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Table 34

Five-Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2007–2011

[10,298 agencies; 2011 estimated population 213,522,697; 2007 estimated population 206,596,033]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2007 2011 Percent
change
2007 2011 Percent
change
2007 2011 Percent
change
TOTAL1 9,688,628 8,502,434 -12.2 1,457,221 1,033,221 -29.1 8,231,407 7,469,213 -9.3
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,431 7,290 -13.5 855 559 -34.6 7,576 6,731 -11.2
Forcible rape 15,674 13,387 -14.6 2,501 1,963 -21.5 13,173 11,424 -13.3
Robbery 84,420 72,186 -14.5 22,815 16,099 -29.4 61,605 56,087 -9.0
Aggravated assault 295,122 264,383 -10.4 39,792 26,935 -32.3 255,330 237,448 -7.0
Burglary 211,345 204,928 -3.0 57,463 42,816 -25.5 153,882 162,112 +5.3
Larceny-theft 826,390 898,035 +8.7 216,415 182,421 -15.7 609,975 715,614 +17.3
Motor vehicle theft 77,497 45,734 -41.0 19,898 9,764 -50.9 57,599 35,970 -37.6
Arson 10,752 8,305 -22.8 5,198 3,496 -32.7 5,554 4,809 -13.4
Violent crime2 403,647 357,246 -11.5 65,963 45,556 -30.9 337,684 311,690 -7.7
Property crime2 1,125,984 1,157,002 +2.8 298,974 238,497 -20.2 827,010 918,505 +11.1
Other assaults 911,516 873,167 -4.2 168,909 132,528 -21.5 742,607 740,639 -0.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 71,191 48,151 -32.4 2,195 1,090 -50.3 68,996 47,061 -31.8
Fraud 181,219 116,304 -35.8 5,472 3,728 -31.9 175,747 112,576 -35.9
Embezzlement 16,126 11,021 -31.7 1,245 299 -76.0 14,881 10,722 -27.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 84,209 64,882 -23.0 15,914 9,372 -41.1 68,295 55,510 -18.7
Vandalism 207,192 169,934 -18.0 80,176 48,685 -39.3 127,016 121,249 -4.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 125,965 103,113 -18.1 29,437 19,296 -34.4 96,528 83,817 -13.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 50,089 34,091 -31.9 870 593 -31.8 49,219 33,498 -31.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 56,809 48,188 -15.2 10,723 8,718 -18.7 46,086 39,470 -14.4
Drug abuse violations 1,242,732 1,055,466 -15.1 136,617 104,528 -23.5 1,106,115 950,938 -14.0
Gambling 8,254 5,106 -38.1 1,518 648 -57.3 6,736 4,458 -33.8
Offenses against the family and children 85,697 76,036 -11.3 3,973 2,305 -42.0 81,724 73,731 -9.8
Driving under the influence 882,720 797,413 -9.7 12,044 7,013 -41.8 870,676 790,400 -9.2
Liquor laws 456,604 346,084 -24.2 103,659 65,713 -36.6 352,945 280,371 -20.6
Drunkenness 422,485 374,040 -11.5 12,233 8,108 -33.7 410,252 365,932 -10.8
Disorderly conduct 504,782 411,633 -18.5 140,293 97,731 -30.3 364,489 313,902 -13.9
Vagrancy 24,465 21,657 -11.5 2,858 1,298 -54.6 21,607 20,359 -5.8
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,732,227 2,378,599 -12.9 269,433 184,214 -31.6 2,462,794 2,194,385 -10.9
Suspicion 1,525 934 -38.8 276 80 -71.0 1,249 854 -31.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 94,715 53,301 -43.7 94,715 53,301 -43.7 - - -
  • 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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Five-Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2007–2011

  • Overall, the number of persons arrested in 2011 decreased 12.2 percent from the number of those arrested in 2007.  The number of adults arrested declined 9.3 percent, and the number of juveniles (individuals under age 18) arrested fell 29.1 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes in 2011 declined 11.5 percent when compared with the 2007 number.  Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased 30.9 percent for the same comparison period, and arrests of adults decreased 7.7 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for property crimes in 2011 increased 2.8 percent when compared with 2007 data.  Arrests of adults for property crimes increased 11.1 percent, but arrests of juveniles decreased 20.2 percent.
  • Arrests for forcible rape declined 14.6 percent in 2011 when compared to the 2007 data.  Arrests of adults for robbery offenses decreased 9.0 percent, and arrests of juveniles declined 29.4 percent for the same years of comparison.
  • Arrests of persons for larceny-theft increased 8.7 percent in 2011 when compared with data for 2007.  Arrests of adults for larceny-theft rose 17.3 percent, and arrests of juveniles for this offense decreased 15.7 percent.
  • Arrests of persons for motor vehicle theft in 2011 dropped 41.0 percent when compared with the number of arrests made for this offense in 2007.  Arrests of juveniles for motor vehicle theft fell 50.9 percent, and arrests of adults decreased 37.6 percent.