Table 33

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2009–2018

[10,141 agencies; 2018 estimated population 209,206,684; 2009 estimated population 196,617,314]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2009 2018 Percent
change
2009 2018 Percent
change
2009 2018 Percent
change
2009 2018 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,284,503 4,763,534 -24.2 799,297 329,320 -58.8 2,135,840 1,813,120 -15.1 336,272 142,321 -57.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,300 5,900 -6.3 597 469 -21.4 790 864 +9.4 53 57 +7.5
Rape2 13,091 14,969 1,966 2,494 192 513 44 106
Robbery 64,091 42,598 -33.5 15,866 8,561 -46.0 8,800 7,750 -11.9 1,801 1,098 -39.0
Aggravated assault 205,956 187,323 -9.0 23,289 12,817 -45.0 57,824 58,016 +0.3 7,571 4,929 -34.9
Burglary 160,887 90,292 -43.9 41,783 12,240 -70.7 30,016 22,450 -25.2 5,763 1,881 -67.4
Larceny-theft 475,041 334,964 -29.5 113,101 37,848 -66.5 379,229 249,609 -34.2 95,886 24,673 -74.3
Motor vehicle theft 39,067 41,766 +6.9 9,387 6,954 -25.9 8,601 12,465 +44.9 2,016 1,593 -21.0
Arson 6,613 4,703 -28.9 3,148 1,009 -67.9 1,318 1,338 +1.5 479 195 -59.3
Violent crime3 289,438 250,790 -13.4 41,718 24,341 -41.7 67,606 67,143 -0.7 9,469 6,190 -34.6
Property crime3 681,608 471,725 -30.8 167,419 58,051 -65.3 419,164 285,862 -31.8 104,144 28,342 -72.8
Other assaults 599,675 473,643 -21.0 90,384 50,775 -43.8 213,355 193,500 -9.3 47,058 29,813 -36.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,995 22,118 -33.0 999 584 -41.5 19,869 11,414 -42.6 405 146 -64.0
Fraud 77,280 48,661 -37.0 2,750 1,645 -40.2 58,866 28,590 -51.4 1,488 812 -45.4
Embezzlement 5,908 4,767 -19.3 233 237 +1.7 6,133 4,893 -20.2 173 154 -11.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 51,747 47,553 -8.1 9,642 4,995 -48.2 12,598 13,510 +7.2 1,930 976 -49.4
Vandalism 140,025 89,064 -36.4 50,186 16,752 -66.6 30,302 26,429 -12.8 7,932 3,850 -51.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 91,038 87,684 -3.7 19,028 9,085 -52.3 8,104 9,603 +18.5 2,145 1,213 -43.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 9,647 6,076 -37.0 166 69 -58.4 20,305 8,160 -59.8 515 51 -90.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 43,022 27,395 -36.3 7,730 4,467 -42.2 3,495 2,052 -41.3 939 525 -44.1
Drug abuse violations 801,150 800,512 -0.1 87,932 44,145 -49.8 192,780 269,232 +39.7 17,591 15,453 -12.2
Gambling 2,524 1,137 -55.0 303 70 -76.9 530 349 -34.2 9 9 +0.0
Offenses against the family and children 52,838 39,025 -26.1 2,027 1,327 -34.5 18,272 16,701 -8.6 1,149 841 -26.8
Driving under the influence 717,056 467,501 -34.8 6,807 2,589 -62.0 212,134 161,153 -24.0 2,264 879 -61.2
Liquor laws 260,650 77,771 -70.2 46,414 10,487 -77.4 108,268 34,883 -67.8 29,592 7,776 -73.7
Drunkenness 320,752 171,787 -46.4 7,128 1,555 -78.2 65,975 46,439 -29.6 2,450 708 -71.1
Disorderly conduct 294,293 150,010 -49.0 71,145 24,498 -65.6 110,993 63,552 -42.7 35,383 13,650 -61.4
Vagrancy 10,759 10,077 -6.3 699 358 -48.8 2,978 3,412 +14.6 202 110 -45.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,768,112 1,508,647 -14.7 152,601 65,699 -56.9 547,270 562,389 +2.8 54,591 26,969 -50.6
Suspicion 520 250 -51.9 71 20 -71.8 145 80 -44.8 15 9 -40.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 33,986 7,591 -77.7 33,986 7,591 -77.7 16,843 3,854 -77.1 16,843 3,854 -77.1
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2009 rape figures are based on the legacy definition, and the 2018 rape figures are aggregate totals based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. For this reason, a percent change is not provided.
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2009–2018

  • In 2018, the number of males arrested declined 24.2 percent when compared with data for 2009; the number of females arrested fell 15.1 percent for the same comparison period.
  • Arrests of juvenile (persons under age 18) males dropped 58.8 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 57.7 percent when data for 2018 were compared with statistics for 2009.
  • The number of males arrested for violent crimes in 2018 decreased 13.4 percent from the number arrested in 2009. The number of females arrested for violent crimes decreased 0.7 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes declined for both genders in 2018 when compared with data for 2009. The number of arrests of juvenile males decreased 41.7 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females dropped 34.6 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2018 declined 30.8 percent from the number arrested in 2009, and the number of females arrested for property crimes fell 31.8 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males and juvenile females for property crimes decreased 65.3 percent and 72.8 percent, respectively, when data for 2018 were compared with data for 2009.
  • The only increase in arrests of males was a 6.9 percent increase for motor vehicle theft. Arrests of females rose in nine categories. The greatest increases in arrests of females were for motor vehicle theft, 44.9 percent; drug abuse violations, 39.7 percent; weapons (carrying, possessing, etc.), 18.5 percent; and vagrancy, 14.6 percent. Among juveniles, the only increases in arrests were for males under 18 arrested for embezzlement, 1.7 percent; and females under 18 arrested for murder, 7.5 percent.