Table 49

Arrests

Cities

by Race and Ethnicity, 2018

[8,967 agencies; 2018 estimated population 172,802,238]

Table 49A

Total arrests Percent distribution1 Total arrests Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 5,583,383 3,734,292 1,633,054 131,935 70,285 13,817 100.0 66.9 29.2 2.4 1.3 0.2 4,676,763 938,341 3,738,422 100.0 20.1 79.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,634 2,590 3,859 81 80 24 100.0 39.0 58.2 1.2 1.2 0.4 5,261 1,135 4,126 100.0 21.6 78.4
Rape3 13,501 8,615 4,411 196 247 32 100.0 63.8 32.7 1.5 1.8 0.2 11,262 3,249 8,013 100.0 28.8 71.2
Robbery 56,271 24,076 30,825 564 572 234 100.0 42.8 54.8 1.0 1.0 0.4 48,355 11,293 37,062 100.0 23.4 76.6
Aggravated assault 226,099 133,219 82,137 5,343 4,286 1,114 100.0 58.9 36.3 2.4 1.9 0.5 197,457 53,914 143,543 100.0 27.3 72.7
Burglary 100,385 65,323 32,391 1,219 1,192 260 100.0 65.1 32.3 1.2 1.2 0.3 87,245 19,925 67,320 100.0 22.8 77.2
Larceny-theft 553,430 368,898 166,338 10,939 6,060 1,195 100.0 66.7 30.1 2.0 1.1 0.2 450,681 69,393 381,288 100.0 15.4 84.6
Motor vehicle theft 51,994 31,413 18,922 900 666 93 100.0 60.4 36.4 1.7 1.3 0.2 42,216 11,377 30,839 100.0 26.9 73.1
Arson 4,959 3,383 1,364 104 84 24 100.0 68.2 27.5 2.1 1.7 0.5 4,147 814 3,333 100.0 19.6 80.4
Violent crime4 302,505 168,500 121,232 6,184 5,185 1,404 100.0 55.7 40.1 2.0 1.7 0.5 262,335 69,591 192,744 100.0 26.5 73.5
Property crime4 710,768 469,017 219,015 13,162 8,002 1,572 100.0 66.0 30.8 1.9 1.1 0.2 584,289 101,509 482,780 100.0 17.4 82.6
Other assaults 604,982 371,588 210,116 12,589 8,721 1,968 100.0 61.4 34.7 2.1 1.4 0.3 502,875 105,992 396,883 100.0 21.1 78.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 27,900 18,518 8,640 274 411 57 100.0 66.4 31.0 1.0 1.5 0.2 23,930 4,177 19,753 100.0 17.5 82.5
Fraud 65,376 41,534 21,728 1,156 833 125 100.0 63.5 33.2 1.8 1.3 0.2 55,586 7,704 47,882 100.0 13.9 86.1
Embezzlement 8,987 5,439 3,292 112 131 13 100.0 60.5 36.6 1.2 1.5 0.1 7,483 1,063 6,420 100.0 14.2 85.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 52,172 31,664 18,815 701 679 313 100.0 60.7 36.1 1.3 1.3 0.6 43,794 9,074 34,720 100.0 20.7 79.3
