Table 55

Arrests

Metropolitan Counties

by Race and Ethnicity, 2018

[1,440 agencies; 2018 estimated population 55,828,114]

Table 55A

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 1,524,774 1,086,539 400,923 14,369 18,412 4,531 100.0 71.3 26.3 0.9 1.2 0.3 1,239,300 220,086 1,019,214 100.0 17.8 82.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,755 952 780 6 14 3 100.0 54.2 44.4 0.3 0.8 0.2 1,356 301 1,055 100.0 22.2 77.8
Rape3 3,710 2,835 805 17 36 17 100.0 76.4 21.7 0.5 1.0 0.5 2,978 731 2,247 100.0 24.5 75.5
Robbery 9,408 4,226 5,046 45 65 26 100.0 44.9 53.6 0.5 0.7 0.3 7,898 1,464 6,434 100.0 18.5 81.5
Aggravated assault 56,315 38,833 16,099 489 722 172 100.0 69.0 28.6 0.9 1.3 0.3 46,236 10,184 36,052 100.0 22.0 78.0
Burglary 24,650 18,040 6,217 114 209 70 100.0 73.2 25.2 0.5 0.8 0.3 19,795 2,875 16,920 100.0 14.5 85.5
Larceny-theft 96,539 62,075 32,541 527 1,202 194 100.0 64.3 33.7 0.5 1.2 0.2 74,989 7,921 67,068 100.0 10.6 89.4
Motor vehicle theft 13,134 9,735 3,039 97 141 122 100.0 74.1 23.1 0.7 1.1 0.9 11,157 2,782 8,375 100.0 24.9 75.1
Arson 1,306 968 315 7 11 5 100.0 74.1 24.1 0.5 0.8 0.4 1,092 152 940 100.0 13.9 86.1
Violent crime4 71,188 46,846 22,730 557 837 218 100.0 65.8 31.9 0.8 1.2 0.3 58,468 12,680 45,788 100.0 21.7 78.3
Property crime4 135,629 90,818 42,112 745 1,563 391 100.0 67.0 31.0 0.5 1.2 0.3 107,033 13,730 93,303 100.0 12.8 87.2
Other assaults 140,377 98,833 38,525 1,189 1,479 351 100.0 70.4 27.4 0.8 1.1 0.3 115,190 16,781 98,409 100.0 14.6 85.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 7,514 4,730 2,620 27 131 6 100.0 62.9 34.9 0.4 1.7 0.1 5,898 945 4,953 100.0 16.0 84.0
Fraud 18,103 11,999 5,737 119 230 18 100.0 66.3 31.7 0.7 1.3 0.1 14,663 1,669 12,994 100.0 11.4 88.6
Embezzlement 1,750 1,089 627 7 25 2 100.0 62.2 35.8 0.4 1.4 0.1 1,490 123 1,367 100.0 8.3 91.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,100 9,693 4,179 77 135 16 100.0 68.7 29.6 0.5 1.0 0.1 11,021 2,069 8,952 100.0 18.8 81.2
