Table 55

Arrests

Metropolitan Counties

by Race and Ethnicity, 2019

[1,230 agencies; 2019 estimated population 51,841,134]

Table 55A

Total arrests Percent distribution1 Total arrests Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 1,360,157 975,178 350,940 11,505 17,866 4,668 100.0 71.7 25.8 0.8 1.3 0.3 1,165,073 217,727 947,346 100.0 18.7 81.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,687 966 686 14 11 10 100.0 57.3 40.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 1,264 303 961 100.0 24.0 76.0
Rape3 3,387 2,571 736 14 50 16 100.0 75.9 21.7 0.4 1.5 0.5 2,880 766 2,114 100.0 26.6 73.4
Robbery 7,898 3,512 4,240 32 79 35 100.0 44.5 53.7 0.4 1.0 0.4 6,985 1,366 5,619 100.0 19.6 80.4
Aggravated assault 48,642 33,696 13,657 392 729 168 100.0 69.3 28.1 0.8 1.5 0.3 42,154 9,417 32,737 100.0 22.3 77.7
Burglary 20,493 15,248 4,913 92 168 72 100.0 74.4 24.0 0.4 0.8 0.4 17,621 2,578 15,043 100.0 14.6 85.4
Larceny-theft 82,457 50,753 29,921 371 1,203 209 100.0 61.6 36.3 0.4 1.5 0.3 67,096 7,410 59,686 100.0 11.0 89.0
Motor vehicle theft 11,001 7,973 2,687 84 138 119 100.0 72.5 24.4 0.8 1.3 1.1 9,620 2,233 7,387 100.0 23.2 76.8
Arson 1,056 804 210 10 23 9 100.0 76.1 19.9 0.9 2.2 0.9 912 145 767 100.0 15.9 84.1
Violent crime4 61,614 40,745 19,319 452 869 229 100.0 66.1 31.4 0.7 1.4 0.4 53,283 11,852 41,431 100.0 22.2 77.8
Property crime4 115,007 74,778 37,731 557 1,532 409 100.0 65.0 32.8 0.5 1.3 0.4 95,249 12,366 82,883 100.0 13.0 87.0
Other assaults 119,586 83,810 32,988 923 1,538 327 100.0 70.1 27.6 0.8 1.3 0.3 104,162 15,959 88,203 100.0 15.3 84.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 5,956 3,895 1,945 22 89 5 100.0 65.4 32.7 0.4 1.5 0.1 5,181 952 4,229 100.0 18.4 81.6
Fraud 15,627 10,638 4,584 93 291 21 100.0 68.1 29.3 0.6 1.9 0.1 13,372 1,920 11,452 100.0 14.4 85.6
Embezzlement 1,574 953 598 4 14 5 100.0 60.5 38.0 0.3 0.9 0.3 1,387 149 1,238 100.0 10.7 89.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 11,773 8,052 3,479 105 116 21 100.0 68.4 29.6 0.9 1.0 0.2 9,980 1,854 8,126 100.0 18.6 81.4
Vandalism 20,696 14,983 5,235 199 241 38 100.0 72.4 25.3 1.0 1.2 0.2 18,246 2,865 15,381 100.0 15.7 84.3
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 21,114 12,558 8,164 100 211 81 100.0 59.5 38.7 0.5 1.0 0.4 17,583 3,842 13,741 100.0 21.9 78.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,286 1,245 796 7 227 11 100.0 54.5 34.8 0.3 9.9 0.5 1,985 348 1,637 100.0 17.5 82.5
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 5,842 4,676 1,042 30 88 6 100.0 80.0 17.8 0.5 1.5 0.1 5,084 1,389 3,695 100.0 27.3 72.7
Drug abuse violations 224,555 159,139 61,005 1,275 2,589 547 100.0 70.9 27.2 0.6 1.2 0.2 199,264 36,798 162,466 100.0 18.5 81.5
Gambling 600 369 146 4 58 23 100.0 61.5 24.3 0.7 9.7 3.8 438 144 294 100.0 32.9 67.1
Offenses against the family and children 19,427 12,721 6,518 67 114 7 100.0 65.5 33.6 0.3 0.6 * 16,861 1,925 14,936 100.0 11.4 88.6
Driving under the influence 179,358 146,046 27,451 998 4,267 596 100.0 81.4 15.3 0.6 2.4 0.3 160,962 49,535 111,427 100.0 30.8 69.2
Liquor laws 14,174 11,269 2,417 200 247 41 100.0 79.5 17.1 1.4 1.7 0.3 10,753 2,084 8,669 100.0 19.4 80.6
Drunkenness 22,095 18,381 3,187 170 325 32 100.0 83.2 14.4 0.8 1.5 0.1 21,041 5,688 15,353 100.0 27.0 73.0
Disorderly conduct 24,801 16,193 8,046 307 199 56 100.0 65.3 32.4 1.2 0.8 0.2 19,430 1,840 17,590 100.0 9.5 90.5
Vagrancy 1,532 990 520 4 17 1 100.0 64.6 33.9 0.3 1.1 0.1 1,339 301 1,038 100.0 22.5 77.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 490,613 352,282 125,388 5,984 4,792 2,167 100.0 71.8 25.6 1.2 1.0 0.4 408,575 65,804 342,771 100.0 16.1 83.9
Suspicion 1,007 818 185 3 1 0 100.0 81.2 18.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 201 9 192 100.0 4.5 95.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 920 637 196 1 41 45 100.0 69.2 21.3 0.1 4.5 4.9 697 103 594 100.0 14.8 85.2
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.

