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Table 43

Arrests

by Race, 2010

[12,221 agencies; 2010 estimated population 240,100,189]

Table 43a

Offense charged Total arrests Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 10,177,907 7,066,154 2,846,862 145,612 119,279 100.0 69.4 28.0 1.4 1.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,641 4,261 4,209 91 80 100.0 49.3 48.7 1.1 0.9
Forcible rape 15,503 10,178 4,925 214 186 100.0 65.7 31.8 1.4 1.2
Robbery 87,587 37,906 48,154 617 910 100.0 43.3 55.0 0.7 1.0
Aggravated assault 317,435 202,275 106,382 4,854 3,924 100.0 63.7 33.5 1.5 1.2
Burglary 225,775 152,210 69,541 1,961 2,063 100.0 67.4 30.8 0.9 0.9
Larceny-theft 998,476 687,609 282,246 14,323 14,298 100.0 68.9 28.3 1.4 1.4
Motor vehicle theft 55,278 35,009 18,797 696 776 100.0 63.3 34.0 1.3 1.4
Arson 8,766 6,592 1,978 100 96 100.0 75.2 22.6 1.1 1.1
Violent crime2 429,166 254,620 163,670 5,776 5,100 100.0 59.3 38.1 1.3 1.2
Property crime2 1,288,295 881,420 372,562 17,080 17,233 100.0 68.4 28.9 1.3 1.3
Other assaults 1,004,273 659,171 318,117 14,848 12,137 100.0 65.6 31.7 1.5 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,538 40,167 19,350 342 679 100.0 66.4 32.0 0.6 1.1
Fraud 144,214 95,126 46,493 1,253 1,342 100.0 66.0 32.2 0.9 0.9
Embezzlement 12,930 8,568 4,037 88 237 100.0 66.3 31.2 0.7 1.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 74,122 48,303 24,494 598 727 100.0 65.2 33.0 0.8 1.0
Vandalism 197,015 145,284 46,306 3,279 2,146 100.0 73.7 23.5 1.7 1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 123,278 71,772 49,443 874 1,189 100.0 58.2 40.1 0.7 1.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 48,154 26,156 20,405 342 1,251 100.0 54.3 42.4 0.7 2.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 56,125 41,406 13,182 744 793 100.0 73.8 23.5 1.3 1.4
Drug abuse violations 1,270,443 846,736 404,609 8,766 10,332 100.0 66.6 31.8 0.7 0.8
Gambling 7,512 2,160 5,071 32 249 100.0 28.8 67.5 0.4 3.3
Offenses against the family and children 84,812 56,233 26,470 1,533 576 100.0 66.3 31.2 1.8 0.7
Driving under the influence 1,082,301 927,516 124,467 13,980 16,338 100.0 85.7 11.5 1.3 1.5
Liquor laws 396,942 329,895 47,529 14,129 5,389 100.0 83.1 12.0 3.6 1.4
Drunkenness 440,688 362,396 66,837 8,583 2,872 100.0 82.2 15.2 1.9 0.7
Disorderly conduct 480,080 305,154 162,521 8,415 3,990 100.0 63.6 33.9 1.8 0.8
Vagrancy 24,759 14,092 9,935 567 165 100.0 56.9 40.1 2.3 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,877,687 1,905,436 893,018 43,634 35,599 100.0 66.2 31.0 1.5 1.2
Suspicion 903 582 310 5 6 100.0 64.5 34.3 0.6 0.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 73,670 43,961 28,036 744 929 100.0 59.7 38.1 1.0 1.3
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-theft,
    motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Table 43b

Offense charged Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 1,281,738 849,251 399,249 15,760 17,478 100.0 66.3 31.1 1.2 1.4
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 781 332 439 4 6 100.0 42.5 56.2 0.5 0.8
Forcible rape 2,181 1,369 787 15 10 100.0 62.8 36.1 0.7 0.5
Robbery 21,062 6,670 14,046 101 245 100.0 31.7 66.7 0.5 1.2
Aggravated assault 34,879 19,612 14,482 418 367 100.0 56.2 41.5 1.2 1.1
Burglary 51,135 31,539 18,657 400 539 100.0 61.7 36.5 0.8 1.1
Larceny-theft 221,901 143,791 70,833 2,912 4,365 100.0 64.8 31.9 1.3 2.0
Motor vehicle theft 12,223 6,721 5,166 172 164 100.0 55.0 42.3 1.4 1.3
Arson 3,552 2,677 784 39 52 100.0 75.4 22.1 1.1 1.5
Violent crime2 58,903 27,983 29,754 538 628 100.0 47.5 50.5 0.9 1.1
Property crime2 288,811 184,728 95,440 3,523 5,120 100.0 64.0 33.0 1.2 1.8
Other assaults 162,389 96,994 61,847 1,694 1,854 100.0 59.7 38.1 1.0 1.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,306 873 404 8 21 100.0 66.8 30.9 0.6 1.6
Fraud 4,557 2,700 1,753 52 52 100.0 59.2 38.5 1.1 1.1
Embezzlement 341 212 119 3 7 100.0 62.2 34.9 0.9 2.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 11,564 6,486 4,865 80 133 100.0 56.1 42.1 0.7 1.2
Vandalism 60,265 46,992 11,858 747 668 100.0 78.0 19.7 1.2 1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 24,355 15,112 8,771 178 294 100.0 62.0 36.0 0.7 1.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 804 306 476 9 13 100.0 38.1 59.2 1.1 1.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 10,082 7,228 2,640 71 143 100.0 71.7 26.2 0.7 1.4
Drug abuse violations 132,481 98,039 31,575 1,425 1,442 100.0 74.0 23.8 1.1 1.1
Gambling 1,039 86 942 3 8 100.0 8.3 90.7 0.3 0.8
Offenses against the family and children 2,948 2,114 746 72 16 100.0 71.7 25.3 2.4 0.5
Driving under the influence 9,290 8,468 532 156 134 100.0 91.2 5.7 1.7 1.4
Liquor laws 75,397 66,720 5,288 2,360 1,029 100.0 88.5 7.0 3.1 1.4
Drunkenness 10,003 8,862 850 221 70 100.0 88.6 8.5 2.2 0.7
Disorderly conduct 120,514 69,470 48,808 1,283 953 100.0 57.6 40.5 1.1 0.8
Vagrancy 1,690 1,282 391 5 12 100.0 75.9 23.1 0.3 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 231,223 160,564 64,120 2,588 3,951 100.0 69.4 27.7 1.1 1.7
Suspicion 106 71 34 0 1 100.0 67.0 32.1 0.0 0.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 73,670 43,961 28,036 744 929 100.0 59.7 38.1 1.0 1.3
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-
    theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Table 43c

