Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2018

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

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(12,212 agencies;
population 247,752,415)
Total cities
(8,967 cities;
population 172,802,238)
Group I
(69 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 47,674,339)
Group II
(184 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 27,136,228)
Group III
(409 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 28,755,433)
Group IV
(748 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 25,885,651)
Group V
(1,525 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 24,273,410)
Group VI
(6,032 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,077,177)
Metropolitan counties
(1,440 agencies;
population 55,828,114)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,805 agencies;
population 19,122,063)
Suburban areas1
(6,757 agencies;
population 106,796,972)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 7,810,658 3,152.6 5,660,586 3,275.8 1,370,185 2,874.1 852,057 3,139.9 896,269 3,116.9 807,357 3,118.9 834,564 3,438.2 900,154 4,718.5 1,535,929 2,751.2 614,143 3,211.7 3,099,959 2,902.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,049 3.7 6,719 3.9 3,126 6.6 1,238 4.6 775 2.7 610 2.4 583 2.4 387 2.0 1,755 3.1 575 3.0 2,630 2.5
Rape3 19,093 7.7 13,740 8.0 4,581 9.6 2,126 7.8 2,019 7.0 1,680 6.5 1,730 7.1 1,604 8.4 3,753 6.7 1,600 8.4 6,816 6.4
Robbery 67,397 27.2 56,841 32.9 26,442 55.5 9,672 35.6 8,196 28.5 5,320 20.6 4,228 17.4 2,983 15.6 9,434 16.9 1,122 5.9 18,132 17.0
Aggravated assault 300,726 121.4 228,348 132.1 82,409 172.9 40,809 150.4 36,233 126.0 23,983 92.6 22,744 93.7 22,170 116.2 56,574 101.3 15,804 82.6 99,344 93.0
Burglary 135,918 54.9 101,535 58.8 28,344 59.5 18,030 66.4 17,649 61.4 13,468 52.0 12,750 52.5 11,294 59.2 24,780 44.4 9,603 50.2 48,234 45.2
Larceny-theft 682,517 275.5 564,524 326.7 116,637 244.7 81,848 301.6 94,337 328.1 97,456 376.5 100,262 413.1 73,984 387.8 97,589 174.8 20,404 106.7 269,196 252.1
Motor vehicle theft 69,502 28.1 52,376 30.3 20,576 43.2 9,920 36.6 7,270 25.3 5,056 19.5 4,665 19.2 4,889 25.6 13,191 23.6 3,935 20.6 22,555 21.1
Arson 7,050 2.8 5,042 2.9 1,369 2.9 757 2.8 758 2.6 723 2.8 596 2.5 839 4.4 1,316 2.4 692 3.6 2,531 2.4
Violent crime4 396,265 159.9 305,648 176.9 116,558 244.5 53,845 198.4 47,223 164.2 31,593 122.0 29,285 120.6 27,144 142.3 71,516 128.1 19,101 99.9 126,922 118.8
Property crime4 894,987 361.2 723,477 418.7 166,926 350.1 110,555 407.4 120,014 417.4 116,703 450.8 118,273 487.3 91,006 477.0 136,876 245.2 34,634 181.1 342,516 320.7
Other assaults 809,050 326.6 616,990 357.0 183,831 385.6 98,155 361.7 96,386 335.2 82,761 319.7 80,999 333.7 74,858 392.4 141,785 254.0 50,275 262.9 286,906 268.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 38,128 15.4 28,226 16.3 4,926 10.3 4,462 16.4 4,773 16.6 4,541 17.5 4,674 19.3 4,850 25.4 7,550 13.5 2,352 12.3 16,328 15.3
Fraud 90,886 36.7 66,364 38.4 13,418 28.1 8,908 32.8 10,633 37.0 10,248 39.6 10,321 42.5 12,836 67.3 18,272 32.7 6,250 32.7 38,972 36.5
Embezzlement 11,278 4.6 9,067 5.2 2,318 4.9 1,586 5.8 1,572 5.5 1,499 5.8 1,084 4.5 1,008 5.3 1,766 3.2 445 2.3 4,072 3.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,996 28.7 53,149 30.8 14,919 31.3 8,999 33.2 9,904 34.4 7,252 28.0 6,688 27.6 5,387 28.2 14,190 25.4 3,657 19.1 27,778 26.0
Vandalism 137,108 55.3 107,028 61.9 29,407 61.7 16,103 59.3 17,748 61.7 15,019 58.0 14,783 60.9 13,968 73.2 23,085 41.4 6,995 36.6 49,295 46.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 127,588 51.5 97,680 56.5 39,725 83.3 14,780 54.5 13,099 45.6 10,050 38.8 9,589 39.5 10,437 54.7 23,014 41.2 6,894 36.1 42,873 40.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 23,699 9.6 20,966 12.1 14,451 30.3 3,094 11.4 1,469 5.1 1,057 4.1 589 2.4 306 1.6 2,528 4.5 205 1.1 3,850 3.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 35,549 14.3 25,439 14.7 7,598 15.9 3,687 13.6 4,205 14.6 3,422 13.2 3,138 12.9 3,389 17.8 7,608 13.6 2,502 13.1 14,380 13.5
Drug abuse violations 1,251,852 505.3 888,318 514.1 199,611 418.7 141,740 522.3 148,178 515.3 127,034 490.8 124,261 511.9 147,494 773.1 265,238 475.1 98,296 514.0 526,907 493.4
Gambling 2,475 1.0 1,909 1.1 1,136 2.4 240 0.9 174 0.6 37 0.1 217 0.9 105 0.6 425 0.8 141 0.7 674 0.6
Offenses against the family and children 64,872 26.2 33,590 19.4 5,972 12.5 5,122 18.9 4,993 17.4 5,138 19.8 5,556 22.9 6,809 35.7 23,312 41.8 7,970 41.7 32,385 30.3
Driving under the influence 746,575 301.3 429,437 248.5 89,820 188.4 55,508 204.6 63,374 220.4 65,586 253.4 75,039 309.1 80,110 419.9 201,462 360.9 115,676 604.9 349,935 327.7
Liquor laws 130,921 52.8 103,908 60.1 16,190 34.0 9,987 36.8 13,804 48.0 14,068 54.3 18,310 75.4 31,549 165.4 17,026 30.5 9,987 52.2 53,293 49.9
Drunkenness 252,727 102.0 217,976 126.1 34,576 72.5 35,437 130.6 38,573 134.1 31,695 122.4 32,915 135.6 44,780 234.7 24,559 44.0 10,192 53.3 80,130 75.0
Disorderly conduct 251,182 101.4 206,822 119.7 32,178 67.5 23,951 88.3 31,454 109.4 33,374 128.9 37,097 152.8 48,768 255.6 30,511 54.7 13,849 72.4 100,631 94.2
Vagrancy 18,121 7.3 16,254 9.4 7,063 14.8 3,493 12.9 2,316 8.1 1,472 5.7 947 3.9 963 5.0 1,557 2.8 310 1.6 3,619 3.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,439,500 984.7 1,692,876 979.7 382,918 803.2 250,878 924.5 264,619 920.2 242,971 938.6 258,757 1,066.0 292,733 1,534.5 522,443 935.8 224,181 1,172.4 993,863 930.6
Suspicion 427 0.2 165 0.1 12 * 0 0.0 4 * 16 0.1 22 0.1 111 0.6 240 0.4 22 0.1 292 0.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 16,899 6.8 15,462 8.9 6,644 13.9 1,527 5.6 1,758 6.1 1,837 7.1 2,042 8.4 1,654 8.7 1,206 2.2 231 1.2 4,630 4.3
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 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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