Vandalism 22,872 16,410 5,946 244 237 35 100.0 71.7 26.0 1.1 1.0 0.2 19,373 2,879 16,494 100.0 14.9 85.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 22,877 13,778 8,648 140 230 81 100.0 60.2 37.8 0.6 1.0 0.4 18,074 4,034 14,040 100.0 22.3 77.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,511 1,333 918 10 244 6 100.0 53.1 36.6 0.4 9.7 0.2 2,054 363 1,691 100.0 17.7 82.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 7,558 5,742 1,640 46 122 8 100.0 76.0 21.7 0.6 1.6 0.1 5,882 1,395 4,487 100.0 23.7 76.3
Drug abuse violations 263,201 186,174 71,975 1,618 2,917 517 100.0 70.7 27.3 0.6 1.1 0.2 217,703 40,225 177,478 100.0 18.5 81.5
Gambling 422 226 86 3 66 41 100.0 53.6 20.4 0.7 15.6 9.7 289 90 199 100.0 31.1 68.9
Offenses against the family and children 23,233 15,065 7,913 133 113 9 100.0 64.8 34.1 0.6 0.5 * 18,863 1,683 17,180 100.0 8.9 91.1
Driving under the influence 199,949 163,032 30,659 1,277 4,433 548 100.0 81.5 15.3 0.6 2.2 0.3 175,064 49,871 125,193 100.0 28.5 71.5
Liquor laws 16,793 13,584 2,620 281 272 36 100.0 80.9 15.6 1.7 1.6 0.2 12,850 2,400 10,450 100.0 18.7 81.3
Drunkenness 24,488 20,397 3,496 202 356 37 100.0 83.3 14.3 0.8 1.5 0.2 22,953 6,074 16,879 100.0 26.5 73.5
Disorderly conduct 30,345 20,069 9,670 331 216 59 100.0 66.1 31.9 1.1 0.7 0.2 22,125 2,113 20,012 100.0 9.6 90.4
Vagrancy 1,553 1,093 442 8 9 1 100.0 70.4 28.5 0.5 0.6 0.1 1,391 257 1,134 100.0 18.5 81.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 518,872 364,668 139,984 7,348 4,763 2,109 100.0 70.3 27.0 1.4 0.9 0.4 407,795 60,558 347,237 100.0 14.9 85.1
Suspicion 240 154 85 0 1 0 100.0 64.2 35.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 229 8 221 100.0 3.5 96.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,199 806 311 7 33 42 100.0 67.2 25.9 0.6 2.8 3.5 892 139 753 100.0 15.6 84.4
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