Table 55B

Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1 Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 77,606 47,117 28,517 684 956 332 100.0 60.7 36.7 0.9 1.2 0.4 65,912 11,387 54,525 100.0 17.3 82.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 123 69 47 7 0 0 100.0 56.1 38.2 5.7 0.0 0.0 77 27 50 100.0 35.1 64.9
Rape3 661 491 160 0 9 1 100.0 74.3 24.2 0.0 1.4 0.2 560 96 464 100.0 17.1 82.9
Robbery 1,794 548 1,212 4 19 11 100.0 30.5 67.6 0.2 1.1 0.6 1,595 307 1,288 100.0 19.2 80.8
Aggravated assault 3,425 1,905 1,448 28 36 8 100.0 55.6 42.3 0.8 1.1 0.2 2,857 601 2,256 100.0 21.0 79.0
Burglary 2,392 1,455 889 16 17 15 100.0 60.8 37.2 0.7 0.7 0.6 1,984 338 1,646 100.0 17.0 83.0
Larceny-theft 8,339 4,055 4,093 28 139 24 100.0 48.6 49.1 0.3 1.7 0.3 6,989 1,035 5,954 100.0 14.8 85.2
Motor vehicle theft 1,490 792 660 15 18 5 100.0 53.2 44.3 1.0 1.2 0.3 1,333 273 1,060 100.0 20.5 79.5
Arson 228 159 60 5 4 0 100.0 69.7 26.3 2.2 1.8 0.0 190 22 168 100.0 11.6 88.4
Violent crime4 6,003 3,013 2,867 39 64 20 100.0 50.2 47.8 0.6 1.1 0.3 5,089 1,031 4,058 100.0 20.3 79.7
Property crime4 12,449 6,461 5,702 64 178 44 100.0 51.9 45.8 0.5 1.4 0.4 10,496 1,668 8,828 100.0 15.9 84.1
Other assaults 17,657 9,466 7,837 155 159 40 100.0 53.6 44.4 0.9 0.9 0.2 15,508 2,137 13,371 100.0 13.8 86.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 98 57 39 0 2 0 100.0 58.2 39.8 0.0 2.0 0.0 85 16 69 100.0 18.8 81.2
Fraud 423 237 177 3 6 0 100.0 56.0 41.8 0.7 1.4 0.0 366 92 274 100.0 25.1 74.9
Embezzlement 51 23 28 0 0 0 100.0 45.1 54.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 47 8 39 100.0 17.0 83.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 749 291 446 2 8 2 100.0 38.9 59.5 0.3 1.1 0.3 615 131 484 100.0 21.3 78.7
Vandalism 3,585 2,406 1,103 42 30 4 100.0 67.1 30.8 1.2 0.8 0.1 3,236 457 2,779 100.0 14.1 85.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 1,860 1,010 814 9 21 6 100.0 54.3 43.8 0.5 1.1 0.3 1,608 369 1,239 100.0 22.9 77.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 21 17 4 0 0 0 100.0 81.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18 2 16 100.0 11.1 88.9
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 901 658 229 1 12 1 100.0 73.0 25.4 0.1 1.3 0.1 751 131 620 100.0 17.4 82.6
Drug abuse violations 9,643 7,041 2,324 68 149 61 100.0 73.0 24.1 0.7 1.5 0.6 8,512 1,971 6,541 100.0 23.2 76.8
Gambling 86 62 20 0 4 0 100.0 72.1 23.3 0.0 4.7 0.0 79 39 40 100.0 49.4 50.6
Offenses against the family and children 316 259 46 9 2 0 100.0 82.0 14.6 2.8 0.6 0.0 239 54 185 100.0 22.6 77.4
Driving under the influence 772 712 46 5 6 3 100.0 92.2 6.0 0.6 0.8 0.4 649 246 403 100.0 37.9 62.1
Liquor laws 2,798 2,519 161 46 50 22 100.0 90.0 5.8 1.6 1.8 0.8 2,135 321 1,814 100.0 15.0 85.0
Drunkenness 285 231 48 2 2 2 100.0 81.1 16.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 263 90 173 100.0 34.2 65.8
Disorderly conduct 4,597 2,213 2,304 42 34 4 100.0 48.1 50.1 0.9 0.7 0.1 3,529 343 3,186 100.0 9.7 90.3
Vagrancy 10 7 3 0 0 0 100.0 70.0 30.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10 5 5 100.0 50.0 50.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 14,378 9,793 4,123 196 188 78 100.0 68.1 28.7 1.4 1.3 0.5 11,977 2,172 9,805 100.0 18.1 81.9
Suspicion 4 4 0 0 0 0 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3 1 2 100.0 33.3 66.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 920 637 196 1 41 45 100.0 69.2 21.3 0.1 4.5 4.9 697 103 594 100.0 14.8 85.2
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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.

