Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2018

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(12,212 agencies;
population 247,752,415)
Northeast
(3,227 agencies;
population 43,716,119)
Midwest
(2,911 agencies;
population 46,866,740)
South
(4,237 agencies;
population 84,035,509)
West
(1,837 agencies;
population 73,134,047)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 7,810,658 3,152.6 1,141,267 2,610.6 1,420,211 3,030.3 2,925,659 3,481.5 2,323,521 3,177.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,049 3.7 944 2.2 1,839 3.9 3,766 4.5 2,500 3.4
Rape2 19,093 7.7 3,178 7.3 4,455 9.5 5,998 7.1 5,462 7.5
Robbery 67,397 27.2 10,334 23.6 10,278 21.9 21,405 25.5 25,380 34.7
Aggravated assault 300,726 121.4 36,932 84.5 43,345 92.5 90,078 107.2 130,371 178.3
Burglary 135,918 54.9 17,148 39.2 17,501 37.3 46,725 55.6 54,544 74.6
Larceny-theft 682,517 275.5 116,467 266.4 139,080 296.8 266,500 317.1 160,470 219.4
Motor vehicle theft 69,502 28.1 6,736 15.4 13,947 29.8 20,019 23.8 28,800 39.4
Arson 7,050 2.8 954 2.2 1,161 2.5 2,032 2.4 2,903 4.0
Violent crime3 396,265 159.9 51,388 117.5 59,917 127.8 121,247 144.3 163,713 223.9
Property crime3 894,987 361.2 141,305 323.2 171,689 366.3 335,276 399.0 246,717 337.3
Other assaults 809,050 326.6 135,286 309.5 154,241 329.1 307,823 366.3 211,700 289.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 38,128 15.4 6,689 15.3 6,486 13.8 15,957 19.0 8,996 12.3
Fraud 90,886 36.7 19,536 44.7 17,795 38.0 36,019 42.9 17,536 24.0
Embezzlement 11,278 4.6 1,207 2.8 2,158 4.6 5,330 6.3 2,583 3.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,996 28.7 9,302 21.3 12,282 26.2 22,977 27.3 26,435 36.1
Vandalism 137,108 55.3 28,619 65.5 24,394 52.0 35,264 42.0 48,831 66.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 127,588 51.5 13,517 30.9 28,123 60.0 43,719 52.0 42,229 57.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 23,699 9.6 2,951 6.8 2,319 4.9 7,291 8.7 11,138 15.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 35,549 14.3 5,967 13.6 6,048 12.9 9,348 11.1 14,186 19.4
Drug abuse violations 1,251,852 505.3 207,890 475.5 221,389 472.4 474,492 564.6 348,081 475.9
Gambling 2,475 1.0 150 0.3 851 1.8 877 1.0 597 0.8
Offenses against the family and children 64,872 26.2 12,720 29.1 11,956 25.5 28,977 34.5 11,219 15.3
Driving under the influence 746,575 301.3 117,749 269.3 131,207 280.0 244,559 291.0 253,060 346.0
Liquor laws 130,921 52.8 14,848 34.0 42,388 90.4 35,241 41.9 38,444 52.6
Drunkenness 252,727 102.0 28,881 66.1 10,102 21.6 136,644 162.6 77,100 105.4
Disorderly conduct 251,182 101.4 64,884 148.4 75,847 161.8 65,126 77.5 45,325 62.0
Vagrancy 18,121 7.3 1,155 2.6 2,355 5.0 2,606 3.1 12,005 16.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,439,500 984.7 272,047 622.3 435,153 928.5 992,362 1,180.9 739,938 1,011.8
Suspicion 427 0.2 7 * 34 0.1 298 0.4 88 0.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 16,899 6.8 5,176 11.8 3,511 7.5 4,524 5.4 3,688 5.0
  • 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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