 68.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 6,745 2,603 3,942 86 79 35 100.0 38.6 58.4 1.3 1.2 0.5 4,917 1,119 3,798 100.0 22.8 77.2
Vandalism 21,957 14,993 6,302 450 178 34 100.0 68.3 28.7 2.0 0.8 0.2 16,615 3,996 12,619 100.0 24.1 75.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 11,583 6,114 5,144 131 171 23 100.0 52.8 44.4 1.1 1.5 0.2 9,139 3,022 6,117 100.0 33.1 66.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 184 82 97 2 3 0 100.0 44.6 52.7 1.1 1.6 0.0 161 24 137 100.0 14.9 85.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 4,635 3,193 1,277 56 88 21 100.0 68.9 27.6 1.2 1.9 0.5 3,884 1,067 2,817 100.0 27.5 72.5
Drug abuse violations 55,726 40,908 12,763 1,167 734 154 100.0 73.4 22.9 2.1 1.3 0.3 42,483 12,336 30,147 100.0 29.0 71.0
Gambling 155 17 136 2 0 0 100.0 11.0 87.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 79 7 72 100.0 8.9 91.1
Offenses against the family and children 2,256 1,213 657 367 14 5 100.0 53.8 29.1 16.3 0.6 0.2 1,794 223 1,571 100.0 12.4 87.6
Driving under the influence 2,925 2,560 202 120 37 6 100.0 87.5 6.9 4.1 1.3 0.2 2,415 650 1,765 100.0 26.9 73.1
Liquor laws 18,615 15,983 1,225 1,126 263 18 100.0 85.9 6.6 6.0 1.4 0.1 14,457 2,435 12,022 100.0 16.8 83.2
Drunkenness 2,941 2,253 235 414 33 6 100.0 76.6 8.0 14.1 1.1 0.2 2,490 933 1,557 100.0 37.5 62.5
Disorderly conduct 40,281 21,813 17,228 935 271 34 100.0 54.2 42.8 2.3 0.7 0.1 29,439 5,400 24,039 100.0 18.3 81.7
Vagrancy 466 254 199 7 5 1 100.0 54.5 42.7 1.5 1.1 0.2 341 100 241 100.0 29.3 70.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 90,259 58,748 28,343 2,137 863 168 100.0 65.1 31.4 2.4 1.0 0.2 67,599 15,695 51,904 100.0 23.2 76.8
Suspicion 34 11 5 18 0 0 100.0 32.4 14.7 52.9 0.0 0.0 27 2 25 100.0 7.4 92.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 21,757 11,935 9,188 402 217 15 100.0 54.9 42.2 1.8 1.0 0.1 18,717 3,982 14,735 100.0 21.3 78.7
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.

Table 49C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1 Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 5,392,977 3,613,821 1,547,291 153,671 66,772 11,422 100.0 67.0 28.7 2.8 1.2 0.2 4,447,474 847,544 3,599,930 100.0 19.1 80.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,407 2,511 3,721 76 85 14 100.0 39.2 58.1 1.2 1.3 0.2 4,917 1,024 3,893 100.0 20.8 79.2
Rape3 10,767 6,727 3,563 221 223 33 100.0 62.5 33.1 2.1 2.1 0.3 8,695 2,658 6,037 100.0 30.6 69.4
Robbery 49,343 22,453 25,733 523 469 165 100.0 45.5 52.2 1.1 1.0 0.3 41,017 8,898 32,119 100.0 21.7 78.3
Aggravated assault 210,908 124,797 75,690 5,892 3,891 638 100.0 59.2 35.9 2.8 1.8 0.3 181,719 46,410 135,309 100.0 25.5 74.5
Burglary 95,499 63,234 29,610 1,212 1,229 214 100.0 66.2 31.0 1.3 1.3 0.2 80,561 17,640 62,921 100.0 21.9 78.1
Larceny-theft 535,280 368,160 149,314 10,712 6,084 1,010 100.0 68.8 27.9 2.0 1.1 0.2 417,453 59,546 357,907 100.0 14.3 85.7
