Table 56

Arrest Trends

Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2018–2019

[1,453 agencies; 2019 estimated population 16,119,766; 2018 estimated population 16,140,591]

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 496,723 475,041 -4.4 20,340 18,986 -6.7 476,383 456,055 -4.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 467 450 -3.6 35 28 -20.0 432 422 -2.3
Rape2 1,393 1,334 -4.2 245 245 0.0 1,148 1,089 -5.1
Robbery 843 688 -18.4 47 61 +29.8 796 627 -21.2
Aggravated assault 12,838 12,540 -2.3 615 646 +5.0 12,223 11,894 -2.7
Burglary 7,661 6,677 -12.8 754 619 -17.9 6,907 6,058 -12.3
Larceny-theft 16,049 13,874 -13.6 1,164 931 -20.0 14,885 12,943 -13.0
Motor vehicle theft 3,309 2,995 -9.5 420 336 -20.0 2,889 2,659 -8.0
Arson 630 348 -44.8 54 52 -3.7 576 296 -48.6
Violent crime3 15,541 15,012 -3.4 942 980 +4.0 14,599 14,032 -3.9
Property crime3 27,649 23,894 -13.6 2,392 1,938 -19.0 25,257 21,956 -13.1
Other assaults 40,167 40,199 +0.1 3,677 3,900 +6.1 36,490 36,299 -0.5
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,916 1,531 -20.1 22 8 -63.6 1,894 1,523 -19.6
Fraud 4,829 4,348 -10.0 84 82 -2.4 4,745 4,266 -10.1
Embezzlement 388 337 -13.1 7 3 -57.1 381 334 -12.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 2,956 2,805 -5.1 141 136 -3.5 2,815 2,669 -5.2
Vandalism 5,899 5,865 -0.6 945 904 -4.3 4,954 4,961 +0.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 5,550 5,361 -3.4 244 252 +3.3 5,306 5,109 -3.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 164 110 -32.9 6 6 0.0 158 104 -34.2
Sex offenses (except rape and prostitution) 1,904 1,761 -7.5 336 373 +11.0 1,568 1,388 -11.5
Drug abuse violations 80,936 74,004 -8.6 2,736 2,218 -18.9 78,200 71,786 -8.2
Gambling 85 92 +8.2 0 2 85 90 +5.9
Offenses against the family and children 6,747 5,801 -14.0 88 97 +10.2 6,659 5,704 -14.3
Driving under the influence 79,595 77,972 -2.0 441 437 -0.9 79,154 77,535 -2.0
Liquor laws 8,904 8,295 -6.8 1,885 1,767 -6.3 7,019 6,528 -7.0
Drunkenness 9,022 8,651 -4.1 103 106 +2.9 8,919 8,545 -4.2
Disorderly conduct 11,318 10,364 -8.4 1,576 1,415 -10.2 9,742 8,949 -8.1
Vagrancy 303 227 -25.1 13 2 -84.6 290 225 -22.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 192,669 188,274 -2.3 4,521 4,222 -6.6 188,148 184,052 -2.2
Suspicion 20 44 +120.0 3 1 -66.7 17 43 +152.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 181 138 -23.8 181 138 -23.8 - - -
  • 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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