Table 55

Arrests

Metropolitan Counties

by Race and Ethnicity, 2017

[1,458 agencies; 2017 estimated population 57,699,058]

Table 55A

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 1,620,841 1,168,771 413,868 14,694 19,106 4,402 100.0 72.1 25.5 0.9 1.2 0.3 1,281,749 218,302 1,063,447 100.0 17.0 83.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,911 1,080 790 10 31 0 100.0 56.5 41.3 0.5 1.6 0.0 1,338 313 1,025 100.0 23.4 76.6
Rape3 3,568 2,748 749 24 42 5 100.0 77.0 21.0 0.7 1.2 0.1 2,648 626 2,022 100.0 23.6 76.4
Robbery 10,203 4,785 5,263 59 65 31 100.0 46.9 51.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 7,884 1,356 6,528 100.0 17.2 82.8
Aggravated assault 57,963 40,507 16,040 526 721 169 100.0 69.9 27.7 0.9 1.2 0.3 46,492 9,955 36,537 100.0 21.4 78.6
Burglary 29,289 21,631 7,223 134 233 68 100.0 73.9 24.7 0.5 0.8 0.2 21,946 2,963 18,983 100.0 13.5 86.5
Larceny-theft 103,903 68,114 33,775 548 1,280 186 100.0 65.6 32.5 0.5 1.2 0.2 74,916 7,540 67,376 100.0 10.1 89.9
Motor vehicle theft 13,971 10,342 3,250 87 185 107 100.0 74.0 23.3 0.6 1.3 0.8 11,453 2,807 8,646 100.0 24.5 75.5
Arson 1,266 961 272 8 22 3 100.0 75.9 21.5 0.6 1.7 0.2 1,015 145 870 100.0 14.3 85.7
Violent crime4 73,645 49,120 22,842 619 859 205 100.0 66.7 31.0 0.8 1.2 0.3 58,362 12,250 46,112 100.0 21.0 79.0
Property crime4 148,429 101,048 44,520 777 1,720 364 100.0 68.1 30.0 0.5 1.2 0.2 109,330 13,455 95,875 100.0 12.3 87.7
Other assaults 147,896 106,249 38,548 1,252 1,561 286 100.0 71.8 26.1 0.8 1.2 0.2 118,187 16,407 101,780 100.0 13.9 86.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 8,731 5,473 3,063 48 138 9 100.0 62.7 35.1 0.5 1.7 0.1 6,539 995 5,544 100.0 15.2 84.8
Fraud 20,654 14,128 6,161 124 230 11 100.0 68.4 29.8 0.6 1.2 0.1 15,729 1,608 14,121 100.0 10.2 89.8
Embezzlement 2,122 1,299 786 3 34 0 100.0 61.2 37.0 0.1 1.6 0.0 1,809 141 1,668 100.0 7.8 92.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 15,708 11,069 4,394 113 114 18 100.0 70.5 28.0 0.7 0.8 0.1 11,035 2,104 8,931 100.0 19.1 80.9
