Table 37

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2018–2019

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
TOTAL1 4,729,317 4,548,810 -3.8 323,498 310,824 -3.9 1,778,079 1,718,016 -3.4 139,127 136,295 -2.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,089 6,125 +0.6 503 487 -3.2 877 817 -6.8 57 60 +5.3
Rape2 15,513 15,083 -2.8 2,623 2,550 -2.8 430 467 +8.6 107 136 +27.1
Robbery 46,410 44,182 -4.8 9,617 10,075 +4.8 8,431 8,206 -2.7 1,242 1,333 +7.3
Aggravated assault 195,492 195,497 * 13,036 13,140 +0.8 60,038 59,822 -0.4 4,875 4,658 -4.5
Burglary 92,398 86,895 -6.0 12,484 11,310 -9.4 23,140 22,796 -1.5 1,928 1,851 -4.0
Larceny-theft 329,965 319,015 -3.3 37,200 34,151 -8.2 242,836 237,342 -2.3 24,557 23,240 -5.4
Motor vehicle theft 44,183 41,491 -6.1 7,440 7,107 -4.5 13,209 12,504 -5.3 1,701 1,778 +4.5
Arson 4,740 4,627 -2.4 1,021 977 -4.3 1,359 1,264 -7.0 199 174 -12.6
Violent crime3 263,504 260,887 -1.0 25,779 26,252 +1.8 69,776 69,312 -0.7 6,281 6,187 -1.5
Property crime3 471,286 452,028 -4.1 58,145 53,545 -7.9 280,544 273,906 -2.4 28,385 27,043 -4.7
Other assaults 463,896 456,077 -1.7 49,429 49,947 +1.0 189,056 188,396 -0.3 29,361 29,956 +2.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 21,351 20,002 -6.3 566 429 -24.2 10,918 9,903 -9.3 138 137 -0.7
Fraud 47,142 46,910 -0.5 1,595 1,628 +2.1 27,402 26,214 -4.3 797 787 -1.3
Embezzlement 4,776 4,620 -3.3 235 203 -13.6 4,866 4,672 -4.0 161 177 +9.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 48,125 45,455 -5.5 5,259 4,928 -6.3 13,841 13,123 -5.2 1,050 1,084 +3.2
Vandalism 89,646 90,545 +1.0 16,250 16,780 +3.3 26,585 26,934 +1.3 3,863 4,080 +5.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 91,790 91,287 -0.5 9,280 9,627 +3.7 9,772 9,518 -2.6 1,182 1,110 -6.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 6,689 6,427 -3.9 65 57 -12.3 10,342 9,401 -9.1 64 48 -25.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 26,217 24,861 -5.2 4,267 4,018 -5.8 1,840 1,672 -9.1 470 477 +1.5
Drug abuse violations 784,899 724,860 -7.6 42,844 37,716 -12.0 259,977 244,433 -6.0 14,890 13,332 -10.5
Gambling 1,093 1,220 +11.6 61 71 +16.4 338 417 +23.4 7 9 +28.6
Offenses against the family and children 39,386 35,509 -9.8 1,238 1,160 -6.3 16,261 15,683 -3.6 793 812 +2.4
Driving under the influence 453,626 447,456 -1.4 2,448 2,438 -0.4 156,436 154,863 -1.0 833 850 +2.0
Liquor laws 79,076 71,859 -9.1 9,841 8,990 -8.6 34,658 31,322 -9.6 7,329 6,721 -8.3
Drunkenness 171,112 160,024 -6.5 1,542 1,432 -7.1 45,398 43,295 -4.6 724 701 -3.2
Disorderly conduct 140,865 138,494 -1.7 21,741 21,653 -0.4 58,128 57,696 -0.7 12,319 12,772 +3.7
Vagrancy 10,606 9,641 -9.1 297 190 -36.0 3,715 3,102 -16.5 95 60 -36.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,507,080 1,454,024 -3.5 65,464 63,136 -3.6 554,604 530,792 -4.3 26,763 26,590 -0.6
Suspicion 301 202 -32.9 23 15 -34.8 99 90 -9.1 9 0 -100.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 7,152 6,624 -7.4 7,152 6,624 -7.4 3,622 3,362 -7.2 3,622 3,362 -7.2
  • 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, by Sex, 2018-2019

  • Nationwide, the number of males arrested in 2019 decreased 3.8 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2018. The number of females arrested decreased 3.4 percent during this 2-year period.
  • The number of juvenile (persons under age 18) males arrested in 2019 decreased 3.9 percent when compared with 2018 juvenile male arrest data. The number of juvenile female arrests decreased 2.0 percent.
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 1.0 percent, and the number of females arrested for violent crimes declined 0.7 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males for violent crimes increased 1.8 percent; arrests of juvenile females decreased 1.5 percent.
  • In a comparison of 2019 and 2018 arrest data, male arrests for murder offenses increased 0.6 percent for males of all ages. The number of juvenile male arrests for murder declined 3.2 percent.
  • Juvenile female arrests for murder increased from 57 to 60, a 5.3 percent increase. Arrests of juvenile females increased 7.3 percent for robbery.
  • The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2019 decreased 4.1 percent when compared with 2018 arrest data, and the number of females arrested for property crimes decreased 2.4 percent.
  • The number of juvenile males arrested for property crimes decreased 7.9 percent; the number of juvenile females decreased 4.7 percent.
  • A comparison of 2019 and 2018 arrest data for property crime offenses indicated that motor vehicle theft arrests decreased 6.1 percent for males of all ages and 4.5 percent for male juveniles. For the same offense, arrests decreased 5.3 percent for females of all ages, but increased 4.5 percent for female juveniles.