Table 33

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2010–2019

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2010 2019 Percent
change
2010 2019 Percent
change
2010 2019 Percent
change
2010 2019 Percent
change
TOTAL1 5,633,296 4,333,749 -23.1 673,608 296,739 -55.9 1,962,100 1,666,578 -15.1 287,273 131,314 -54.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,320 5,461 +2.7 492 412 -16.3 699 771 +10.3 63 56 -11.1
Rape2 11,862 13,909 1,718 2,358 137 465 36 136
Robbery 53,345 38,294 -28.2 12,836 8,514 -33.7 7,805 7,321 -6.2 1,502 1,121 -25.4
Aggravated assault 187,735 175,704 -6.4 19,407 12,143 -37.4 53,561 53,496 -0.1 6,157 4,259 -30.8
Burglary 145,781 81,600 -44.0 34,255 10,703 -68.8 28,687 21,690 -24.4 5,041 1,814 -64.0
Larceny-theft 422,355 304,860 -27.8 95,061 33,063 -65.2 339,320 229,976 -32.2 81,274 22,518 -72.3
Motor vehicle theft 32,468 37,001 +14.0 7,109 6,349 -10.7 7,241 11,328 +56.4 1,487 1,625 +9.3
Arson 5,758 4,279 -25.7 2,618 912 -65.2 1,189 1,187 -0.2 402 177 -56.0
Violent crime3 258,262 233,368 -9.6 34,453 23,427 -32.0 62,202 62,053 -0.2 7,758 5,572 -28.2
Property crime3 606,362 427,740 -29.5 139,043 51,027 -63.3 376,437 264,181 -29.8 88,204 26,134 -70.4
Other assaults 544,274 433,813 -20.3 78,317 48,415 -38.2 203,842 182,270 -10.6 43,144 28,944 -32.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 27,312 19,022 -30.4 723 401 -44.5 16,790 9,656 -42.5 280 127 -54.6
Fraud 62,034 45,167 -27.2 2,272 1,590 -30.0 45,958 25,958 -43.5 1,191 779 -34.6
Embezzlement 5,291 4,534 -14.3 153 203 +32.7 5,509 4,619 -16.2 110 171 +55.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 47,298 44,099 -6.8 7,875 4,697 -40.4 11,963 12,858 +7.5 1,584 1,033 -34.8
Vandalism 123,564 85,838 -30.5 40,640 16,163 -60.2 28,521 25,686 -9.9 7,031 3,968 -43.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 82,616 82,521 -0.1 16,414 8,721 -46.9 7,352 8,919 +21.3 1,767 1,048 -40.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 8,526 4,985 -41.5 98 58 -40.8 19,254 8,511 -55.8 445 138 -69.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 38,372 23,930 -37.6 6,994 3,781 -45.9 2,926 1,754 -40.1 819 456 -44.3
Drug abuse violations 747,597 690,794 -7.6 82,960 36,769 -55.7 187,520 236,910 +26.3 17,651 13,072 -25.9
Gambling 1,953 1,067 -45.4 119 78 -34.5 449 447 -0.4 23 39 +69.6
Offenses against the family and children 52,569 35,586 -32.3 1,593 1,105 -30.6 17,088 15,371 -10.0 828 772 -6.8
Driving under the influence 596,627 403,075 -32.4 5,248 2,307 -56.0 189,842 143,138 -24.6 1,883 785 -58.3
Liquor laws 222,348 68,341 -69.3 37,660 8,907 -76.3 90,414 30,114 -66.7 23,905 6,601 -72.4
Drunkenness 280,458 146,173 -47.9 6,144 1,406 -77.1 60,516 40,125 -33.7 2,340 670 -71.4
Disorderly conduct 242,789 131,591 -45.8 54,384 20,788 -61.8 92,931 54,751 -41.1 28,171 12,174 -56.8
Vagrancy 13,371 11,578 -13.4 665 171 -74.3 3,527 3,422 -3.0 159 56 -64.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,643,456 1,434,312 -12.7 129,636 60,510 -53.3 525,591 532,633 +1.3 46,512 25,573 -45.0
Suspicion 486 157 -67.7 58 13 -77.6 148 67 -54.7 22 1 -95.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 28,217 6,215 -78.0 28,217 6,215 -78.0 13,468 3,202 -76.2 13,468 3,202 -76.2
  • 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, by Sex, 2010–2019

  • In 2019, the number of males arrested declined 23.1 percent when compared with data for 2010; the number of females arrested fell 15.1 percent for the same comparison period.
  • Arrests of juvenile (persons under age 18) males dropped 55.9 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 54.3 percent when data for 2019 were compared with data for 2010.
  • The number of males arrested for violent crimes in 2019 decreased 9.6 percent from the number arrested in 2010. The number of females arrested for violent crimes decreased 0.2 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes declined for both genders in 2019 when compared with data for 2010. The number of arrests of juvenile males decreased 32.0 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females dropped 28.2 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2019 declined 29.5 percent from the number arrested in 2010, and the number of females arrested for property crimes fell 29.8 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males and juvenile females for property crimes decreased 63.3 percent and 70.4 percent, respectively, when data for 2019 were compared with data for 2010.
  • The only increases in arrests of males were a 14.0 percent increase for motor vehicle theft and a 2.7 percent increase for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter. Arrests of females rose in six categories. The greatest increases in arrests of females were for motor vehicle theft, 56.4 percent; drug abuse violations, 26.3 percent; weapons (carrying, possessing, etc.), 21.3 percent; and murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 10.3 percent. Among juveniles, the only increases in arrests were for males under 18 arrested for embezzlement, 32.7 percent; and females under 18 arrested for gambling (69.6 percent), embezzlement (55.5 percent), and motor vehicle theft (9.3 percent).