Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2018

[12,212 agencies; 2018 estimated population 247,752,415]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 7,811,085 165,342 553,620 1,233,717 2,247,841 2.1 7.1 15.8 28.8
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,049 67 694 2,096 3,737 0.7 7.7 23.2 41.3
Rape1 19,093 1,324 3,144 5,255 7,491 6.9 16.5 27.5 39.2
Robbery 67,397 2,615 13,220 24,738 35,607 3.9 19.6 36.7 52.8
Aggravated assault 300,726 7,415 21,225 43,032 81,820 2.5 7.1 14.3 27.2
Burglary 135,918 5,136 16,933 30,982 47,626 3.8 12.5 22.8 35.0
Larceny-theft 682,517 20,058 71,222 139,270 217,480 2.9 10.4 20.4 31.9
Motor vehicle theft 69,502 2,766 11,202 18,172 28,426 4.0 16.1 26.1 40.9
Arson 7,050 803 1,386 1,869 2,471 11.4 19.7 26.5 35.0
Violent crime2 396,265 11,421 38,283 75,121 128,655 2.9 9.7 19.0 32.5
Property crime2 894,987 28,763 100,743 190,293 296,003 3.2 11.3 21.3 33.1
Other assaults 809,050 39,334 95,116 151,467 250,702 4.9 11.8 18.7 31.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 38,128 157 792 4,948 9,666 0.4 2.1 13.0 25.4
Fraud 90,886 840 3,567 10,273 21,136 0.9 3.9 11.3 23.3
Embezzlement 11,278 20 443 2,073 3,834 0.2 3.9 18.4 34.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 70,996 1,524 7,100 14,970 24,228 2.1 10.0 21.1 34.1
Vandalism 137,108 8,939 23,329 36,951 56,194 6.5 17.0 27.0 41.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 127,588 3,744 13,011 27,622 50,619 2.9 10.2 21.6 39.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 23,699 41 199 2,552 6,691 0.2 0.8 10.8 28.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 35,549 2,698 5,719 8,514 11,685 7.6 16.1 24.0 32.9
Drug abuse violations 1,251,852 11,758 68,612 225,237 419,338 0.9 5.5 18.0 33.5
Gambling 2,475 23 134 373 974 0.9 5.4 15.1 39.4
Offenses against the family and children 64,872 893 2,477 5,003 10,673 1.4 3.8 7.7 16.5
Driving under the influence 746,575 102 4,064 40,305 149,476 * 0.5 5.4 20.0
Liquor laws 130,921 2,767 19,922 72,499 81,447 2.1 15.2 55.4 62.2
Drunkenness 252,727 378 2,512 14,911 44,821 0.1 1.0 5.9 17.7
Disorderly conduct 251,182 17,784 44,074 64,450 95,512 7.1 17.5 25.7 38.0
Vagrancy 18,121 145 527 1,361 2,660 0.8 2.9 7.5 14.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,439,500 28,812 106,060 267,821 566,498 1.2 4.3 11.0 23.2
Suspicion 427 14 37 74 130 3.3 8.7 17.3 30.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 16,899 5,185 16,899 16,899 16,899 30.7 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 2 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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Arrests, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2018

  • In 2018, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 28.8 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 32.5 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 33.1 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes.
  • In 2018, 41.3 percent of all persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were under the age of 25.
  • Of all persons arrested for robbery, 52.8 percent were under the age of 25. Nearly 20 percent (19.6) of persons arrested for robbery were juveniles (individuals under age 18).
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 35.0 percent of all persons arrested for burglary in 2018. Juveniles accounted for 12.5 percent of persons arrested for burglary.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 21 accounted for 18.0 percent of drug abuse violations.