Table 44

Arrest Trends

Cities, 2018–2019

[7,204 agencies; 2019 estimated population 147,631,037; 2018 estimated population 146,952,334]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
2018 2019 Percent
change
TOTAL1 4,738,274 4,571,745 -3.5 368,782 357,161 -3.2 4,369,492 4,214,584 -3.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 5,138 5,159 +0.4 444 439 -1.1 4,694 4,720 +0.6
Rape2 11,409 11,047 -3.2 1,907 1,817 -4.7 9,502 9,230 -2.9
Robbery 46,057 44,346 -3.7 9,146 9,660 +5.6 36,911 34,686 -6.0
Aggravated assault 196,556 198,265 +0.9 13,949 13,992 +0.3 182,607 184,273 +0.9
Burglary 87,721 84,693 -3.5 11,381 10,411 -8.5 76,340 74,282 -2.7
Larceny-theft 478,130 467,572 -2.2 52,380 48,699 -7.0 425,750 418,873 -1.6
Motor vehicle theft 42,544 40,837 -4.0 7,323 7,210 -1.5 35,221 33,627 -4.5
Arson 4,350 4,592 +5.6 926 896 -3.2 3,424 3,696 +7.9
Violent crime3 259,160 258,817 -0.1 25,446 25,908 +1.8 233,714 232,909 -0.3
Property crime3 612,745 597,694 -2.5 72,010 67,216 -6.7 540,735 530,478 -1.9
Other assaults 502,169 496,435 -1.1 59,848 60,122 +0.5 442,321 436,313 -1.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 24,497 23,039 -6.0 587 470 -19.9 23,910 22,569 -5.6
Fraud 55,098 54,463 -1.2 1,907 1,940 +1.7 53,191 52,523 -1.3
Embezzlement 7,726 7,494 -3.0 357 332 -7.0 7,369 7,162 -2.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 47,247 45,087 -4.6 5,373 5,193 -3.4 41,874 39,894 -4.7
Vandalism 91,565 92,758 +1.3 15,985 16,620 +4.0 75,580 76,138 +0.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 76,784 76,106 -0.9 8,457 8,781 +3.8 68,327 67,325 -1.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 14,853 13,574 -8.6 94 78 -17.0 14,759 13,496 -8.6
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 20,391 19,287 -5.4 3,442 3,277 -4.8 16,949 16,010 -5.5
Drug abuse violations 739,737 690,707 -6.6 44,471 40,051 -9.9 695,266 650,656 -6.4
Gambling 976 1,141 +16.9 54 56 +3.7 922 1,085 +17.7
Offenses against the family and children 29,272 28,663 -2.1 1,599 1,591 -0.5 27,673 27,072 -2.2
Driving under the influence 361,381 359,408 -0.5 2,108 2,133 +1.2 359,273 357,275 -0.6
Liquor laws 89,809 81,311 -9.5 12,507 11,276 -9.8 77,302 70,035 -9.4
Drunkenness 185,925 173,989 -6.4 1,948 1,758 -9.8 183,977 172,231 -6.4
Disorderly conduct 163,836 162,778 -0.6 28,142 28,741 +2.1 135,694 134,037 -1.2
Vagrancy 12,616 11,040 -12.5 339 238 -29.8 12,277 10,802 -12.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,432,900 1,369,012 -4.5 74,521 72,438 -2.8 1,358,379 1,296,574 -4.5
Suspicion 152 178 +17.1 26 11 -57.7 126 167 +32.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 9,587 8,942 -6.7 9,587 8,942 -6.7 - - -
  • 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.

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