Vandalism 25,260 18,629 6,152 219 242 18 100.0 73.7 24.4 0.9 1.0 0.1 20,396 2,840 17,556 100.0 13.9 86.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 23,229 14,196 8,589 140 229 75 100.0 61.1 37.0 0.6 1.3 0.3 18,309 3,938 14,371 100.0 21.5 78.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3,433 1,807 1,311 13 296 6 100.0 52.6 38.2 0.4 8.8 0.2 2,762 536 2,226 100.0 19.4 80.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 8,150 6,348 1,655 41 91 15 100.0 77.9 20.3 0.5 1.3 0.2 6,539 1,544 4,995 100.0 23.6 76.4
Drug abuse violations 264,395 189,888 69,573 1,589 2,835 510 100.0 71.8 26.3 0.6 1.3 0.2 206,209 36,861 169,348 100.0 17.9 82.1
Gambling 587 304 160 3 88 32 100.0 51.8 27.3 0.5 20.4 5.5 403 134 269 100.0 33.3 66.7
Offenses against the family and children 25,658 16,768 8,592 137 157 4 100.0 65.4 33.5 0.5 0.6 * 21,079 2,412 18,667 100.0 11.4 88.6
Driving under the influence 200,494 164,499 29,806 1,372 4,289 528 100.0 82.0 14.9 0.7 2.4 0.3 174,911 47,471 127,440 100.0 27.1 72.9
Liquor laws 21,353 17,874 2,685 368 382 44 100.0 83.7 12.6 1.7 2.0 0.2 15,435 2,169 13,266 100.0 14.1 85.9
Drunkenness 25,558 21,291 3,623 246 340 58 100.0 83.3 14.2 1.0 1.6 0.2 23,516 6,039 17,477 100.0 25.7 74.3
Disorderly conduct 32,575 21,714 10,160 393 273 35 100.0 66.7 31.2 1.2 0.9 0.1 23,329 2,193 21,136 100.0 9.4 90.6
Vagrancy 1,941 1,433 493 7 7 1 100.0 73.8 25.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 1,437 221 1,216 100.0 15.4 84.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 569,460 404,577 150,378 7,228 5,154 2,123 100.0 71.0 26.4 1.3 1.3 0.4 445,429 64,858 380,571 100.0 14.6 85.4
Suspicion 84 35 49 0 0 0 100.0 41.7 58.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 71 3 68 100.0 4.2 95.8
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,479 1,022 328 2 67 60 100.0 69.1 22.2 0.1 8.6 4.1 933 123 810 100.0 13.2 86.8
  • 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 55B

