Table 56

Arrest Trends

Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2017–2018

[1,617 agencies; 2018 estimated population 17,352,148; 2017 estimated population 17,344,934]

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 582,309 558,180 -4.1 24,032 22,229 -7.5 558,277 535,951 -4.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 486 506 +4.1 21 29 +38.1 465 477 +2.6
Rape2 1,612 1,502 -6.8 317 263 -17.0 1,295 1,239 -4.3
Robbery 932 954 +2.4 80 51 -36.3 852 903 +6.0
Aggravated assault 14,694 14,152 -3.7 739 666 -9.9 13,955 13,486 -3.4
Burglary 9,684 8,599 -11.2 1,037 805 -22.4 8,647 7,794 -9.9
Larceny-theft 20,447 18,494 -9.6 1,498 1,311 -12.5 18,949 17,183 -9.3
Motor vehicle theft 3,660 3,671 +0.3 479 430 -10.2 3,181 3,241 +1.9
Arson 426 657 +54.2 61 59 -3.3 365 598 +63.8
Violent crime3 17,724 17,114 -3.4 1,157 1,009 -12.8 16,567 16,105 -2.8
Property crime3 34,217 31,421 -8.2 3,075 2,605 -15.3 31,142 28,816 -7.5
Other assaults 48,002 46,086 -4.0 4,138 4,063 -1.8 43,864 42,023 -4.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 2,080 2,194 +5.5 26 24 -7.7 2,054 2,170 +5.6
Fraud 6,646 5,629 -15.3 110 90 -18.2 6,536 5,539 -15.3
Embezzlement 442 410 -7.2 7 7 0.0 435 403 -7.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 3,553 3,196 -10.0 233 160 -31.3 3,320 3,036 -8.6
Vandalism 7,257 6,445 -11.2 1,250 1,024 -18.1 6,007 5,421 -9.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 6,501 6,238 -4.0 313 272 -13.1 6,188 5,966 -3.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 180 202 +12.2 2 6 +200.0 178 196 +10.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 2,283 2,300 +0.7 390 373 -4.4 1,893 1,927 +1.8
Drug abuse violations 89,975 88,262 -1.9 3,249 2,861 -11.9 86,726 85,401 -1.5
Gambling 114 97 -14.9 2 0 -100.0 112 97 -13.4
Offenses against the family and children 7,416 6,906 -6.9 77 81 +5.2 7,339 6,825 -7.0
Driving under the influence 105,293 103,148 -2.0 627 581 -7.3 104,666 102,567 -2.0
Liquor laws 11,145 9,363 -16.0 2,361 1,949 -17.5 8,784 7,414 -15.6
Drunkenness 10,484 9,766 -6.8 115 104 -9.6 10,369 9,662 -6.8
Disorderly conduct 13,649 12,661 -7.2 1,702 1,736 +2.0 11,947 10,925 -8.6
Vagrancy 76 253 +232.9 4 13 +225.0 72 240 +233.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 215,050 206,259 -4.1 4,972 5,041 +1.4 210,078 201,218 -4.2
Suspicion 24 22 -8.3 4 3 -25.0 20 19 -5.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 222 230 +3.6 222 230 +3.6 - - -
  • 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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