Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2019

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

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(10,831 agencies;
population 229,735,355)
Total cities
(7,979 cities;
population 159,706,353)
Group I
(70 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 43,703,387)
Group II
(182 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 26,636,848)
Group III
(389 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 27,232,262)
Group IV
(689 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 24,056,009)
Group V
(1,355 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 21,714,346)
Group VI
(5,294 cities, under 10,000;
population 16,363,501)
Metropolitan counties
(1,230 agencies;
population 51,841,134)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,622 agencies;
population 18,187,868)
Suburban areas1
(5,820 agencies;
population 97,421,942)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 6,917,223 3,011.0 5,004,922 3,133.8 1,172,912 2,683.8 830,531 3,118.0 799,672 2,936.5 714,256 2,969.1 708,338 3,262.1 779,213 4,761.9 1,370,463 2,643.6 541,838 2,979.1 2,713,085 2,784.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,711 3.4 5,693 3.6 2,516 5.8 1,139 4.3 666 2.4 555 2.3 490 2.3 327 2.0 1,496 2.9 522 2.9 2,251 2.3
Rape3 16,966 7.4 12,070 7.6 3,590 8.2 2,041 7.7 1,907 7.0 1,557 6.5 1,570 7.2 1,405 8.6 3,446 6.6 1,450 8.0 6,183 6.3
Robbery 56,854 24.7 48,151 30.1 20,899 47.8 9,256 34.7 7,215 26.5 4,903 20.4 3,368 15.5 2,510 15.3 7,929 15.3 774 4.3 15,584 16.0
Aggravated assault 277,561 120.8 214,720 134.4 76,917 176.0 42,365 159.0 33,179 121.8 22,919 95.3 20,331 93.6 19,009 116.2 48,930 94.4 13,911 76.5 86,417 88.7
Burglary 120,242 52.3 92,073 57.7 26,367 60.3 17,610 66.1 15,599 57.3 12,246 50.9 10,505 48.4 9,746 59.6 20,629 39.8 7,540 41.5 40,785 41.9
Larceny-theft 604,287 263.0 505,838 316.7 100,466 229.9 81,614 306.4 87,196 320.2 86,640 360.2 86,200 397.0 63,722 389.4 83,278 160.6 15,171 83.4 235,319 241.5
Motor vehicle theft 57,738 25.1 43,390 27.2 15,290 35.0 8,913 33.5 6,109 22.4 4,741 19.7 4,184 19.3 4,153 25.4 11,057 21.3 3,291 18.1 19,436 20.0
Arson 6,369 2.8 4,917 3.1 1,408 3.2 843 3.2 746 2.7 673 2.8 609 2.8 638 3.9 1,061 2.0 391 2.1 2,198 2.3
Violent crime4 359,092 156.3 280,634 175.7 103,922 237.8 54,801 205.7 42,967 157.8 29,934 124.4 25,759 118.6 23,251 142.1 61,801 119.2 16,657 91.6 110,435 113.4
Property crime4 788,636 343.3 646,218 404.6 143,531 328.4 108,980 409.1 109,650 402.6 104,300 433.6 101,498 467.4 78,259 478.3 116,025 223.8 26,393 145.1 297,738 305.6
Other assaults 717,793 312.4 552,879 346.2 153,670 351.6 96,157 361.0 88,852 326.3 77,162 320.8 70,595 325.1 66,443 406.0 121,001 233.4 43,913 241.4 251,819 258.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,495 14.1 24,813 15.5 4,404 10.1 4,083 15.3 4,178 15.3 4,108 17.1 3,949 18.2 4,091 25.0 5,998 11.6 1,684 9.3 13,438 13.8
Fraud 79,954 34.8 59,417 37.2 11,158 25.5 8,860 33.3 9,718 35.7 9,285 38.6 8,371 38.6 12,025 73.5 15,770 30.4 4,767 26.2 33,686 34.6
Embezzlement 10,003 4.4 8,061 5.0 2,017 4.6 1,148 4.3 1,557 5.7 1,377 5.7 1,177 5.4 785 4.8 1,589 3.1 353 1.9 3,697 3.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,027 27.9 48,895 30.6 15,399 35.2 8,781 33.0 8,591 31.5 6,574 27.3 5,116 23.6 4,434 27.1 11,868 22.9 3,264 17.9 23,275 23.9
Vandalism 128,474 55.9 101,046 63.3 27,696 63.4 16,791 63.0 15,987 58.7 14,504 60.3 13,250 61.0 12,818 78.3 20,924 40.4 6,504 35.8 44,333 45.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,130 47.9 82,918 51.9 30,274 69.3 15,026 56.4 11,841 43.5 9,302 38.7 7,942 36.6 8,533 52.1 21,245 41.0 5,967 32.8 38,587 39.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,015 8.7 17,588 11.0 12,054 27.6 2,645 9.9 1,241 4.6 850 3.5 506 2.3 292 1.8 2,308 4.5 119 0.7 3,510 3.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 28,973 12.6 21,212 13.3 6,079 13.9 3,701 13.9 3,621 13.3 2,817 11.7 2,496 11.5 2,498 15.3 5,879 11.3 1,882 10.3 10,967 11.3
Drug abuse violations 1,067,764 464.8 752,471 471.2 156,387 357.8 131,398 493.3 131,982 484.7 107,686 447.6 102,599 472.5 122,419 748.1 225,843 435.6 89,450 491.8 443,360 455.1
Gambling 1,909 0.8 1,205 0.8 445 1.0 204 0.8 225 0.8 100 0.4 114 0.5 117 0.7 603 1.2 101 0.6 822 0.8
Offenses against the family and children 58,720 25.6 32,341 20.3 6,596 15.1 5,696 21.4 4,217 15.5 4,547 18.9 4,882 22.5 6,403 39.1 19,510 37.6 6,869 37.8 27,274 28.0
Driving under the influence 658,902 286.8 389,429 243.8 81,407 186.3 55,323 207.7 59,300 217.8 59,372 246.8 65,394 301.2 68,633 419.4 181,678 350.5 87,795 482.7 310,392 318.6
Liquor laws 112,467 49.0 88,737 55.6 13,155 30.1 11,405 42.8 11,485 42.2 11,282 46.9 14,743 67.9 26,667 163.0 14,407 27.8 9,323 51.3 44,448 45.6
Drunkenness 219,696 95.6 188,238 117.9 28,838 66.0 34,315 128.8 32,197 118.2 27,115 112.7 26,501 122.0 39,272 240.0 22,232 42.9 9,226 50.7 66,799 68.6
Disorderly conduct 211,960 92.3 175,498 109.9 24,400 55.8 25,957 97.4 27,164 99.7 28,176 117.1 31,277 144.0 38,524 235.4 25,038 48.3 11,424 62.8 80,244 82.4
Vagrancy 16,104 7.0 14,326 9.0 7,098 16.2 2,979 11.2 1,290 4.7 1,295 5.4 930 4.3 734 4.5 1,543 3.0 235 1.3 3,214 3.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,219,328 966.0 1,509,280 945.0 342,321 783.3 240,796 904.0 231,946 851.7 212,992 885.4 219,316 1,010.0 261,909 1,600.6 494,274 953.4 215,774 1,186.4 901,402 925.3
Suspicion 329 0.1 211 0.1 0 0.0 2 * 11 * 37 0.2 64 0.3 97 0.6 71 0.1 47 0.3 196 0.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 10,781 4.7 9,716 6.1 2,061 4.7 1,485 5.6 1,663 6.1 1,478 6.1 1,923 8.9 1,106 6.8 927 1.8 138 0.8 3,645 3.7
  • 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. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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