Table 32

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2010–2019

[8,891 agencies; 2019 estimated population 196,355,871; 2010 estimated population 185,356,420]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2010 2019 Percent
change
2010 2019 Percent
change
2010 2019 Percent
change
TOTAL1 7,595,396 6,000,327 -21.0 960,881 428,053 -55.5 6,634,515 5,572,274 -16.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,019 6,232 +3.5 555 468 -15.7 5,464 5,764 +5.5
Rape2 11,999 14,374 1,754 2,494 10,245 11,880
Robbery 61,150 45,615 -25.4 14,338 9,635 -32.8 46,812 35,980 -23.1
Aggravated assault 241,296 229,200 -5.0 25,564 16,402 -35.8 215,732 212,798 -1.4
Burglary 174,468 103,290 -40.8 39,296 12,517 -68.1 135,172 90,773 -32.8
Larceny-theft 761,675 534,836 -29.8 176,335 55,581 -68.5 585,340 479,255 -18.1
Motor vehicle theft 39,709 48,329 +21.7 8,596 7,974 -7.2 31,113 40,355 +29.7
Arson 6,947 5,466 -21.3 3,020 1,089 -63.9 3,927 4,377 +11.5
Violent crime3 320,464 295,421 -7.8 42,211 28,999 -31.3 278,253 266,422 -4.3
Property crime3 982,799 691,921 -29.6 227,247 77,161 -66.0 755,552 614,760 -18.6
Other assaults 748,116 616,083 -17.6 121,461 77,359 -36.3 626,655 538,724 -14.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 44,102 28,678 -35.0 1,003 528 -47.4 43,099 28,150 -34.7
Fraud 107,992 71,125 -34.1 3,463 2,369 -31.6 104,529 68,756 -34.2
Embezzlement 10,800 9,153 -15.3 263 374 +42.2 10,537 8,779 -16.7
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 59,261 56,957 -3.9 9,459 5,730 -39.4 49,802 51,227 +2.9
Vandalism 152,085 111,524 -26.7 47,671 20,131 -57.8 104,414 91,393 -12.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 89,968 91,440 +1.6 18,181 9,769 -46.3 71,787 81,671 +13.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 27,780 13,496 -51.4 543 196 -63.9 27,237 13,300 -51.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 41,298 25,684 -37.8 7,813 4,237 -45.8 33,485 21,447 -36.0
Drug abuse violations 935,117 927,704 -0.8 100,611 49,841 -50.5 834,506 877,863 +5.2
Gambling 2,402 1,514 -37.0 142 117 -17.6 2,260 1,397 -38.2
Offenses against the family and children 69,657 50,957 -26.8 2,421 1,877 -22.5 67,236 49,080 -27.0
Driving under the influence 786,469 546,213 -30.5 7,131 3,092 -56.6 779,338 543,121 -30.3
Liquor laws 312,762 98,455 -68.5 61,565 15,508 -74.8 251,197 82,947 -67.0
Drunkenness 340,974 186,298 -45.4 8,484 2,076 -75.5 332,490 184,222 -44.6
Disorderly conduct 335,720 186,342 -44.5 82,555 32,962 -60.1 253,165 153,380 -39.4
Vagrancy 16,898 15,000 -11.2 824 227 -72.5 16,074 14,773 -8.1
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,169,047 1,966,945 -9.3 176,148 86,083 -51.1 1,992,899 1,880,862 -5.6
Suspicion 634 224 -64.7 80 14 -82.5 554 210 -62.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 41,685 9,417 -77.4 41,685 9,417 -77.4 - - -
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 2 The 2010 rape figures are based on the legacy definition, and the 2019 rape figures are aggregate totals based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. For this reason, a percent change is not provided.
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2010–2019

  • Nationwide, the number of persons arrested in 2019 decreased 21.0 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2010.
  • In 2019, the number of arrests for violent crimes decreased 7.8 percent when compared with 2010 arrest figures. Of the violent crimes, in a comparison of 2019 and 2010 arrest data, the number of arrests for robbery had the largest drop at 25.4 percent.
  • The number of arrests for property crimes decreased 29.6 percent when compared with 2010 arrest figures. Of the property crimes, the number of arrests for burglary decreased the most (40.8 percent) in a comparison of 2019 and 2010 arrest data.
  • The number of adults arrested in 2019 decreased 16.0 percent when compared with the number of adults arrested in 2010.
  • When compared with 2010 arrest data, the number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested in 2019 dropped 55.5 percent.