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
Alaskan
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 101,419 63,533 35,635 802 1,120 329 100.0 62.6 35.1 0.8 1.1 0.3 72,998 11,370 61,628 100.0 15.6 84.4
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 124 58 64 1 1 0 100.0 46.8 51.6 0.8 0.8 0.0 78 24 54 100.0 30.8 69.2
Rape3 587 419 164 1 3 0 100.0 71.4 27.9 0.2 0.5 0.0 412 68 344 100.0 16.5 83.5
Robbery 2,015 602 1,394 6 8 5 100.0 29.9 69.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 1,504 248 1,256 100.0 16.5 83.5
Aggravated assault 4,109 2,284 1,746 38 28 13 100.0 55.6 42.5 0.9 0.7 0.3 3,039 545 2,494 100.0 17.9 82.1
Burglary 4,086 2,477 1,562 10 29 8 100.0 60.6 38.2 0.2 0.7 0.2 2,673 464 2,209 100.0 17.4 82.6
Larceny-theft 12,858 6,834 5,709 57 215 43 100.0 53.1 44.4 0.4 1.7 0.3 8,310 1,166 7,144 100.0 14.0 86.0
Motor vehicle theft 1,792 954 795 11 22 10 100.0 53.2 44.4 0.6 1.2 0.6 1,272 276 996 100.0 21.7 78.3
Arson 269 191 76 0 2 0 100.0 71.0 28.3 0.0 0.7 0.0 206 29 177 100.0 14.1 85.9
Violent crime4 6,835 3,363 3,368 46 40 18 100.0 49.2 49.3 0.7 0.6 0.3 5,033 885 4,148 100.0 17.6 82.4
Property crime4 19,005 10,456 8,142 78 268 61 100.0 55.0 42.8 0.4 1.4 0.3 12,461 1,935 10,526 100.0 15.5 84.5
Other assaults 18,823 10,632 7,886 135 144 26 100.0 56.5 41.9 0.7 0.8 0.1 14,865 1,881 12,984 100.0 12.7 87.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 155 83 68 0 4 0 100.0 53.5 43.9 0.0 2.6 0.0 115 17 98 100.0 14.8 85.2
Fraud 531 307 215 4 5 0 100.0 57.8 40.5 0.8 0.9 0.0 396 49 347 100.0 12.4 87.6
Embezzlement 51 23 27 0 1 0 100.0 45.1 52.9 0.0 2.0 0.0 43 7 36 100.0 16.3 83.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 1,125 526 585 5 7 2 100.0 46.8 52.0 0.4 0.6 0.2 743 188 555 100.0 25.3 74.7
Vandalism 4,977 3,481 1,421 36 35 4 100.0 69.9 28.6 0.7 0.7 0.1 3,747 498 3,249 100.0 13.3 86.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 2,318 1,282 989 19 25 3 100.0 55.3 42.7 0.8 1.1 0.1 1,799 384 1,415 100.0 21.3 78.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 32 15 17 0 0 0 100.0 46.9 53.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 22 4 18 100.0 18.2 81.8
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 1,433 1,063 350 10 10 0 100.0 74.2 24.4 0.7 0.7 0.0 1,115 202 913 100.0 18.1 81.9
Drug abuse violations 13,588 10,210 3,025 92 205 56 100.0 75.1 22.3 0.7 1.5 0.4 9,676 1,889 7,787 100.0 19.5 80.5
Gambling 50 25 22 1 2 0 100.0 50.0 44.0 2.0 4.0 0.0 46 13 33 100.0 28.3 71.7
Offenses against the family and children 521 367 132 19 3 0 100.0 70.4 25.3 3.6 0.6 0.0 361 91 270 100.0 25.2 74.8
Driving under the influence 981 880 73 10 17 1 100.0 89.7 7.4 1.0 1.7 0.1 784 168 616 100.0 21.4 78.6
Liquor laws 4,401 4,015 244 60 63 19 100.0 91.2 5.5 1.4 1.4 0.4 3,164 361 2,803 100.0 11.4 88.6
Drunkenness 302 260 39 1 2 0 100.0 86.1 12.9 0.3 0.7 0.0 254 77 177 100.0 30.3 69.7
Disorderly conduct 6,241 3,123 3,018 70 28 2 100.0 50.0 48.4 1.1 0.4 * 4,148 345 3,803 100.0 8.3 91.7
Vagrancy 108 45 63 0 0 0 100.0 41.7 58.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 46 8 38 100.0 17.4 82.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 18,435 12,346 5,604 214 194 77 100.0 67.0 30.4 1.2 1.1 0.4 13,228 2,245 10,983 100.0 17.0 83.0
Suspicion 28 9 19 0 0 0 100.0 32.1 67.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 19 0 19 100.0 0.0 100.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,479 1,022 328 2 67 60 100.0 69.1 22.2 0.1 4.5 4.1 933 123 810 100.0 13.2 86.8
  • 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 55C

