Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2019

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(10,831 agencies;
population 229,735,355)
Northeast
(2,330 agencies;
population 35,810,078)
Midwest
(2,883 agencies;
population 43,951,001)
South
(3,792 agencies;
population 78,293,710)
West
(1,826 agencies;
population 71,680,566)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 6,917,223 3,011.0 886,938 2,476.8 1,306,691 2,973.1 2,519,358 3,217.8 2,204,236 3,075.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,711 3.4 652 1.8 1,394 3.2 3,353 4.3 2,312 3.2
Rape2 16,966 7.4 2,449 6.8 3,967 9.0 5,484 7.0 5,066 7.1
Robbery 56,854 24.7 6,690 18.7 7,749 17.6 18,874 24.1 23,541 32.8
Aggravated assault 277,561 120.8 27,565 77.0 43,148 98.2 82,096 104.9 124,752 174.0
Burglary 120,242 52.3 12,755 35.6 15,954 36.3 40,230 51.4 51,303 71.6
Larceny-theft 604,287 263.0 88,121 246.1 129,859 295.5 232,526 297.0 153,781 214.5
Motor vehicle theft 57,738 25.1 4,538 12.7 9,259 21.1 19,126 24.4 24,815 34.6
Arson 6,369 2.8 671 1.9 1,096 2.5 1,869 2.4 2,733 3.8
Violent crime3 359,092 156.3 37,356 104.3 56,258 128.0 109,807 140.3 155,671 217.2
Property crime3 788,636 343.3 106,085 296.2 156,168 355.3 293,751 375.2 232,632 324.5
Other assaults 717,793 312.4 104,755 292.5 146,069 332.3 260,246 332.4 206,723 288.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,495 14.1 4,861 13.6 5,783 13.2 13,653 17.4 8,198 11.4
Fraud 79,954 34.8 13,032 36.4 17,856 40.6 30,457 38.9 18,609 26.0
Embezzlement 10,003 4.4 866 2.4 1,986 4.5 4,934 6.3 2,217 3.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,027 27.9 7,367 20.6 12,807 29.1 19,801 25.3 24,052 33.6
Vandalism 128,474 55.9 23,884 66.7 24,702 56.2 31,930 40.8 47,958 66.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,130 47.9 10,397 29.0 22,185 50.5 37,071 47.3 40,477 56.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,015 8.7 2,021 5.6 1,822 4.1 6,006 7.7 10,166 14.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 28,973 12.6 4,248 11.9 4,916 11.2 5,855 7.5 13,954 19.5
Drug abuse violations 1,067,764 464.8 152,508 425.9 176,747 402.1 406,667 519.4 331,842 462.9
Gambling 1,909 0.8 273 0.8 182 0.4 726 0.9 728 1.0
Offenses against the family and children 58,720 25.6 11,747 32.8 10,902 24.8 24,606 31.4 11,465 16.0
Driving under the influence 658,902 286.8 91,365 255.1 136,193 309.9 191,198 244.2 240,146 335.0
Liquor laws 112,467 49.0 8,809 24.6 40,395 91.9 30,286 38.7 32,977 46.0
Drunkenness 219,696 95.6 15,235 42.5 12,284 27.9 118,132 150.9 74,045 103.3
Disorderly conduct 211,960 92.3 42,778 119.5 71,290 162.2 53,522 68.4 44,370 61.9
Vagrancy 16,104 7.0 1,209 3.4 2,323 5.3 3,113 4.0 9,459 13.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,219,328 966.0 247,423 690.9 402,626 916.1 873,940 1,116.2 695,339 970.1
Suspicion 329 0.1 100 0.3 32 0.1 80 0.1 117 0.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 10,781 4.7 719 2.0 3,197 7.3 3,657 4.7 3,208 4.5
  • 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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