Table 50

Arrest Trends

Metropolitan Counties, 2018–2019

[1,095 agencies; 2019 estimated population 44,725,723; 2018 estimated population 44,615,161]

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 1,272,399 1,220,040 -4.1 73,503 70,972 -3.4 1,198,896 1,149,068 -4.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,361 1,333 -2.1 81 80 -1.2 1,280 1,253 -2.1
Rape2 3,141 3,169 +0.9 578 624 +8.0 2,563 2,545 -0.7
Robbery 7,941 7,354 -7.4 1,666 1,687 +1.3 6,275 5,667 -9.7
Aggravated assault 46,136 44,514 -3.5 3,347 3,160 -5.6 42,789 41,354 -3.4
Burglary 20,156 18,321 -9.1 2,277 2,131 -6.4 17,879 16,190 -9.4
Larceny-theft 78,622 74,911 -4.7 8,213 7,761 -5.5 70,409 67,150 -4.6
Motor vehicle theft 11,539 10,163 -11.9 1,398 1,339 -4.2 10,141 8,824 -13.0
Arson 1,119 951 -15.0 240 203 -15.4 879 748 -14.9
Violent crime3 58,579 56,370 -3.8 5,672 5,551 -2.1 52,907 50,819 -3.9
Property crime3 111,436 104,346 -6.4 12,128 11,434 -5.7 99,308 92,912 -6.4
Other assaults 110,616 107,839 -2.5 15,265 15,881 +4.0 95,351 91,958 -3.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 5,856 5,335 -8.9 95 88 -7.4 5,761 5,247 -8.9
Fraud 14,617 14,313 -2.1 401 393 -2.0 14,216 13,920 -2.1
Embezzlement 1,528 1,461 -4.4 32 45 +40.6 1,496 1,416 -5.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 11,763 10,686 -9.2 795 683 -14.1 10,968 10,003 -8.8
Vandalism 18,767 18,856 +0.5 3,183 3,336 +4.8 15,584 15,520 -0.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 19,228 19,338 +0.6 1,761 1,704 -3.2 17,467 17,634 +1.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,014 2,144 +6.5 29 21 -27.6 1,985 2,123 +7.0
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 5,762 5,485 -4.8 959 845 -11.9 4,803 4,640 -3.4
Drug abuse violations 224,203 204,582 -8.8 10,527 8,779 -16.6 213,676 195,803 -8.4
Gambling 370 404 +9.2 14 22 +57.1 356 382 +7.3
Offenses against the family and children 19,628 16,728 -14.8 344 284 -17.4 19,284 16,444 -14.7
Driving under the influence 169,086 164,939 -2.5 732 718 -1.9 168,354 164,221 -2.5
Liquor laws 15,021 13,575 -9.6 2,778 2,668 -4.0 12,243 10,907 -10.9
Drunkenness 21,563 20,679 -4.1 215 269 +25.1 21,348 20,410 -4.4
Disorderly conduct 23,839 23,048 -3.3 4,342 4,269 -1.7 19,497 18,779 -3.7
Vagrancy 1,402 1,476 +5.3 40 10 -75.0 1,362 1,466 +7.6
All other offenses (except traffic) 436,115 427,530 -2.0 13,185 13,066 -0.9 422,930 414,464 -2.0
Suspicion 228 70 -69.3 3 3 0.0 225 67 -70.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 1,006 906 -9.9 1,006 906 -9.9 - - -
  • 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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