Table 55B

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
Alaskan
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 90,135 54,948 33,047 859 935 346 100.0 61.0 36.7 1.0 1.0 0.4 69,862 11,843 58,019 100.0 17.0 83.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 128 57 71 0 0 0 100.0 44.5 55.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 75 24 51 100.0 32.0 68.0
Rape3 669 494 166 1 7 1 100.0 73.8 24.8 0.1 1.0 0.1 529 97 432 100.0 18.3 81.7
Robbery 1,939 619 1,287 9 17 7 100.0 31.9 66.4 0.5 0.9 0.4 1,664 327 1,337 100.0 19.7 80.3
Aggravated assault 4,026 2,137 1,793 36 43 17 100.0 53.1 44.5 0.9 1.1 0.4 3,070 584 2,486 100.0 19.0 81.0
Burglary 2,857 1,615 1,183 22 22 15 100.0 56.5 41.4 0.8 0.8 0.5 2,144 387 1,757 100.0 18.1 81.9
Larceny-theft 9,864 5,044 4,615 40 143 22 100.0 51.1 46.8 0.4 1.4 0.2 7,604 1,089 6,515 100.0 14.3 85.7
Motor vehicle theft 1,542 799 689 22 12 20 100.0 51.8 44.7 1.4 0.8 1.3 1,245 302 943 100.0 24.3 75.7
Arson 265 172 92 0 1 0 100.0 64.9 34.7 0.0 0.4 0.0 219 21 198 100.0 9.6 90.4
Violent crime4 6,762 3,307 3,317 46 67 25 100.0 48.9 49.1 0.7 1.0 0.4 5,338 1,032 4,306 100.0 19.3 80.7
Property crime4 14,528 7,630 6,579 84 178 57 100.0 52.5 45.3 0.6 1.2 0.4 11,212 1,799 9,413 100.0 16.0 84.0
Other assaults 19,018 10,540 8,118 200 122 38 100.0 55.4 42.7 1.1 0.6 0.2 15,430 2,187 13,243 100.0 14.2 85.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 120 82 37 0 1 0 100.0 68.3 30.8 0.0 0.8 0.0 99 25 74 100.0 25.3 74.7
Fraud 462 265 187 8 1 1 100.0 57.4 40.5 1.7 0.2 0.2 369 52 317 100.0 14.1 85.9
Embezzlement 40 21 19 0 0 0 100.0 52.5 47.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 36 5 31 100.0 13.9 86.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 977 391 572 2 11 1 100.0 40.0 58.5 0.2 1.1 0.1 734 148 586 100.0 20.2 79.8
Vandalism 3,861 2,574 1,202 49 27 9 100.0 66.7 31.1 1.3 0.7 0.2 3,296 435 2,861 100.0 13.2 86.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 2,145 1,151 943 18 25 8 100.0 53.7 44.0 0.8 1.2 0.4 1,641 355 1,286 100.0 21.6 78.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 38 26 11 0 1 0 100.0 68.4 28.9 0.0 2.6 0.0 28 4 24 100.0 14.3 85.7
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 1,220 864 339 7 9 1 100.0 70.8 27.8 0.6 0.7 0.1 903 157 746 100.0 17.4 82.6
Drug abuse violations 12,616 9,143 3,123 94 194 62 100.0 72.5 24.8 0.7 1.5 0.5 9,988 2,265 7,723 100.0 22.7 77.3
Gambling 18 2 16 0 0 0 100.0 11.1 88.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 17 1 16 100.0 5.9 94.1
Offenses against the family and children 496 376 104 12 4 0 100.0 75.8 21.0 2.4 0.8 0.0 334 45 289 100.0 13.5 86.5
Driving under the influence 887 796 67 10 12 2 100.0 89.7 7.6 1.1 1.4 0.2 726 189 537 100.0 26.0 74.0
Liquor laws 3,253 2,941 193 51 49 19 100.0 90.4 5.9 1.6 1.5 0.6 2,530 376 2,154 100.0 14.9 85.1
Drunkenness 252 209 36 3 4 0 100.0 82.9 14.3 1.2 1.6 0.0 228 67 161 100.0 29.4 70.6
Disorderly conduct 5,826 2,799 2,926 59 38 4 100.0 48.0 50.2 1.0 0.7 0.1 3,921 363 3,558 100.0 9.3 90.7
Vagrancy 93 46 46 0 1 0 100.0 49.5 49.5 0.0 1.1 0.0 31 13 18 100.0 41.9 58.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 16,320 10,977 4,899 209 158 77 100.0 67.3 30.0 1.3 1.0 0.5 12,106 2,186 9,920 100.0 18.1 81.9
Suspicion 4 2 2 0 0 0 100.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3 0 3 100.0 0.0 100.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,199 806 311 7 33 42 100.0 67.2 25.9 0.6 2.8 3.5 892 139 753 100.0 15.6 84.4
  • 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 55C

