Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2017–2018

[11,266 agencies; 2018 estimated population 229,276,004; 2017 estimated population 228,289,680]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
TOTAL1 7,427,239 7,220,062 -2.8 163,830 152,066 -7.2 571,974 508,863 -11.0 6,855,265 6,711,199 -2.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,243 7,938 -3.7 59 62 +5.1 574 607 +5.7 7,669 7,331 -4.4
Rape2 17,504 17,685 +1.0 1,257 1,218 -3.1 3,100 2,952 -4.8 14,404 14,733 +2.3
Robbery 67,408 61,807 -8.3 2,653 2,413 -9.0 13,650 12,032 -11.9 53,758 49,775 -7.4
Aggravated assault 275,694 282,259 +2.4 6,510 6,852 +5.3 19,752 19,601 -0.8 255,942 262,658 +2.6
Burglary 141,240 126,738 -10.3 6,743 4,744 -29.6 21,444 15,731 -26.6 119,796 111,007 -7.3
Larceny-theft 673,239 625,591 -7.1 23,750 18,406 -22.5 83,888 65,027 -22.5 589,351 560,564 -4.9
Motor vehicle theft 62,303 62,107 -0.3 2,434 2,448 +0.6 10,188 9,823 -3.6 52,115 52,284 +0.3
Arson 6,545 6,502 -0.7 924 737 -20.2 1,628 1,266 -22.2 4,917 5,236 +6.5
Violent crime3 368,849 369,689 +0.2 10,479 10,545 +0.6 37,076 35,192 -5.1 331,773 334,497 +0.8
Property crime3 883,327 820,938 -7.1 33,851 26,335 -22.2 117,148 91,847 -21.6 766,179 729,091 -4.8
Other assaults 750,294 741,767 -1.1 34,858 35,776 +2.6 87,979 86,788 -1.4 662,315 654,979 -1.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 39,060 35,454 -9.2 122 117 -4.1 856 697 -18.6 38,204 34,757 -9.0
Fraud 86,445 83,016 -4.0 681 787 +15.6 3,434 3,328 -3.1 83,011 79,688 -4.0
Embezzlement 11,624 10,641 -8.5 36 18 -50.0 466 418 -10.3 11,158 10,223 -8.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,878 66,168 -3.9 1,549 1,415 -8.7 7,367 6,601 -10.4 61,511 59,567 -3.2
Vandalism 133,899 125,764 -6.1 10,633 8,167 -23.2 26,361 21,395 -18.8 107,538 104,369 -2.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 113,645 113,457 -0.2 3,871 3,405 -12.0 12,618 11,572 -8.3 101,027 101,885 +0.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 26,609 22,642 -14.9 30 40 +33.3 231 188 -18.6 26,378 22,454 -14.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 33,899 32,892 -3.0 2,872 2,510 -12.6 5,819 5,289 -9.1 28,080 27,603 -1.7
Drug abuse violations 1,155,123 1,158,206 +0.3 10,143 10,690 +5.4 67,060 62,645 -6.6 1,088,063 1,095,561 +0.7
Gambling 1,825 1,568 -14.1 23 13 -43.5 126 78 -38.1 1,699 1,490 -12.3
Offenses against the family and children 61,942 58,839 -5.0 915 803 -12.2 2,638 2,204 -16.5 59,304 56,635 -4.5
Driving under the influence 706,281 699,996 -0.9 69 85 +23.2 4,176 3,740 -10.4 702,105 696,256 -0.8
Liquor laws 145,918 120,100 -17.7 2,815 2,560 -9.1 24,014 18,601 -22.5 121,904 101,499 -16.7
Drunkenness 260,437 239,165 -8.2 367 366 -0.3 2,944 2,426 -17.6 257,493 236,739 -8.1
Disorderly conduct 248,063 231,647 -6.6 17,413 16,648 -4.4 44,159 40,995 -7.2 203,904 190,652 -6.5
Vagrancy 17,005 17,634 +3.7 130 133 +2.3 521 496 -4.8 16,484 17,138 +4.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,291,672 2,254,222 -1.6 26,302 26,657 +1.3 104,537 98,106 -6.2 2,187,135 2,156,116 -1.4
Suspicion 380 413 +8.7 14 13 -7.1 55 34 -38.2 325 379 +16.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 22,444 16,257 -27.6 6,671 4,996 -25.1 22,444 16,257 -27.6 - - -
  • 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.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2017–2018

  • The number of persons arrested in 2018 decreased 2.8 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2017. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2018 decreased 11.0 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes increased 0.2 percent from 2017 to 2018. When compared with data from 2017, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes decreased 5.1 percent.
  • The number of arrests for murder dropped 3.7 percent when comparing 2018 arrest data with 2017 arrest data. However, the number of juveniles arrested for murder rose 5.7 percent.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2018 decreased 4.8 percent when compared with 2017 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 21.6 percent.