Motor vehicle theft 42,092 28,283 12,203 874 649 83 100.0 67.2 29.0 2.1 1.5 0.2 34,434 9,605 24,829 100.0 27.9 72.1
Arson 3,937 2,672 1,113 70 76 6 100.0 67.9 28.3 1.8 1.9 0.2 3,191 660 2,531 100.0 20.7 79.3
Violent crime4 277,425 156,488 108,707 6,712 4,668 850 100.0 56.4 39.2 2.4 1.7 0.3 236,348 58,990 177,358 100.0 25.0 75.0
Property crime4 676,808 462,349 192,240 12,868 8,038 1,313 100.0 68.3 28.4 1.9 1.2 0.2 535,639 87,451 448,188 100.0 16.3 83.7
Other assaults 549,170 341,992 184,935 12,720 7,879 1,644 100.0 62.3 33.7 2.3 1.4 0.3 443,819 86,435 357,384 100.0 19.5 80.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 31,333 20,249 10,262 295 454 73 100.0 64.6 32.8 0.9 1.4 0.2 25,865 4,111 21,754 100.0 15.9 84.1
Fraud 64,706 42,261 20,550 943 885 67 100.0 65.3 31.8 1.5 1.4 0.1 51,874 6,642 45,232 100.0 12.8 87.2
Embezzlement 9,404 5,487 3,668 85 145 19 100.0 58.3 39.0 0.9 1.5 0.2 7,711 976 6,735 100.0 12.7 87.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 50,084 31,694 16,658 740 736 256 100.0 63.3 33.3 1.5 1.5 0.5 39,711 7,919 31,792 100.0 19.9 80.1
Vandalism 90,437 59,238 27,476 2,305 1,220 198 100.0 65.5 30.4 2.5 1.3 0.2 74,441 14,377 60,064 100.0 19.3 80.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 86,287 43,273 40,993 887 944 190 100.0 50.2 47.5 1.0 1.1 0.2 69,332 15,762 53,570 100.0 22.7 77.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 24,419 13,777 9,162 99 1,308 73 100.0 56.4 37.5 0.4 5.4 0.3 21,559 4,524 17,035 100.0 21.0 79.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 21,939 14,647 6,153 531 540 68 100.0 66.8 28.0 2.4 2.5 0.3 18,935 4,883 14,052 100.0 25.8 74.2
Drug abuse violations 841,568 575,497 245,336 10,138 9,247 1,350 100.0 68.4 29.2 1.2 1.1 0.2 698,410 146,560 551,850 100.0 21.0 79.0
Gambling 1,620 543 971 15 87 4 100.0 33.5 59.9 0.9 5.4 0.2 979 202 777 100.0 20.6 79.4
Offenses against the family and children 35,106 21,682 9,632 3,441 338 13 100.0 61.8 27.4 9.8 1.0 * 27,315 3,652 23,663 100.0 13.4 86.6
Driving under the influence 434,448 351,055 62,733 11,250 7,905 1,505 100.0 80.8 14.4 2.6 1.8 0.3 365,815 85,887 279,928 100.0 23.5 76.5
Liquor laws 105,355 78,309 17,603 7,727 1,596 120 100.0 74.3 16.7 7.3 1.5 0.1 79,244 10,415 68,829 100.0 13.1 86.9
Drunkenness 248,450 179,554 36,471 29,537 2,521 367 100.0 72.3 14.7 11.9 1.0 0.1 231,173 49,286 181,887 100.0 21.3 78.7
Disorderly conduct 185,695 116,433 57,761 9,698 1,593 210 100.0 62.7 31.1 5.2 0.9 0.1 138,836 16,481 122,355 100.0 11.9 88.1
Vagrancy 15,841 10,766 4,415 452 196 12 100.0 68.0 27.9 2.9 1.2 0.1 13,058 1,851 11,207 100.0 14.2 85.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,642,392 1,088,358 491,493 42,990 16,466 3,085 100.0 66.3 29.9 2.6 1.0 0.2 1,367,098 241,104 1,125,994 100.0 17.6 82.4
Suspicion 490 169 72 238 6 5 100.0 34.5 14.7 48.6 1.2 1.0 312 36 276 100.0 11.5 88.5
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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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