Table 38

Arrests

by Age, 2019

[10,831 agencies; 2019 estimated population 229,735,355]

Offense charged Total
all ages
Ages
under 15
Ages
under 18
Ages 18
and over
Under
10
10-12 13-14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 and
over
TOTAL 6,917,552 156,886 485,964 6,431,588 2,550 36,691 117,645 94,426 108,807 125,845 170,444 192,362 192,045 198,861 201,462 206,878 213,855 1,164,519 1,046,118 875,810 610,752 459,614 368,597 280,854 148,619 100,798
Total percent distribution1 100.0 2.3 7.0 93.0 * 0.5 1.7 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 16.8 15.1 12.7 8.8 6.6 5.3 4.1 2.1 1.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,711 74 601 7,110 0 11 63 107 165 255 400 413 389 370 317 299 295 1,408 950 747 501 340 223 197 127 134
Rape2 16,966 1,264 2,887 14,079 31 357 876 499 516 608 748 579 591 523 469 409 421 2,077 2,016 1,765 1,252 982 821 629 395 402
Robbery 56,854 2,665 12,266 44,588 8 333 2,324 2,692 3,312 3,597 3,797 3,172 2,520 2,245 2,034 1,831 1,849 8,733 6,548 4,511 2,777 1,739 1,372 904 385 171
Aggravated assault 277,561 6,867 19,499 258,062 138 1,864 4,865 3,723 4,185 4,724 5,825 6,592 7,093 7,931 8,070 8,623 8,932 48,857 42,678 35,119 24,082 18,096 14,342 11,016 6,134 4,672
Burglary 120,242 4,806 14,504 105,738 88 1,024 3,694 3,089 3,286 3,323 3,953 3,872 3,310 3,281 3,232 3,548 3,746 20,129 18,695 15,020 9,419 6,665 5,130 3,456 1,498 784
Larceny-theft 604,287 18,480 62,200 542,087 231 3,754 14,495 12,482 14,536 16,702 20,361 19,232 17,194 16,399 15,966 15,967 16,364 94,072 88,432 73,764 50,915 38,842 31,941 23,360 11,785 7,493
Motor vehicle theft 57,738 2,626 9,742 47,996 4 260 2,362 2,442 2,450 2,224 2,010 1,793 1,653 1,630 1,600 1,653 1,782 10,017 8,986 6,845 4,092 2,648 1,758 994 361 174
Arson 6,369 717 1,264 5,105 50 247 420 210 177 160 146 122 105 122 111 120 154 868 831 785 542 353 326 258 130 132
Violent crime3 359,092 10,870 35,253 323,839 177 2,565 8,128 7,021 8,178 9,184 10,770 10,756 10,593 11,069 10,890 11,162 11,497 61,075 52,192 42,142 28,612 21,157 16,758 12,746 7,041 5,379
Violent crime percent distribution1 100.0 3.0 9.8 90.2 * 0.7 2.3 2.0 2.3 2.6 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 17.0 14.5 11.7 8.0 5.9 4.7 3.5 2.0 1.5
Property crime3 788,636 26,629 87,710 700,926 373 5,285 20,971 18,223 20,449 22,409 26,470 25,019 22,262 21,432 20,909 21,288 22,046 125,086 116,944 96,414 64,968 48,508 39,155 28,068 13,774 8,583
Property crime percent distribution1 100.0 3.4 11.1 88.9 * 0.7 2.7 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 15.9 14.8 12.2 8.2 6.2 5.0 3.6 1.7 1.1
Other assaults 717,793 38,619 88,269 629,524 736 11,229 26,654 16,913 16,818 15,919 14,660 16,145 16,496 19,478 19,774 20,581 21,296 115,533 102,880 86,441 60,842 45,807 36,425 27,271 14,538 11,357
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,495 98 611 31,884 2 23 73 93 149 271 747 1,177 1,269 906 902 887 1,037 5,856 5,570 4,805 3,174 2,161 1,533 1,079 509 272
Fraud 79,954 645 2,620 77,334 2 108 535 464 661 850 1,502 2,009 2,266 2,129 2,195 2,311 2,454 14,302 13,515 11,393 7,918 5,656 4,224 2,967 1,442 1,051
Embezzlement 10,003 25 400 9,603 0 5 20 26 117 232 431 545 470 388 408 309 350 1,667 1,412 1,114 863 630 443 336 144 93
