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Table 35

Five-Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2007–2011

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2007 2011 Percent
change
2007 2011 Percent
change
2007 2011 Percent
change
2007 2011 Percent
change
TOTAL1 7,349,789 6,299,269 -14.3 1,048,359 730,589 -30.3 2,338,839 2,203,165 -5.8 408,862 302,632 -26.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,577 6,440 -15.0 794 517 -34.9 854 850 -0.5 61 42 -31.1
Forcible rape 15,516 13,235 -14.7 2,458 1,917 -22.0 158 152 -3.8 43 46 +7.0
Robbery 74,725 63,369 -15.2 20,700 14,649 -29.2 9,695 8,817 -9.1 2,115 1,450 -31.4
Aggravated assault 232,618 205,156 -11.8 30,602 20,460 -33.1 62,504 59,227 -5.2 9,190 6,475 -29.5
Burglary 180,114 172,632 -4.2 50,681 37,656 -25.7 31,231 32,296 +3.4 6,782 5,160 -23.9
Larceny-theft 496,613 509,826 +2.7 123,243 103,123 -16.3 329,777 388,209 +17.7 93,172 79,298 -14.9
Motor vehicle theft 63,736 37,608 -41.0 16,564 8,230 -50.3 13,761 8,126 -40.9 3,334 1,534 -54.0
Arson 9,122 6,862 -24.8 4,596 3,001 -34.7 1,630 1,443 -11.5 602 495 -17.8
Violent crime2 330,436 288,200 -12.8 54,554 37,543 -31.2 73,211 69,046 -5.7 11,409 8,013 -29.8
Property crime2 749,585 726,928 -3.0 195,084 152,010 -22.1 376,399 430,074 +14.3 103,890 86,487 -16.8
Other assaults 680,667 633,798 -6.9 112,203 85,344 -23.9 230,849 239,369 +3.7 56,706 47,184 -16.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 43,660 29,978 -31.3 1,483 763 -48.6 27,531 18,173 -34.0 712 327 -54.1
Fraud 99,619 68,102 -31.6 3,510 2,425 -30.9 81,600 48,202 -40.9 1,962 1,303 -33.6
Embezzlement 7,810 5,511 -29.4 731 187 -74.4 8,316 5,510 -33.7 514 112 -78.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 66,889 51,847 -22.5 12,990 7,795 -40.0 17,320 13,035 -24.7 2,924 1,577 -46.1
Vandalism 171,824 137,573 -19.9 69,289 41,433 -40.2 35,368 32,361 -8.5 10,887 7,252 -33.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 115,979 94,541 -18.5 26,568 17,295 -34.9 9,986 8,572 -14.2 2,869 2,001 -30.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 15,712 10,524 -33.0 210 163 -22.4 34,377 23,567 -31.4 660 430 -34.8
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 52,507 44,636 -15.0 9,742 7,803 -19.9 4,302 3,552 -17.4 981 915 -6.7
Drug abuse violations 1,006,208 846,679 -15.9 115,007 87,038 -24.3 236,524 208,787 -11.7 21,610 17,490 -19.1
Gambling 7,528 4,598 -38.9 1,495 629 -57.9 726 508 -30.0 23 19 -17.4
Offenses against the family and children 64,032 56,817 -11.3 2,423 1,421 -41.4 21,665 19,219 -11.3 1,550 884 -43.0
Driving under the influence 697,525 601,549 -13.8 9,130 5,246 -42.5 185,195 195,864 +5.8 2,914 1,767 -39.4
Liquor laws 328,192 243,089 -25.9 64,754 39,436 -39.1 128,412 102,995 -19.8 38,905 26,277 -32.5
Drunkenness 354,272 305,668 -13.7 9,097 5,941 -34.7 68,213 68,372 +0.2 3,136 2,167 -30.9
Disorderly conduct 372,970 297,115 -20.3 94,304 63,921 -32.2 131,812 114,518 -13.1 45,989 33,810 -26.5
Vagrancy 19,024 17,468 -8.2 2,012 1,012 -49.7 5,441 4,189 -23.0 846 286 -66.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,099,644 1,797,244 -14.4 198,067 135,780 -31.4 632,583 581,355 -8.1 71,366 48,434 -32.1
Suspicion 1,203 723 -39.9 206 64 -68.9 322 211 -34.5 70 16 -77.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 65,706 37,404 -43.1 65,706 37,404 -43.1 29,009 15,897 -45.2 29,009 15,897 -45.2
  • 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, by Sex, 2007–2011

  • In 2011, the number of males arrested decreased 14.3 percent, and the number of females arrested decreased 5.8 percent when compared with figures from 2007.
  • The number of juvenile males (those under age 18) arrested in 2011 dropped 30.3 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females declined 26.0 percent when compared with the 2007 data. 
  • For the 5-year trend, the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 12.8 percent, and the number of females arrested for these offenses decreased 5.7 percent.
  • A comparison of arrest data for 2011 with those for 2007 showed the number of males arrested for murder decreased 15.0 percent; for females, the number of arrests decreased 0.5 percent.  
  • Arrests of juveniles for violent crimes decreased for both genders in 2011 when compared with data for 2007.  The number of arrests of juvenile males dropped 31.2 percent, and the number of arrests of juvenile females fell 29.8 percent.
  • The 5-year trend indicated that the number of males arrested for property crimes declined 3.0 percent, but the number of females arrested for property crimes increased 14.3 percent. 
  • Arrests of juvenile males for property crimes in 2011 declined 22.1 percent when compared with the 2007 number, and arrests of juvenile females for property crimes during the same comparison period decreased 16.8 percent.