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Table 32

Ten-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2002–2011

[9,207 agencies; 2011 estimated population 203,216,356; 2002 estimated population 188,270,573]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2002 2011 Percent
change
2002 2011 Percent
change
2002 2011 Percent
change
TOTAL1 8,608,479 7,994,216 -7.1 1,382,486 962,542 -30.4 7,225,993 7,031,674 -2.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,630 6,752 -11.5 679 500 -26.4 6,951 6,252 -10.1
Forcible rape 17,293 12,069 -30.2 2,814 1,735 -38.3 14,479 10,334 -28.6
Robbery 67,523 67,791 +0.4 15,339 14,360 -6.4 52,184 53,431 +2.4
Aggravated assault 305,232 258,765 -15.2 39,849 25,345 -36.4 265,383 233,420 -12.0
Burglary 189,315 193,993 +2.5 56,995 40,253 -29.4 132,320 153,740 +16.2
Larceny-theft 755,039 840,187 +11.3 227,824 172,003 -24.5 527,215 668,184 +26.7
Motor vehicle theft 86,046 40,876 -52.5 26,324 8,301 -68.5 59,722 32,575 -45.5
Arson 10,790 7,385 -31.6 5,616 3,210 -42.8 5,174 4,175 -19.3
Violent crime2 397,678 345,377 -13.2 58,681 41,940 -28.5 338,997 303,437 -10.5
Property crime2 1,041,190 1,082,441 +4.0 316,759 223,767 -29.4 724,431 858,674 +18.5
Other assaults 802,791 808,239 +0.7 148,787 123,198 -17.2 654,004 685,041 +4.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 76,770 45,543 -40.7 3,454 1,017 -70.6 73,316 44,526 -39.3
Fraud 217,608 112,059 -48.5 5,953 3,531 -40.7 211,655 108,528 -48.7
Embezzlement 13,289 11,075 -16.7 996 296 -70.3 12,293 10,779 -12.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 81,686 61,880 -24.2 17,234 8,907 -48.3 64,452 52,973 -17.8
Vandalism 178,566 158,679 -11.1 70,119 45,901 -34.5 108,447 112,778 +4.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 100,878 95,423 -5.4 22,175 17,727 -20.1 78,703 77,696 -1.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 44,376 34,936 -21.3 906 677 -25.3 43,470 34,259 -21.2
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,154 46,198 -23.2 12,587 8,400 -33.3 47,567 37,798 -20.5
Drug abuse violations 968,518 954,164 -1.5 117,610 94,134 -20.0 850,908 860,030 +1.1
Gambling 4,214 2,691 -36.1 316 133 -57.9 3,898 2,558 -34.4
Offenses against the family and children 86,762 67,591 -22.1 6,025 2,287 -62.0 80,737 65,304 -19.1
Driving under the influence 857,295 765,635 -10.7 13,543 6,612 -51.2 843,752 759,023 -10.0
Liquor laws 430,374 327,482 -23.9 99,260 61,610 -37.9 331,114 265,872 -19.7
Drunkenness 398,859 370,093 -7.2 12,648 7,959 -37.1 386,211 362,134 -6.2
Disorderly conduct 418,153 367,175 -12.2 121,555 88,744 -27.0 296,598 278,431 -6.1
Vagrancy 16,059 17,700 +10.2 1,427 1,190 -16.6 14,632 16,510 +12.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,319,481 2,268,214 -2.2 258,673 172,891 -33.2 2,060,808 2,095,323 +1.7
Suspicion 2,873 932 -67.6 1,092 90 -91.8 1,781 842 -52.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 93,778 51,621 -45.0 93,778 51,621 -45.0 - - -
  • 1 Does not include suspicion.
  • 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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Ten-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2002–2011

  • The number of persons arrested nationwide in 2011 decreased 7.1 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2002.
  • The number of arrests for violent crimes in 2011 declined 13.2 percent when compared with arrest figures for 2002; the largest decrease (30.2 percent) was reported for forcible rape.
  • Robbery was the only violent crime offense for which the number of persons arrested increased (0.4 percent) in 2011 when compared with 2002 arrest data.
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes increased 4.0 percent in 2011 when compared with the number of those arrested for property crimes in 2002.  However, arrests for motor vehicle thefts dropped 52.5 percent in 2011 when compared to arrests for that offense in 2002.
  • The number of adults arrested in 2011 decreased 2.7 percent when compared with the number of adults arrested in 2002.
  • The number of juveniles arrested dropped 30.4 percent in 2011 when compared with the 2002 figure.