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,027 1,368 6,487 57,540 2 118 1,248 1,358 1,732 2,029 2,314 2,231 2,053 1,905 1,952 1,985 1,955 11,730 10,218 8,245 5,145 3,292 2,295 1,374 585 261
Vandalism 128,474 9,891 22,744 105,730 314 2,926 6,651 4,247 4,355 4,251 4,316 4,161 3,920 3,994 3,999 3,979 3,945 20,757 17,210 13,364 8,735 6,120 4,815 3,421 1,700 1,294
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,130 3,347 11,563 98,567 63 863 2,421 2,092 2,705 3,419 4,186 4,342 4,232 4,308 4,230 4,160 4,241 20,241 15,171 11,690 7,529 5,146 3,800 2,767 1,452 1,072
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,015 30 214 19,801 0 8 22 26 55 103 477 818 881 893 927 817 853 3,954 2,862 2,176 1,531 1,236 1,013 674 369 320
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 28,973 2,310 4,739 24,234 40 619 1,651 859 775 795 828 700 624 601 556 611 599 3,095 3,290 3,100 2,306 1,962 1,756 1,642 1,165 1,399
Drug abuse violations 1,067,764 10,881 55,701 1,012,063 55 1,695 9,131 9,689 13,996 21,135 36,298 41,116 38,389 37,432 36,358 36,652 36,982 193,061 165,241 135,033 89,556 62,814 47,410 33,345 15,620 6,756
Gambling 1,909 26 150 1,759 1 3 22 29 45 50 32 67 55 36 30 32 48 252 232 229 191 176 151 115 49 64
Offenses against the family and children 58,720 772 2,098 56,622 27 188 557 434 458 434 635 741 825 1,039 1,101 1,250 1,401 9,965 11,267 10,330 7,181 4,662 2,948 1,916 869 492
Driving under the influence 658,902 89 3,580 655,322 5 13 71 161 858 2,472 7,152 11,113 12,995 20,860 22,770 24,184 24,752 121,140 98,297 80,832 60,960 50,411 42,811 36,682 22,344 18,019
Liquor laws 112,467 2,681 17,072 95,395 6 379 2,296 2,738 4,508 7,145 14,821 15,621 13,296 2,745 2,084 1,642 1,608 7,072 6,453 6,013 5,005 4,884 5,042 4,692 2,733 1,684
Drunkenness 219,696 372 2,414 217,282 5 52 315 362 576 1,104 3,032 3,735 3,972 6,276 6,178 6,158 6,207 32,949 31,445 28,206 21,909 19,407 18,295 15,956 8,799 4,758
Disorderly conduct 211,960 16,045 36,877 175,083 224 4,335 11,486 7,733 7,029 6,070 5,379 5,212 5,439 6,489 6,030 5,767 5,753 29,318 26,167 22,237 15,820 12,967 10,870 8,730 5,056 3,849
Vagrancy 16,104 77 255 15,849 3 15 59 62 60 56 245 216 306 218 245 286 280 2,051 2,114 2,206 1,710 1,670 1,696 1,335 815 456
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,219,328 28,480 96,409 2,122,919 497 5,684 22,299 19,448 22,558 25,923 36,139 46,633 51,696 56,651 59,911 62,805 66,542 385,355 363,582 309,797 216,774 160,921 127,147 95,722 49,609 33,635
Suspicion 329 7 17 312 0 0 7 1 4 5 10 5 6 12 13 12 9 60 56 43 23 27 10 16 6 4
Curfew and loitering law violations 10,781 3,624 10,781 - 18 578 3,028 2,447 2,721 1,989 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Age, 2019

  • In 2019, 93.0 percent of all individuals arrested were adults (18 years of age and over). Adults comprised 90.2 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 88.9 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Adults accounted for 94.8 percent of persons arrested for drug abuse violations.
  • In 2019, 19.8 percent of persons arrested for arson were juveniles. More than half of those juveniles (56.7 percent) were under the age of 15.
  • Persons between the ages of 25 and 29 accounted for 16.8 percent of all arrestees in 2019.