Table 50

Arrest Trends

Metropolitan Counties, 2017–2018

[1,296 agencies; 2018 estimated population 48,986,577; 2017 estimated population 48,991,999]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
TOTAL1 1,412,921 1,395,666 -1.2 89,517 80,653 -9.9 1,323,404 1,315,013 -0.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,614 1,492 -7.6 84 103 +22.6 1,530 1,389 -9.2
Rape2 3,340 3,420 +2.4 595 628 +5.5 2,745 2,792 +1.7
Robbery 9,011 8,272 -8.2 1,791 1,680 -6.2 7,220 6,592 -8.7
Aggravated assault 49,933 50,468 +1.1 3,466 3,491 +0.7 46,467 46,977 +1.1
Burglary 24,838 21,802 -12.2 3,420 2,495 -27.0 21,418 19,307 -9.9
Larceny-theft 90,480 85,738 -5.2 11,347 8,861 -21.9 79,133 76,877 -2.9
Motor vehicle theft 12,527 12,156 -3.0 1,537 1,420 -7.6 10,990 10,736 -2.3
Arson 1,135 1,182 +4.1 243 237 -2.5 892 945 +5.9
Violent crime3 63,898 63,652 -0.4 5,936 5,902 -0.6 57,962 57,750 -0.4
Property crime3 128,980 120,878 -6.3 16,547 13,013 -21.4 112,433 107,865 -4.1
Other assaults 127,962 125,481 -1.9 17,003 16,970 -0.2 110,959 108,511 -2.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 7,528 6,750 -10.3 142 111 -21.8 7,386 6,639 -10.1
Fraud 16,962 15,917 -6.2 460 408 -11.3 16,502 15,509 -6.0
Embezzlement 1,912 1,605 -16.1 46 41 -10.9 1,866 1,564 -16.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 12,950 12,456 -3.8 898 806 -10.2 12,052 11,650 -3.3
Vandalism 21,724 20,096 -7.5 4,484 3,399 -24.2 17,240 16,697 -3.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 20,268 20,492 +1.1 2,044 1,851 -9.4 18,224 18,641 +2.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,746 2,018 -26.5 28 33 +17.9 2,718 1,985 -27.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 6,924 6,634 -4.2 1,187 1,046 -11.9 5,737 5,588 -2.6
Drug abuse violations 237,224 240,586 +1.4 11,910 11,081 -7.0 225,314 229,505 +1.9
Gambling 477 414 -13.2 26 17 -34.6 451 397 -12.0
Offenses against the family and children 22,650 21,464 -5.2 549 452 -17.7 22,101 21,012 -4.9
Driving under the influence 186,883 190,174 +1.8 860 822 -4.4 186,023 189,352 +1.8
Liquor laws 19,223 15,562 -19.0 3,970 3,013 -24.1 15,253 12,549 -17.7
Drunkenness 23,240 22,893 -1.5 284 243 -14.4 22,956 22,650 -1.3
Disorderly conduct 27,365 26,200 -4.3 5,633 5,199 -7.7 21,732 21,001 -3.4
Vagrancy 1,604 1,492 -7.0 80 68 -15.0 1,524 1,424 -6.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 481,097 479,827 -0.3 16,126 15,103 -6.3 464,971 464,724 -0.1
Suspicion 80 238 +197.5 24 4 -83.3 56 234 +317.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,304 1,075 -17.6 1,304 1,075 -17.6 - - -
  • 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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