Table 55C

Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1 Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Race Ethnicity
Offense charged Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black or
African
American
American
Indian or
Alaska
Native
Asian Native
Hawaiian
or Other
Pacific
Islander
Total2 Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
Total Hispanic
or
Latino
Not
Hispanic
or Latino
TOTAL 1,282,551 928,061 322,423 10,821 16,910 4,336 100.0 72.4 25.1 0.8 1.3 0.3 1,099,161 206,340 892,821 100.0 18.8 81.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,564 897 639 7 11 10 100.0 57.4 40.9 0.4 0.7 0.6 1,187 276 911 100.0 23.3 76.7
Rape3 2,726 2,080 576 14 41 15 100.0 76.3 21.1 0.5 1.5 0.6 2,320 670 1,650 100.0 28.9 71.1
Robbery 6,104 2,964 3,028 28 60 24 100.0 48.6 49.6 0.5 1.0 0.4 5,390 1,059 4,331 100.0 19.6 80.4
Aggravated assault 45,217 31,791 12,209 364 693 160 100.0 70.3 27.0 0.8 1.5 0.4 39,297 8,816 30,481 100.0 22.4 77.6
Burglary 18,101 13,793 4,024 76 151 57 100.0 76.2 22.2 0.4 0.8 0.3 15,637 2,240 13,397 100.0 14.3 85.7
Larceny-theft 74,118 46,698 25,828 343 1,064 185 100.0 63.0 34.8 0.5 1.4 0.2 60,107 6,375 53,732 100.0 10.6 89.4
Motor vehicle theft 9,511 7,181 2,027 69 120 114 100.0 75.5 21.3 0.7 1.3 1.2 8,287 1,960 6,327 100.0 23.7 76.3
Arson 828 645 150 5 19 9 100.0 77.9 18.1 0.6 2.3 1.1 722 123 599 100.0 17.0 83.0
Violent crime4 55,611 37,732 16,452 413 805 209 100.0 67.8 29.6 0.7 1.4 0.4 48,194 10,821 37,373 100.0 22.5 77.5
Property crime4 102,558 68,317 32,029 493 1,354 365 100.0 66.6 31.2 0.5 1.3 0.4 84,753 10,698 74,055 100.0 12.6 87.4
Other assaults 101,929 74,344 25,151 768 1,379 287 100.0 72.9 24.7 0.8 1.4 0.3 88,654 13,822 74,832 100.0 15.6 84.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 5,858 3,838 1,906 22 87 5 100.0 65.5 32.5 0.4 1.5 0.1 5,096 936 4,160 100.0 18.4 81.6
Fraud 15,204 10,401 4,407 90 285 21 100.0 68.4 29.0 0.6 1.9 0.1 13,006 1,828 11,178 100.0 14.1 85.9
Embezzlement 1,523 930 570 4 14 5 100.0 61.1 37.4 0.3 0.9 0.3 1,340 141 1,199 100.0 10.5 89.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 11,024 7,761 3,033 103 108 19 100.0 70.4 27.5 0.9 1.0 0.2 9,365 1,723 7,642 100.0 18.4 81.6