Offense charged Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Total White Black American
Indian or
Alaskan
Native
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
TOTAL 8,896,169 6,216,903 2,447,613 129,852 101,801 100.0 69.9 27.5 1.5 1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,860 3,929 3,770 87 74 100.0 50.0 48.0 1.1 0.9
Forcible rape 13,322 8,809 4,138 199 176 100.0 66.1 31.1 1.5 1.3
Robbery 66,525 31,236 34,108 516 665 100.0 47.0 51.3 0.8 1.0
Aggravated assault 282,556 182,663 91,900 4,436 3,557 100.0 64.6 32.5 1.6 1.3
Burglary 174,640 120,671 50,884 1,561 1,524 100.0 69.1 29.1 0.9 0.9
Larceny-theft 776,575 543,818 211,413 11,411 9,933 100.0 70.0 27.2 1.5 1.3
Motor vehicle theft 43,055 28,288 13,631 524 612 100.0 65.7 31.7 1.2 1.4
Arson 5,214 3,915 1,194 61 44 100.0 75.1 22.9 1.2 0.8
Violent crime2 370,263 226,637 133,916 5,238 4,472 100.0 61.2 36.2 1.4 1.2
Property crime2 999,484 696,692 277,122 13,557 12,113 100.0 69.7 27.7 1.4 1.2
Other assaults 841,884 562,177 256,270 13,154 10,283 100.0 66.8 30.4 1.6 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 59,232 39,294 18,946 334 658 100.0 66.3 32.0 0.6 1.1
Fraud 139,657 92,426 44,740 1,201 1,290 100.0 66.2 32.0 0.9 0.9
Embezzlement 12,589 8,356 3,918 85 230 100.0 66.4 31.1 0.7 1.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 62,558 41,817 19,629 518 594 100.0 66.8 31.4 0.8 0.9
Vandalism 136,750 98,292 34,448 2,532 1,478 100.0 71.9 25.2 1.9 1.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 98,923 56,660 40,672 696 895 100.0 57.3 41.1 0.7 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 47,350 25,850 19,929 333 1,238 100.0 54.6 42.1 0.7 2.6
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 46,043 34,178 10,542 673 650 100.0 74.2 22.9 1.5 1.4
Drug abuse violations 1,137,962 748,697 373,034 7,341 8,890 100.0 65.8 32.8 0.6 0.8
Gambling 6,473 2,074 4,129 29 241 100.0 32.0 63.8 0.4 3.7
Offenses against the family and children 81,864 54,119 25,724 1,461 560 100.0 66.1 31.4 1.8 0.7
Driving under the influence 1,073,011 919,048 123,935 13,824 16,204 100.0 85.7 11.6 1.3 1.5
Liquor laws 321,545 263,175 42,241 11,769 4,360 100.0 81.8 13.1 3.7 1.4
Drunkenness 430,685 353,534 65,987 8,362 2,802 100.0 82.1 15.3 1.9 0.7
Disorderly conduct 359,566 235,684 113,713 7,132 3,037 100.0 65.5 31.6 2.0 0.8
Vagrancy 23,069 12,810 9,544 562 153 100.0 55.5 41.4 2.4 0.7
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,646,464 1,744,872 828,898 41,046 31,648 100.0 65.9 31.3 1.6 1.2
Suspicion 797 511 276 5 5 100.0 64.1 34.6 0.6 0.6
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of burglary, larceny-
    theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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Arrests, by Race, 2010

  • In 2010, 69.4 percent of all individuals arrested were white, 28.0 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races. 
  • Of all juveniles (individuals under the age of 18) arrested in 2010 in the Nation, 66.3 percent were white, 31.1 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races. 
  • Nearly 70 percent (69.9) of all adults arrested in 2010 were white, 27.5 percent were black, and 2.6 percent were of other races. 
  • White individuals were arrested more often for violent crimes than individuals of any other race, accounting for 59.3 percent of those arrests. 
  • The percentages of adult white and black arrestees for murder were similar, with 50.0 percent being white, and 48.0 percent being black. 
  • Juveniles who were black accounted for 50.5 percent of juvenile arrests for violent crimes. 
  • Juveniles who were white accounted for 64.0 percent of juvenile arrests for property crimes. 
  • Of juvenile arrestees charged with driving under the influence, 91.2 percent were white. 
  • Juveniles who were white accounted for 75.4 percent of juvenile arrests for arson in 2010.