Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2018–2019

[9,752 agencies; 2019 estimated population 208,476,526; 2018 estimated population 207,708,086]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,507,396 6,266,826 -3.7 137,873 144,430 +4.8 462,625 447,119 -3.4 6,044,771 5,819,707 -3.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,966 6,942 -0.3 59 69 +16.9 560 547 -2.3 6,406 6,395 -0.2
Rape2 15,943 15,550 -2.5 1,146 1,180 +3.0 2,730 2,686 -1.6 13,213 12,864 -2.6
Robbery 54,841 52,388 -4.5 2,159 2,488 +15.2 10,859 11,408 +5.1 43,982 40,980 -6.8
Aggravated assault 255,530 255,319 -0.1 6,260 6,262 * 17,911 17,798 -0.6 237,619 237,521 *
Burglary 115,538 109,691 -5.1 4,347 4,345 * 14,412 13,161 -8.7 101,126 96,530 -4.5
Larceny-theft 572,801 556,357 -2.9 17,488 16,954 -3.1 61,757 57,391 -7.1 511,044 498,966 -2.4
Motor vehicle theft 57,392 53,995 -5.9 2,280 2,388 +4.7 9,141 8,885 -2.8 48,251 45,110 -6.5
Arson 6,099 5,891 -3.4 712 654 -8.1 1,220 1,151 -5.7 4,879 4,740 -2.8
Violent crime3 333,280 330,199 -0.9 9,624 9,999 +3.9 32,060 32,439 +1.2 301,220 297,760 -1.1
Property crime3 751,830 725,934 -3.4 24,827 24,341 -2.0 86,530 80,588 -6.9 665,300 645,346 -3.0
Other assaults 652,952 644,473 -1.3 32,478 34,904 +7.5 78,790 79,903 +1.4 574,162 564,570 -1.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,269 29,905 -7.3 137 89 -35.0 704 566 -19.6 31,565 29,339 -7.1
Fraud 74,544 73,124 -1.9 530 578 +9.1 2,392 2,415 +1.0 72,152 70,709 -2.0
Embezzlement 9,642 9,292 -3.6 16 23 +43.8 396 380 -4.0 9,246 8,912 -3.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 61,966 58,578 -5.5 1,341 1,288 -4.0 6,309 6,012 -4.7 55,657 52,566 -5.6
Vandalism 116,231 117,479 +1.1 7,753 9,093 +17.3 20,113 20,860 +3.7 96,118 96,619 +0.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 101,562 100,805 -0.7 3,072 3,139 +2.2 10,462 10,737 +2.6 91,100 90,068 -1.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 17,031 15,828 -7.1 29 22 -24.1 129 105 -18.6 16,902 15,723 -7.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 28,057 26,533 -5.4 2,230 2,196 -1.5 4,737 4,495 -5.1 23,320 22,038 -5.5
Drug abuse violations 1,044,876 969,293 -7.2 9,971 10,037 +0.7 57,734 51,048 -11.6 987,142 918,245 -7.0
Gambling 1,431 1,637 +14.4 15 9 -40.0 68 80 +17.6 1,363 1,557 +14.2
Offenses against the family and children 55,647 51,192 -8.0 713 742 +4.1 2,031 1,972 -2.9 53,616 49,220 -8.2
Driving under the influence 610,062 602,319 -1.3 71 79 +11.3 3,281 3,288 +0.2 606,781 599,031 -1.3
Liquor laws 113,734 103,181 -9.3 2,392 2,454 +2.6 17,170 15,711 -8.5 96,564 87,470 -9.4
Drunkenness 216,510 203,319 -6.1 351 313 -10.8 2,266 2,133 -5.9 214,244 201,186 -6.1
Disorderly conduct 198,993 196,190 -1.4 14,060 14,991 +6.6 34,060 34,425 +1.1 164,933 161,765 -1.9
Vagrancy 14,321 12,743 -11.0 103 77 -25.2 392 250 -36.2 13,929 12,493 -10.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,061,684 1,984,816 -3.7 24,956 26,695 +7.0 92,227 89,726 -2.7 1,969,457 1,895,090 -3.8
Suspicion 400 292 -27.0 10 7 -30.0 32 15 -53.1 368 277 -24.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 10,774 9,986 -7.3 3,204 3,361 +4.9 10,774 9,986 -7.3 - - -
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2018–2019

  • The number of persons arrested in 2019 decreased 3.7 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2018. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2019 decreased 3.4 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes decreased 0.9 percent from 2018 to 2019. When compared with data from 2018, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes increased 1.2 percent.
  • The number of arrests for robbery dropped 4.5 percent when comparing 2019 arrest data with 2018 arrest data. However, the number of juveniles arrested for robbery rose 5.1 percent.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2019 decreased 3.0 percent when compared with 2018 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 6.9 percent.