Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2019

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

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 6,917,552 156,886 485,964 1,040,815 1,861,871 2.3 7.0 15.0 26.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,711 74 601 1,803 3,084 1.0 7.8 23.4 40.0
Rape1 16,966 1,264 2,887 4,805 6,627 7.5 17.0 28.3 39.1
Robbery 56,854 2,665 12,266 21,755 29,714 4.7 21.6 38.3 52.3
Aggravated assault 277,561 6,867 19,499 39,009 72,565 2.5 7.0 14.1 26.1
Burglary 120,242 4,806 14,504 25,639 39,446 4.0 12.1 21.3 32.8
Larceny-theft 604,287 18,480 62,200 118,987 183,683 3.1 10.3 19.7 30.4
Motor vehicle theft 57,738 2,626 9,742 15,198 21,863 4.5 16.9 26.3 37.9
Arson 6,369 717 1,264 1,637 2,144 11.3 19.8 25.7 33.7
Violent crime2 359,092 10,870 35,253 67,372 111,990 3.0 9.8 18.8 31.2
Property crime2 788,636 26,629 87,710 161,461 247,136 3.4 11.1 20.5 31.3
Other assaults 717,793 38,619 88,269 135,570 216,699 5.4 12.3 18.9 30.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,495 98 611 3,804 7,536 0.3 1.9 11.7 23.2
Fraud 79,954 645 2,620 8,397 17,486 0.8 3.3 10.5 21.9
Embezzlement 10,003 25 400 1,846 3,301 0.2 4.0 18.5 33.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,027 1,368 6,487 13,085 20,882 2.1 10.1 20.4 32.6
Vandalism 128,474 9,891 22,744 35,141 51,058 7.7 17.7 27.4 39.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,130 3,347 11,563 24,323 41,262 3.0 10.5 22.1 37.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,015 30 214 2,390 5,880 0.1 1.1 11.9 29.4
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 28,973 2,310 4,739 6,891 9,258 8.0 16.4 23.8 32.0
Drug abuse violations 1,067,764 10,881 55,701 171,504 318,928 1.0 5.2 16.1 29.9
Gambling 1,909 26 150 304 450 1.4 7.9 15.9 23.6
Offenses against the family and children 58,720 772 2,098 4,299 9,090 1.3 3.6 7.3 15.5
Driving under the influence 658,902 89 3,580 34,840 127,406 * 0.5 5.3 19.3
Liquor laws 112,467 2,681 17,072 60,810 68,889 2.4 15.2 54.1 61.3
Drunkenness 219,696 372 2,414 13,153 37,972 0.2 1.1 6.0 17.3
Disorderly conduct 211,960 16,045 36,877 52,907 76,946 7.6 17.4 25.0 36.3
Vagrancy 16,104 77 255 1,022 2,051 0.5 1.6 6.3 12.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,219,328 28,480 96,409 230,877 476,786 1.3 4.3 10.4 21.5
Suspicion 329 7 17 38 84 2.1 5.2 11.6 25.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 10,781 3,624 10,781 10,781 10,781 33.6 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 2 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, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2019

  • In 2019, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 26.9 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 31.2 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 31.3 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes.
  • In 2019, 40.0 percent of all persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were under the age of 25.
  • Of all persons arrested for robbery, 52.3 percent were under the age of 25. Nearly 22 percent (21.6) of persons arrested for robbery were juveniles (individuals under age 18).
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 32.8 percent of all persons arrested for burglary in 2019. Juveniles accounted for 12.1 percent of persons arrested for burglary.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 21 accounted for 16.1 percent of drug abuse violations.