Vandalism 17,111 12,577 4,132 157 211 34 100.0 73.5 24.1 0.9 1.2 0.2 15,010 2,408 12,602 100.0 16.0 84.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 19,254 11,548 7,350 91 190 75 100.0 60.0 38.2 0.5 1.0 0.4 15,975 3,473 12,502 100.0 21.7 78.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,265 1,228 792 7 227 11 100.0 54.2 35.0 0.3 10.0 0.5 1,967 346 1,621 100.0 17.6 82.4
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 4,941 4,018 813 29 76 5 100.0 81.3 16.5 0.6 1.5 0.1 4,333 1,258 3,075 100.0 29.0 71.0
Drug abuse violations 214,912 152,098 58,681 1,207 2,440 486 100.0 70.8 27.3 0.6 1.1 0.2 190,752 34,827 155,925 100.0 18.3 81.7
Gambling 514 307 126 4 54 23 100.0 59.7 24.5 0.8 10.5 4.5 359 105 254 100.0 29.2 70.8
Offenses against the family and children 19,111 12,462 6,472 58 112 7 100.0 65.2 33.9 0.3 0.6 * 16,622 1,871 14,751 100.0 11.3 88.7
Driving under the influence 178,586 145,334 27,405 993 4,261 593 100.0 81.4 15.3 0.6 2.4 0.3 160,313 49,289 111,024 100.0 30.7 69.3
Liquor laws 11,376 8,750 2,256 154 197 19 100.0 76.9 19.8 1.4 1.7 0.2 8,618 1,763 6,855 100.0 20.5 79.5
Drunkenness 21,810 18,150 3,139 168 323 30 100.0 83.2 14.4 0.8 1.5 0.1 20,778 5,598 15,180 100.0 26.9 73.1
Disorderly conduct 20,204 13,980 5,742 265 165 52 100.0 69.2 28.4 1.3 0.8 0.3 15,901 1,497 14,404 100.0 9.4 90.6
Vagrancy 1,522 983 517 4 17 1 100.0 64.6 34.0 0.3 1.1 0.1 1,329 296 1,033 100.0 22.3 77.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 476,235 342,489 121,265 5,788 4,604 2,089 100.0 71.9 25.5 1.2 1.0 0.4 396,598 63,632 332,966 100.0 16.0 84.0
Suspicion 1,003 814 185 3 1 0 100.0 81.2 18.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 198 8 190 100.0 4.0 96.0
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The ethnicity totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity data; therefore, the race and ethnicity totals will not equal.
  • 3 The rape figures in this table are aggregate totals of the data submitted based on both the legacy and revised Uniform Crime Reporting definitions.
  • 4 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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