Vandalism 105,051 68,936 32,184 2,458 1,281 192 100.0 65.6 30.6 2.3 1.2 0.2 88,167 18,331 69,836 100.0 20.8 79.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 96,666 49,899 44,577 779 1,122 289 100.0 51.6 46.1 0.8 1.2 0.3 77,633 19,266 58,367 100.0 24.8 75.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,789 11,421 8,168 81 1,064 55 100.0 54.9 39.3 0.4 5.1 0.3 19,343 4,010 15,333 100.0 20.7 79.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 25,136 17,460 6,507 475 624 70 100.0 69.5 25.9 1.9 2.5 0.3 21,372 5,879 15,493 100.0 27.5 72.5
Drug abuse violations 875,127 607,647 245,844 10,119 9,827 1,690 100.0 69.4 28.1 1.2 1.1 0.2 757,303 165,291 592,012 100.0 21.8 78.2
Gambling 1,902 677 1,076 8 131 10 100.0 35.6 56.6 0.4 6.9 0.5 1,016 234 782 100.0 23.0 77.0
Offenses against the family and children 33,207 21,800 9,347 1,638 387 35 100.0 65.6 28.1 4.9 1.2 0.1 26,894 3,915 22,979 100.0 14.6 85.4
Driving under the influence 423,592 342,123 62,752 8,826 7,929 1,962 100.0 80.8 14.8 2.1 1.9 0.5 359,971 91,364 268,607 100.0 25.4 74.6
Liquor laws 102,053 78,607 15,543 6,250 1,525 128 100.0 77.0 15.2 6.1 1.5 0.1 82,999 12,894 70,105 100.0 15.5 84.5
Drunkenness 216,892 163,662 33,622 16,787 2,436 385 100.0 75.5 15.5 7.7 1.1 0.2 201,622 45,479 156,143 100.0 22.6 77.4
Disorderly conduct 204,745 127,660 66,622 8,580 1,652 231 100.0 62.4 32.5 4.2 0.8 0.1 155,726 21,842 133,884 100.0 14.0 86.0
Vagrancy 16,187 11,476 3,982 457 249 23 100.0 70.9 24.6 2.8 1.5 0.1 15,093 2,268 12,825 100.0 15.0 85.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,673,879 1,118,228 493,420 40,997 17,947 3,287 100.0 66.8 29.5 2.4 1.1 0.2 1,375,605 245,572 1,130,033 100.0 17.9 82.1
Suspicion 172 64 43 65 0 0 100.0 37.2 25.0 37.8 0.0 0.0 149 6 143 100.0 4.0 96.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 15,295 8,372 6,529 237 149 8 100.0 54.7 42.7 1.5 1.0 0.1 13,578 2,880 10,698 100.0 21.2 78.8
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 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.

