Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2015–2019

[9,656 agencies; 2019 estimated population 201,599,471; 2015 estimated population 197,695,401]

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2015 2019 Percent
change
2015 2019 Percent
change
2015 2019 Percent
change
2015 2019 Percent
change
TOTAL1 4,816,901 4,449,004 -7.6 394,828 299,917 -24.0 1,794,697 1,697,619 -5.4 167,901 131,458 -21.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,505 5,816 +5.6 408 457 +12.0 749 804 +7.3 29 61 +110.3
Rape2 13,434 14,336 +6.7 2,137 2,410 +12.8 360 480 +33.3 92 134 +45.7
Robbery 45,827 39,150 -14.6 8,832 8,783 -0.6 7,764 7,387 -4.9 1,104 1,131 +2.4
Aggravated assault 175,488 180,793 +3.0 13,061 12,294 -5.9 52,302 55,035 +5.2 4,324 4,226 -2.3
Burglary 108,903 83,782 -23.1 19,550 11,203 -42.7 25,407 21,917 -13.7 2,757 1,861 -32.5
Larceny-theft 409,720 309,327 -24.5 58,916 33,125 -43.8 316,547 232,996 -26.4 40,612 22,332 -45.0
Motor vehicle theft 36,278 39,630 +9.2 6,458 6,878 +6.5 10,152 12,068 +18.9 1,549 1,756 +13.4
Arson 4,444 4,360 -1.9 1,488 915 -38.5 1,085 1,177 +8.5 282 159 -43.6
Violent crime3 240,254 240,095 -0.1 24,438 23,944 -2.0 61,175 63,706 +4.1 5,549 5,552 +0.1
Property crime3 559,345 437,099 -21.9 86,412 52,121 -39.7 353,191 268,158 -24.1 45,200 26,108 -42.2
Other assaults 471,552 443,787 -5.9 51,911 48,065 -7.4 186,931 184,086 -1.5 30,346 28,481 -6.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 21,203 19,673 -7.2 465 422 -9.2 11,833 9,896 -16.4 170 130 -23.5
Fraud 48,619 45,474 -6.5 1,658 1,508 -9.0 32,067 26,162 -18.4 888 752 -15.3
Embezzlement 5,026 4,387 -12.7 208 204 -1.9 5,243 4,580 -12.6 165 171 +3.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 43,230 44,706 +3.4 5,356 4,678 -12.7 12,102 12,914 +6.7 1,063 1,046 -1.6
Vandalism 94,841 87,100 -8.2 22,292 16,343 -26.7 25,711 26,062 +1.4 4,531 3,920 -13.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 77,682 84,890 +9.3 10,297 8,777 -14.8 7,815 9,038 +15.6 1,254 1,002 -20.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 7,625 4,890 -35.9 76 57 -25.0 10,877 6,710 -38.3 192 44 -77.1
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 27,630 23,633 -14.5 4,656 3,717 -20.2 2,225 1,628 -26.8 652 471 -27.8
Drug abuse violations 694,191 710,306 +2.3 47,712 36,408 -23.7 207,400 243,229 +17.3 13,372 12,897 -3.6
Gambling 1,491 1,134 -23.9 161 96 -40.4 567 442 -22.0 28 42 +50.0
Offenses against the family and children 44,482 37,521 -15.6 1,278 1,173 -8.2 16,874 15,946 -5.5 719 809 +12.5
Driving under the influence 478,879 431,721 -9.8 3,012 2,421 -19.6 160,499 152,119 -5.2 1,020 839 -17.7
Liquor laws 118,298 70,834 -40.1 16,403 9,120 -44.4 48,555 31,493 -35.1 10,950 6,784 -38.0
Drunkenness 217,290 164,646 -24.2 2,637 1,435 -45.6 52,526 44,484 -15.3 1,075 682 -36.6
Disorderly conduct 163,462 136,354 -16.6 26,650 21,082 -20.9 64,400 56,824 -11.8 14,771 12,195 -17.4
Vagrancy 11,613 9,213 -20.7 448 179 -60.0 3,224 2,889 -10.4 142 57 -59.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,477,604 1,445,116 -2.2 76,174 61,742 -18.9 525,252 533,940 +1.7 29,584 26,163 -11.6
Suspicion 715 146 -79.6 57 11 -80.7 211 70 -66.8 8 0 -100.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 12,584 6,425 -48.9 12,584 6,425 -48.9 6,230 3,313 -46.8 6,230 3,313 -46.8
  • 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2015–2019

  • In 2019, the number of males arrested decreased 7.6 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 5.4 percent when compared with arrest figures from 2015.
  • The number of juvenile males (those under age 18) arrested in 2019 dropped 24.0 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 21.7 percent when compared with 2015 data.
  • An examination of 5-year trend data indicated that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 0.1 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses rose 4.1 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for murder in 2019 rose 5.6 percent when compared with 2015 arrest data, and the number of females arrested for murder in 2019 increased 7.3 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for males but increased for females in 2019 when compared with data for 2015. The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 2.0 percent; the number of arrests of juvenile females rose 0.1 percent.