Table 51

Arrest Trends

Metropolitan Counties

by Sex, 2017–2018

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent
change
2017 2018 Percent change
TOTAL1 1,044,624 1,028,780 -1.5 64,382 57,321 -11.0 368,297 366,886 -0.4 25,135 23,332 -7.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,398 1,309 -6.4 80 83 +3.8 216 183 -15.3 4 20 +400.0
Rape2 3,257 3,321 +2.0 581 609 +4.8 83 99 +19.3 14 19 +35.7
Robbery 7,729 7,036 -9.0 1,613 1,490 -7.6 1,282 1,236 -3.6 178 190 +6.7
Aggravated assault 39,014 39,304 +0.7 2,545 2,546 * 10,919 11,164 +2.2 921 945 +2.6
Burglary 20,332 17,712 -12.9 3,035 2,205 -27.3 4,506 4,090 -9.2 385 290 -24.7
Larceny-theft 54,532 50,207 -7.9 7,397 5,439 -26.5 35,948 35,531 -1.2 3,950 3,422 -13.4
Motor vehicle theft 9,790 9,348 -4.5 1,257 1,156 -8.0 2,737 2,808 +2.6 280 264 -5.7
Arson 931 929 -0.2 211 199 -5.7 204 253 +24.0 32 38 +18.8
Violent crime3 51,398 50,970 -0.8 4,819 4,728 -1.9 12,500 12,682 +1.5 1,117 1,174 +5.1
Property crime3 85,585 78,196 -8.6 11,900 8,999 -24.4 43,395 42,682 -1.6 4,647 4,014 -13.6
Other assaults 92,026 89,831 -2.4 10,941 10,881 -0.5 35,936 35,650 -0.8 6,062 6,089 +0.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 4,998 4,453 -10.9 109 93 -14.7 2,530 2,297 -9.2 33 18 -45.5
Fraud 10,883 10,230 -6.0 308 266 -13.6 6,079 5,687 -6.4 152 142 -6.6
Embezzlement 987 864 -12.5 26 28 +7.7 925 741 -19.9 20 13 -35.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 10,144 9,813 -3.3 742 666 -10.2 2,806 2,643 -5.8 156 140 -10.3
Vandalism 17,084 15,722 -8.0 3,676 2,789 -24.1 4,640 4,374 -5.7 808 610 -24.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 18,213 18,395 +1.0 1,772 1,592 -10.2 2,055 2,097 +2.0 272 259 -4.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 1,530 1,067 -30.3 14 21 +50.0 1,216 951 -21.8 14 12 -14.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 6,520 6,219 -4.6 1,080 950 -12.0 404 415 +2.7 107 96 -10.3
Drug abuse violations 178,584 180,039 +0.8 9,072 8,323 -8.3 58,640 60,547 +3.3 2,838 2,758 -2.8
Gambling 364 317 -12.9 20 15 -25.0 113 97 -14.2 6 2 -66.7
Offenses against the family and children 17,570 16,530 -5.9 348 305 -12.4 5,080 4,934 -2.9 201 147 -26.9
Driving under the influence 140,495 142,946 +1.7 666 634 -4.8 46,388 47,228 +1.8 194 188 -3.1
Liquor laws 13,100 10,726 -18.1 2,328 1,740 -25.3 6,123 4,836 -21.0 1,642 1,273 -22.5
Drunkenness 18,342 17,837 -2.8 189 153 -19.0 4,898 5,056 +3.2 95 90 -5.3
Disorderly conduct 19,269 18,691 -3.0 3,655 3,432 -6.1 8,096 7,509 -7.3 1,978 1,767 -10.7
Vagrancy 1,202 1,096 -8.8 63 45 -28.6 402 396 -1.5 17 23 +35.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 355,514 354,134 -0.4 11,838 10,957 -7.4 125,583 125,693 +0.1 4,288 4,146 -3.3
Suspicion 58 173 +198.3 17 3 -82.4 22 65 +195.5 7 1 -85.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 816 704 -13.7 816 704 -13.7 488 371 -24.0 488 371 -24.0
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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