Table 49B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1 Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 429,648 262,293 152,984 8,475 4,829 1,067 100.0 61.0 35.6 2.0 1.1 0.2 355,783 86,687 269,096 100.0 24.4 75.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 528 194 323 5 3 3 100.0 36.7 61.2 0.9 0.6 0.6 433 119 314 100.0 27.5 72.5
Rape3 2,134 1,382 704 21 22 5 100.0 64.8 33.0 1.0 1.0 0.2 1,781 440 1,341 100.0 24.7 75.3
Robbery 11,086 3,777 7,084 60 108 57 100.0 34.1 63.9 0.5 1.0 0.5 9,549 2,466 7,083 100.0 25.8 74.2
Aggravated assault 16,182 8,953 6,662 289 223 55 100.0 55.3 41.2 1.8 1.4 0.3 14,104 4,247 9,857 100.0 30.1 69.9
Burglary 12,965 6,887 5,706 205 131 36 100.0 53.1 44.0 1.6 1.0 0.3 10,581 2,841 7,740 100.0 26.9 73.1
Larceny-theft 58,355 33,053 23,213 1,051 853 185 100.0 56.6 39.8 1.8 1.5 0.3 47,194 9,912 37,282 100.0 21.0 79.0
Motor vehicle theft 9,119 3,831 5,033 168 71 16 100.0 42.0 55.2 1.8 0.8 0.2 7,138 1,829 5,309 100.0 25.6 74.4
Arson 1,017 694 285 18 16 4 100.0 68.2 28.0 1.8 1.6 0.4 860 171 689 100.0 19.9 80.1
Violent crime4 29,930 14,306 14,773 375 356 120 100.0 47.8 49.4 1.3 1.2 0.4 25,867 7,272 18,595 100.0 28.1 71.9
Property crime4 81,456 44,465 34,237 1,442 1,071 241 100.0 54.6 42.0 1.8 1.3 0.3 65,773 14,753 51,020 100.0 22.4 77.6
Other assaults 69,750 40,893 26,738 1,197 697 225 100.0 58.6 38.3 1.7 1.0 0.3 59,309 15,171 44,138 100.0 25.6 74.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 634 340 275 6 10 3 100.0 53.6 43.4 0.9 1.6 0.5 510 102 408 100.0 20.0 80.0
Fraud 2,945 1,110 1,740 56 35 4 100.0 37.7 59.1 1.9 1.2 0.1 2,616 376 2,240 100.0 14.4 85.6
Embezzlement 388 201 169 4 12 2 100.0 51.8 43.6 1.0 3.1 0.5 331 69 262 100.0 20.8 79.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 5,789 2,106 3,494 63 84 42 100.0 36.4 60.4 1.1 1.5 0.7 4,847 1,060 3,787 100.0 21.9 78.1
Vandalism 17,850 11,986 5,269 409 165 21 100.0 67.1 29.5 2.3 0.9 0.1 15,262 3,461 11,801 100.0 22.7 77.3
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 10,379 5,601 4,481 109 158 30 100.0 54.0 43.2 1.1 1.5 0.3 8,618 2,901 5,717 100.0 33.7 66.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 155 88 64 1 1 1 100.0 56.8 41.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 148 31 117 100.0 20.9 79.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 3,970 2,861 985 33 75 16 100.0 72.1 24.8 0.8 1.9 0.4 3,388 895 2,493 100.0 26.4 73.6
Drug abuse violations 51,423 37,600 11,822 1,154 693 154 100.0 73.1 23.0 2.2 1.3 0.3 43,956 12,814 31,142 100.0 29.2 70.8
Gambling 116 28 87 1 0 0 100.0 24.1 75.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 60 9 51 100.0 15.0 85.0
Offenses against the family and children 1,854 1,220 459 160 14 1 100.0 65.8 24.8 8.6 0.8 0.1 1,486 241 1,245 100.0 16.2 83.8
Driving under the influence 2,487 2,149 181 103 45 9 100.0 86.4 7.3 4.1 1.8 0.4 2,082 637 1,445 100.0 30.6 69.4
Liquor laws 14,324 12,307 1,015 795 184 23 100.0 85.9 7.1 5.6 1.3 0.2 12,026 2,488 9,538 100.0 20.7 79.3
Drunkenness 2,123 1,683 275 133 28 4 100.0 79.3 13.0 6.3 1.3 0.2 2,009 782 1,227 100.0 38.9 61.1
Disorderly conduct 35,866 19,891 14,983 719 243 30 100.0 55.5 41.8 2.0 0.7 0.1 27,354 5,473 21,881 100.0 20.0 80.0
Vagrancy 418 206 199 8 3 2 100.0 49.3 47.6 1.9 0.7 0.5 360 73 287 100.0 20.3 79.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 82,464 54,862 25,199 1,466 806 131 100.0 66.5 30.6 1.8 1.0 0.2 66,183 15,197 50,986 100.0 23.0 77.0
Suspicion 32 18 10 4 0 0 100.0 56.3 31.3 12.5 0.0 0.0 20 2 18 100.0 10.0 90.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 15,295 8,372 6,529 237 149 8 100.0 54.7 42.7 1.5 1.0 0.1 13,578 2,880 10,698 100.0 21.2 78.8
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 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.