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 1,434,639 1,031,591 367,876 13,510 17,477 4,185 100.0 71.9 25.6 0.9 1.2 0.3 1,169,438 208,243 961,195 100.0 17.8 82.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,627 895 709 6 14 3 100.0 55.0 43.6 0.4 0.9 0.2 1,281 277 1,004 100.0 21.6 78.4
Rape3 3,041 2,341 639 16 29 16 100.0 77.0 21.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 2,449 634 1,815 100.0 25.9 74.1
Robbery 7,469 3,607 3,759 36 48 19 100.0 48.3 50.3 0.5 0.6 0.3 6,234 1,137 5,097 100.0 18.2 81.8
Aggravated assault 52,289 36,696 14,306 453 679 155 100.0 70.2 27.4 0.9 1.3 0.3 43,166 9,600 33,566 100.0 22.2 77.8
Burglary 21,793 16,425 5,034 92 187 55 100.0 75.4 23.1 0.4 0.9 0.3 17,651 2,488 15,163 100.0 14.1 85.9
Larceny-theft 86,675 57,031 27,926 487 1,059 172 100.0 65.8 32.2 0.6 1.2 0.2 67,385 6,832 60,553 100.0 10.1 89.9
Motor vehicle theft 11,592 8,936 2,350 75 129 102 100.0 77.1 20.3 0.6 1.1 0.9 9,912 2,480 7,432 100.0 25.0 75.0
Arson 1,041 796 223 7 10 5 100.0 76.5 21.4 0.7 1.0 0.5 873 131 742 100.0 15.0 85.0
Violent crime4 64,426 43,539 19,413 511 770 193 100.0 67.6 30.1 0.8 1.2 0.3 53,130 11,648 41,482 100.0 21.9 78.1
Property crime4 121,101 83,188 35,533 661 1,385 334 100.0 68.7 29.3 0.5 1.1 0.3 95,821 11,931 83,890 100.0 12.5 87.5
Other assaults 121,359 88,293 30,407 989 1,357 313 100.0 72.8 25.1 0.8 1.1 0.3 99,760 14,594 85,166 100.0 14.6 85.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 7,394 4,648 2,583 27 130 6 100.0 62.9 34.9 0.4 1.8 0.1 5,799 920 4,879 100.0 15.9 84.1
Fraud 17,641 11,734 5,550 111 229 17 100.0 66.5 31.5 0.6 1.3 0.1 14,294 1,617 12,677 100.0 11.3 88.7
Embezzlement 1,710 1,068 608 7 25 2 100.0 62.5 35.6 0.4 1.5 0.1 1,454 118 1,336 100.0 8.1 91.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 13,123 9,302 3,607 75 124 15 100.0 70.9 27.5 0.6 0.9 0.1 10,287 1,921 8,366 100.0 18.7 81.3
Vandalism 19,011 13,836 4,744 195 210 26 100.0 72.8 25.0 1.0 1.1 0.1 16,077 2,444 13,633 100.0 15.2 84.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 20,732 12,627 7,705 122 205 73 100.0 60.9 37.2 0.6 1.0 0.4 16,433 3,679 12,754 100.0 22.4 77.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,473 1,307 907 10 243 6 100.0 52.9 36.7 0.4 9.8 0.2 2,026 359 1,667 100.0 17.7 82.3
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 6,338 4,878 1,301 39 113 7 100.0 77.0 20.5 0.6 1.8 0.1 4,979 1,238 3,741 100.0 24.9 75.1
Drug abuse violations 250,585 177,031 68,852 1,524 2,723 455 100.0 70.6 27.5 0.6 1.1 0.2 207,715 37,960 169,755 100.0 18.3 81.7
Gambling 404 224 70 3 66 41 100.0 55.4 17.3 0.7 16.3 10.1 272 89 183 100.0 32.7 67.3
Offenses against the family and children 22,737 14,689 7,809 121 109 9 100.0 64.6 34.3 0.5 0.5 * 18,529 1,638 16,891 100.0 8.8 91.2
Driving under the influence 199,062 162,236 30,592 1,267 4,421 546 100.0 81.5 15.4 0.6 2.2 0.3 174,338 49,682 124,656 100.0 28.5 71.5
Liquor laws 13,540 10,643 2,427 230 223 17 100.0 78.6 17.9 1.7 1.6 0.1 10,320 2,024 8,296 100.0 19.6 80.4
Drunkenness 24,236 20,188 3,460 199 352 37 100.0 83.3 14.3 0.8 1.5 0.2 22,725 6,007 16,718 100.0 26.4 73.6
Disorderly conduct 24,519 17,270 6,744 272 178 55 100.0 70.4 27.5 1.1 0.7 0.2 18,204 1,750 16,454 100.0 9.6 90.4
Vagrancy 1,460 1,047 396 8 8 1 100.0 71.7 27.1 0.5 0.5 0.1 1,360 244 1,116 100.0 17.9 82.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 502,552 353,691 135,085 7,139 4,605 2,032 100.0 70.4 26.9 1.4 0.9 0.4 395,689 58,372 337,317 100.0 14.8 85.2
Suspicion 236 152 83 0 1 0 100.0 64.4 35.2 0.0 0.4 0.0 226 8 218 100.0 3.5 96.5
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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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