Table 62

Arrest Trends

Suburban Areas,1 2017–2018

[6,287 agencies; 2018 estimated population 97,716,355; 2017 estimated population 97,435,218]

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
TOTAL2 2,960,294 2,871,139 -3.0 231,733 207,158 -10.6 2,728,561 2,663,981 -2.4
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,388 2,296 -3.9 134 169 +26.1 2,254 2,127 -5.6
Rape3 6,172 6,352 +2.9 1,147 1,167 +1.7 5,025 5,185 +3.2
Robbery 18,618 16,489 -11.4 3,650 3,261 -10.7 14,968 13,228 -11.6
Aggravated assault 90,203 91,044 +0.9 7,391 7,653 +3.5 82,812 83,391 +0.7
Burglary 50,751 44,123 -13.1 7,885 5,747 -27.1 42,866 38,376 -10.5
Larceny-theft 264,389 246,314 -6.8 32,599 25,390 -22.1 231,790 220,924 -4.7
Motor vehicle theft 21,631 21,085 -2.5 3,170 2,896 -8.6 18,461 18,189 -1.5
Arson 2,391 2,300 -3.8 698 596 -14.6 1,693 1,704 +0.6
Violent crime4 117,381 116,181 -1.0 12,322 12,250 -0.6 105,059 103,931 -1.1
Property crime4 339,162 313,822 -7.5 44,352 34,629 -21.9 294,810 279,193 -5.3
Other assaults 267,234 262,547 -1.8 36,398 36,844 +1.2 230,836 225,703 -2.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 16,761 15,072 -10.1 420 301 -28.3 16,341 14,771 -9.6
Fraud 36,598 34,795 -4.9 1,215 1,003 -17.4 35,383 33,792 -4.5
Embezzlement 4,239 3,781 -10.8 137 137 0.0 4,102 3,644 -11.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 26,883 25,270 -6.0 2,575 2,208 -14.3 24,308 23,062 -5.1
Vandalism 48,812 44,752 -8.3 11,074 8,752 -21.0 37,738 36,000 -4.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 38,813 39,205 +1.0 4,597 4,255 -7.4 34,216 34,950 +2.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 4,603 3,278 -28.8 64 47 -26.6 4,539 3,231 -28.8
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 13,143 13,079 -0.5 2,546 2,372 -6.8 10,597 10,707 +1.0
Drug abuse violations 488,831 489,260 +0.1 31,439 29,762 -5.3 457,392 459,498 +0.5
Gambling 598 553 -7.5 46 35 -23.9 552 518 -6.2
Offenses against the family and children 31,625 30,000 -5.1 1,001 851 -15.0 30,624 29,149 -4.8
Driving under the influence 330,171 331,305 +0.3 1,823 1,621 -11.1 328,348 329,684 +0.4
Liquor laws 62,867 49,180 -21.8 11,716 8,466 -27.7 51,151 40,714 -20.4
Drunkenness 80,985 76,042 -6.1 1,294 1,134 -12.4 79,691 74,908 -6.0
Disorderly conduct 98,973 92,504 -6.5 19,902 18,174 -8.7 79,071 74,330 -6.0
Vagrancy 3,787 3,462 -8.6 232 181 -22.0 3,555 3,281 -7.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 942,827 922,733 -2.1 42,579 39,818 -6.5 900,248 882,915 -1.9
Suspicion 159 285 +79.2 39 11 -71.8 120 274 +128.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 6,001 4,318 -28.0 6,001 4,318 -28.0 - - -
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 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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