Table 49C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1 Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 5,153,735 3,471,999 1,480,070 123,460 65,456 12,750 100.0 67.4 28.7 2.4 1.3 0.2 4,320,980 851,654 3,469,326 100.0 19.7 80.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,106 2,396 3,536 76 77 21 100.0 39.2 57.9 1.2 1.3 0.3 4,828 1,016 3,812 100.0 21.0 79.0
Rape3 11,367 7,233 3,707 175 225 27 100.0 63.6 32.6 1.5 2.0 0.2 9,481 2,809 6,672 100.0 29.6 70.4
Robbery 45,185 20,299 23,741 504 464 177 100.0 44.9 52.5 1.1 1.0 0.4 38,806 8,827 29,979 100.0 22.7 77.3
Aggravated assault 209,917 124,266 75,475 5,054 4,063 1,059 100.0 59.2 36.0 2.4 1.9 0.5 183,353 49,667 133,686 100.0 27.1 72.9
Burglary 87,420 58,436 26,685 1,014 1,061 224 100.0 66.8 30.5 1.2 1.2 0.3 76,664 17,084 59,580 100.0 22.3 77.7
Larceny-theft 495,075 335,845 143,125 9,888 5,207 1,010 100.0 67.8 28.9 2.0 1.1 0.2 403,487 59,481 344,006 100.0 14.7 85.3
Motor vehicle theft 42,875 27,582 13,889 732 595 77 100.0 64.3 32.4 1.7 1.4 0.2 35,078 9,548 25,530 100.0 27.2 72.8
Arson 3,942 2,689 1,079 86 68 20 100.0 68.2 27.4 2.2 1.7 0.5 3,287 643 2,644 100.0 19.6 80.4
Violent crime4 272,575 154,194 106,459 5,809 4,829 1,284 100.0 56.6 39.1 2.1 1.8 0.5 236,468 62,319 174,149 100.0 26.4 73.6
Property crime4 629,312 424,552 184,778 11,720 6,931 1,331 100.0 67.5 29.4 1.9 1.1 0.2 518,516 86,756 431,760 100.0 16.7 83.3
Other assaults 535,232 330,695 183,378 11,392 8,024 1,743 100.0 61.8 34.3 2.1 1.5 0.3 443,566 90,821 352,745 100.0 20.5 79.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 27,266 18,178 8,365 268 401 54 100.0 66.7 30.7 1.0 1.5 0.2 23,420 4,075 19,345 100.0 17.4 82.6
Fraud 62,431 40,424 19,988 1,100 798 121 100.0 64.7 32.0 1.8 1.3 0.2 52,970 7,328 45,642 100.0 13.8 86.2
Embezzlement 8,599 5,238 3,123 108 119 11 100.0 60.9 36.3 1.3 1.4 0.1 7,152 994 6,158 100.0 13.9 86.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 46,383 29,558 15,321 638 595 271 100.0 63.7 33.0 1.4 1.3 0.6 38,947 8,014 30,933 100.0 20.6 79.4
Vandalism 87,201 56,950 26,915 2,049 1,116 171 100.0 65.3 30.9 2.3 1.3 0.2 72,905 14,870 58,035 100.0 20.4 79.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 86,287 44,298 40,096 670 964 259 100.0 51.3 46.5 0.8 1.1 0.3 69,015 16,365 52,650 100.0 23.7 76.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,634 11,333 8,104 80 1,063 54 100.0 54.9 39.3 0.4 5.2 0.3 19,195 3,979 15,216 100.0 20.7 79.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 21,166 14,599 5,522 442 549 54 100.0 69.0 26.1 2.1 2.6 0.3 17,984 4,984 13,000 100.0 27.7 72.3
Drug abuse violations 823,704 570,047 234,022 8,965 9,134 1,536 100.0 69.2 28.4 1.1 1.1 0.2 713,347 152,477 560,870 100.0 21.4 78.6
Gambling 1,786 649 989 7 131 10 100.0 36.3 55.4 0.4 7.3 0.6 956 225 731 100.0 23.5 76.5
Offenses against the family and children 31,353 20,580 8,888 1,478 373 34 100.0 65.6 28.3 4.7 1.2 0.1 25,408 3,674 21,734 100.0 14.5 85.5
Driving under the influence 421,105 339,974 62,571 8,723 7,884 1,953 100.0 80.7 14.9 2.1 1.9 0.5 357,889 90,727 267,162 100.0 25.4 74.6
Liquor laws 87,729 66,300 14,528 5,455 1,341 105 100.0 75.6 16.6 6.2 1.5 0.1 70,973 10,406 60,567 100.0 14.7 85.3
Drunkenness 214,769 161,979 33,347 16,654 2,408 381 100.0 75.4 15.5 7.8 1.1 0.2 199,613 44,697 154,916 100.0 22.4 77.6
Disorderly conduct 168,879 107,769 51,639 7,861 1,409 201 100.0 63.8 30.6 4.7 0.8 0.1 128,372 16,369 112,003 100.0 12.8 87.2
Vagrancy 15,769 11,270 3,783 449 246 21 100.0 71.5 24.0 2.8 1.6 0.1 14,733 2,195 12,538 100.0 14.9 85.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,591,415 1,063,366 468,221 39,531 17,141 3,156 100.0 66.8 29.4 2.5 1.1 0.2 1,309,422 230,375 1,079,047 100.0 17.6 82.4
Suspicion 140 46 33 61 0 0 100.0 32.9 23.6 43.6 0.0 0.0 129 4 125 100.0 3.1 96.9
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 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.

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