Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2019

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

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 6,917,552 5,012,260 1,905,292 72.5 27.5 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,711 6,789 922 88.0 12.0 0.1 0.1 *
Rape2 16,966 16,395 571 96.6 3.4 0.2 0.3 *
Robbery 56,854 47,896 8,958 84.2 15.8 0.8 1.0 0.5
Aggravated assault 277,561 212,387 65,174 76.5 23.5 4.0 4.2 3.4
Burglary 120,242 95,317 24,925 79.3 20.7 1.7 1.9 1.3
Larceny-theft 604,287 346,965 257,322 57.4 42.6 8.7 6.9 13.5
Motor vehicle theft 57,738 44,357 13,381 76.8 23.2 0.8 0.9 0.7
Arson 6,369 4,992 1,377 78.4 21.6 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime3 359,092 283,467 75,625 78.9 21.1 5.2 5.7 4.0
Property crime3 788,636 491,631 297,005 62.3 37.7 11.4 9.8 15.6
Other assaults 717,793 506,715 211,078 70.6 29.4 10.4 10.1 11.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,495 21,688 10,807 66.7 33.3 0.5 0.4 0.6
Fraud 79,954 51,212 28,742 64.1 35.9 1.2 1.0 1.5
Embezzlement 10,003 4,981 5,022 49.8 50.2 0.1 0.1 0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 64,027 49,688 14,339 77.6 22.4 0.9 1.0 0.8
Vandalism 128,474 98,712 29,762 76.8 23.2 1.9 2.0 1.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,130 99,611 10,519 90.4 9.6 1.6 2.0 0.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 20,015 7,404 12,611 37.0 63.0 0.3 0.1 0.7
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 28,973 26,996 1,977 93.2 6.8 0.4 0.5 0.1
Drug abuse violations 1,067,764 796,466 271,298 74.6 25.4 15.4 15.9 14.2
Gambling 1,909 1,360 549 71.2 28.8 * * *
Offenses against the family and children 58,720 40,881 17,839 69.6 30.4 0.8 0.8 0.9
Driving under the influence 658,902 488,091 170,811 74.1 25.9 9.5 9.7 9.0
Liquor laws 112,467 78,441 34,026 69.7 30.3 1.6 1.6 1.8
Drunkenness 219,696 172,813 46,883 78.7 21.3 3.2 3.4 2.5
Disorderly conduct 211,960 149,485 62,475 70.5 29.5 3.1 3.0 3.3
Vagrancy 16,104 12,401 3,703 77.0 23.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,219,328 1,622,846 596,482 73.1 26.9 32.1 32.4 31.3
Suspicion 329 224 105 68.1 31.9 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 10,781 7,147 3,634 66.3 33.7 0.2 0.1 0.2
  • 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 Sex, 2019

  • In 2019, 72.5 percent of all arrestees were males. Males accounted for 78.9 percent of persons arrested for violent crimes and for 62.3 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Males comprised 88.0 percent of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2019.
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 74.6 percent were males.
  • Females accounted for 42.6 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2019.
  • Of persons arrested for aggravated assault in 2019, 23.5 percent were females.
  • Of persons arrested for driving under the influence, 25.9 percent were females.