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 1,519,422 1,105,238 378,233 13,892 17,986 4,073 100.0 72.7 24.9 0.9 1.2 0.3 1,208,751 206,932 1,001,819 100.0 17.1 82.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,787 1,022 726 9 30 0 100.0 57.2 40.6 0.5 1.7 0.0 1,260 289 971 100.0 22.9 77.1
Rape3 2,981 2,329 585 23 39 5 100.0 78.1 19.6 0.8 1.3 0.2 2,236 558 1,678 100.0 25.0 75.0
Robbery 8,188 4,183 3,869 53 57 26 100.0 51.1 47.3 0.6 0.7 0.3 6,380 1,108 5,272 100.0 17.4 82.6
Aggravated assault 53,854 38,223 14,294 488 693 156 100.0 71.0 26.5 0.9 1.3 0.3 43,453 9,410 34,043 100.0 21.7 78.3
Burglary 25,203 19,154 5,661 124 204 60 100.0 76.0 22.5 0.5 0.8 0.2 19,273 2,499 16,774 100.0 13.0 87.0
Larceny-theft 91,045 61,280 28,066 491 1,065 143 100.0 67.3 30.8 0.5 1.2 0.2 66,606 6,374 60,232 100.0 9.6 90.4
Motor vehicle theft 12,179 9,388 2,455 76 163 97 100.0 77.1 20.2 0.6 1.3 0.8 10,181 2,531 7,650 100.0 24.9 75.1
Arson 997 770 196 8 20 3 100.0 77.2 19.7 0.8 2.0 0.3 809 116 693 100.0 14.3 85.7
Violent crime4 66,810 45,757 19,474 573 819 187 100.0 68.5 29.1 0.9 1.2 0.3 53,329 11,365 41,964 100.0 21.3 78.7
Property crime4 129,424 90,592 36,378 699 1,452 303 100.0 70.0 28.1 0.5 1.1 0.2 96,869 11,520 85,349 100.0 11.9 88.1
Other assaults 129,073 95,617 30,662 1,117 1,417 260 100.0 74.1 23.8 0.9 1.1 0.2 103,322 14,526 88,796 100.0 14.1 85.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 8,576 5,390 2,995 48 134 9 100.0 62.8 34.9 0.6 1.6 0.1 6,424 978 5,446 100.0 15.2 84.8
Fraud 20,123 13,821 5,946 120 225 11 100.0 68.7 29.5 0.6 1.1 0.1 15,333 1,559 13,774 100.0 10.2 89.8
Embezzlement 2,071 1,276 759 3 33 0 100.0 61.6 36.6 0.1 1.6 0.0 1,766 134 1,632 100.0 7.6 92.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,583 10,543 3,809 108 107 16 100.0 72.3 26.1 0.7 0.7 0.1 10,292 1,916 8,376 100.0 18.6 81.4
Vandalism 20,283 15,148 4,731 183 207 14 100.0 74.7 23.3 0.9 1.0 0.1 16,649 2,342 14,307 100.0 14.1 85.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 20,911 12,914 7,600 121 204 72 100.0 61.8 36.3 0.6 1.0 0.3 16,510 3,554 12,956 100.0 21.5 78.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3,401 1,792 1,294 13 296 6 100.0 52.7 38.0 0.4 8.7 0.2 2,740 532 2,208 100.0 19.4 80.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 6,717 5,285 1,305 31 81 15 100.0 78.7 19.4 0.5 1.2 0.2 5,424 1,342 4,082 100.0 24.7 75.3
Drug abuse violations 250,807 179,678 66,548 1,497 2,630 454 100.0 71.6 26.5 0.6 1.0 0.2 196,533 34,972 161,561 100.0 17.8 82.2
Gambling 537 279 138 2 86 32 100.0 52.0 25.7 0.4 16.0 6.0 357 121 236 100.0 33.9 66.1
Offenses against the family and children 25,137 16,401 8,460 118 154 4 100.0 65.2 33.7 0.5 0.6 * 20,718 2,321 18,397 100.0 11.2 88.8
Driving under the influence 199,513 163,619 29,733 1,362 4,272 527 100.0 82.0 14.9 0.7 2.1 0.3 174,127 47,303 126,824 100.0 27.2 72.8
Liquor laws 16,952 13,859 2,441 308 319 25 100.0 81.8 14.4 1.8 1.9 0.1 12,271 1,808 10,463 100.0 14.7 85.3
Drunkenness 25,256 21,031 3,584 245 338 58 100.0 83.3 14.2 1.0 1.3 0.2 23,262 5,962 17,300 100.0 25.6 74.4
Disorderly conduct 26,334 18,591 7,142 323 245 33 100.0 70.6 27.1 1.2 0.9 0.1 19,181 1,848 17,333 100.0 9.6 90.4
Vagrancy 1,833 1,388 430 7 7 1 100.0 75.7 23.5 0.4 0.4 0.1 1,391 213 1,178 100.0 15.3 84.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 551,025 392,231 144,774 7,014 4,960 2,046 100.0 71.2 26.3 1.3 0.9 0.4 432,201 62,613 369,588 100.0 14.5 85.5
Suspicion 56 26 30 0 0 0 100.0 46.4 53.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 52 3 49 100.0 5.8 94.2
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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