Table 50

Arrest Trends

Metropolitan Counties, 2016–2017

[1,377 agencies; 2017 estimated population 56,271,230; 2016 estimated population 55,438,912]

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 1,618,230 1,601,565 -1.0 104,167 100,895 -3.1 1,514,063 1,500,670 -0.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,891 1,846 -2.4 121 117 -3.3 1,770 1,729 -2.3
Rape2 3,746 3,542 -5.4 574 589 +2.6 3,172 2,953 -6.9
Robbery 10,047 9,961 -0.9 1,883 1,960 +4.1 8,164 8,001 -2.0
Aggravated assault 56,379 57,332 +1.7 4,002 4,065 +1.6 52,377 53,267 +1.7
Burglary 30,441 28,838 -5.3 4,030 3,974 -1.4 26,411 24,864 -5.9
Larceny-theft 111,782 103,095 -7.8 13,721 12,841 -6.4 98,061 90,254 -8.0
Motor vehicle theft 12,950 13,734 +6.1 1,635 1,742 +6.5 11,315 11,992 +6.0
Arson 1,405 1,261 -10.2 296 270 -8.8 1,109 991 -10.6
Violent crime3 72,063 72,681 +0.9 6,580 6,731 +2.3 65,483 65,950 +0.7
Property crime3 156,578 146,928 -6.2 19,682 18,827 -4.3 136,896 128,101 -6.4
Other assaults 148,173 146,947 -0.8 19,431 18,775 -3.4 128,742 128,172 -0.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 8,851 8,666 -2.1 201 155 -22.9 8,650 8,511 -1.6
Fraud 21,238 20,555 -3.2 576 534 -7.3 20,662 20,021 -3.1
Embezzlement 2,047 2,121 +3.6 63 51 -19.0 1,984 2,070 +4.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,848 15,620 +5.2 1,114 1,114 0.0 13,734 14,506 +5.6
Vandalism 25,417 25,162 -1.0 4,984 4,989 +0.1 20,433 20,173 -1.3
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 21,255 22,613 +6.4 2,277 2,276 * 18,978 20,337 +7.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3,264 3,128 -4.2 49 30 -38.8 3,215 3,098 -3.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 8,444 8,027 -4.9 1,349 1,411 +4.6 7,095 6,616 -6.8
Drug abuse violations 250,618 262,166 +4.6 13,671 13,597 -0.5 236,947 248,569 +4.9
Gambling 753 584 -22.4 29 50 +72.4 724 534 -26.2
Offenses against the family and children 24,385 24,684 +1.2 414 488 +17.9 23,971 24,196 +0.9
Driving under the influence 210,001 199,786 -4.9 1,031 992 -3.8 208,970 198,794 -4.9
Liquor laws 26,347 21,428 -18.7 5,037 4,481 -11.0 21,310 16,947 -20.5
Drunkenness 27,180 25,454 -6.4 355 303 -14.6 26,825 25,151 -6.2
Disorderly conduct 33,742 31,772 -5.8 6,432 6,171 -4.1 27,310 25,601 -6.3
Vagrancy 2,794 1,906 -31.8 103 84 -18.4 2,691 1,822 -32.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 558,656 559,873 +0.2 19,213 18,372 -4.4 539,443 541,501 +0.4
Suspicion 150 86 -42.7 28 28 0.0 122 58 -52.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,576 1,464 -7.1 1,576 1,464 -7.1 - - -
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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