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Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2010–2011

[11,190 agencies; 2011 estimated population 222,444,907; 2010 estimated population 220,412,929]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2010 2011 Percent
change
2010 2011 Percent
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2010 2011 Percent
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2010 2011 Percent
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TOTAL1 9,252,632 8,831,366 -4.6 320,999 287,474 -10.4 1,171,758 1,041,492 -11.1 8,080,874 7,789,874 -3.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,521 7,188 -4.4 63 60 -4.8 684 548 -19.9 6,837 6,640 -2.9
Forcible rape 14,126 13,357 -5.4 698 681 -2.4 2,040 1,920 -5.9 12,086 11,437 -5.4
Robbery 75,200 70,948 -5.7 3,119 2,731 -12.4 17,087 15,021 -12.1 58,113 55,927 -3.8
Aggravated assault 289,678 276,044 -4.7 9,690 8,928 -7.9 30,831 27,506 -10.8 258,847 248,538 -4.0
Burglary 208,436 207,718 -0.3 12,645 11,683 -7.6 46,635 42,796 -8.2 161,801 164,922 +1.9
Larceny-theft 919,888 921,035 +0.1 58,776 52,880 -10.0 206,343 185,788 -10.0 713,545 735,247 +3.0
Motor vehicle theft 45,572 43,452 -4.7 2,010 1,773 -11.8 9,920 8,730 -12.0 35,652 34,722 -2.6
Arson 8,233 8,246 +0.2 1,999 2,006 +0.4 3,405 3,509 +3.1 4,828 4,737 -1.9
Violent crime2 386,525 367,537 -4.9 13,570 12,400 -8.6 50,642 44,995 -11.2 335,883 322,542 -4.0
Property crime2 1,182,129 1,180,451 -0.1 75,430 68,342 -9.4 266,303 240,823 -9.6 915,826 939,628 +2.6
Other assaults 914,786 884,705 -3.3 55,357 50,949 -8.0 145,751 131,950 -9.5 769,035 752,755 -2.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 55,427 50,572 -8.8 147 148 +0.7 1,223 1,133 -7.4 54,204 49,439 -8.8
Fraud 136,618 121,580 -11.0 717 589 -17.9 4,301 3,824 -11.1 132,317 117,756 -11.0
Embezzlement 12,435 11,908 -4.2 17 32 +88.2 323 317 -1.9 12,112 11,591 -4.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 67,783 66,946 -1.2 2,426 2,060 -15.1 10,743 9,595 -10.7 57,040 57,351 +0.5
Vandalism 179,532 169,905 -5.4 21,620 18,859 -12.8 55,453 48,488 -12.6 124,079 121,417 -2.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 106,821 102,426 -4.1 7,209 6,435 -10.7 21,178 18,890 -10.8 85,643 83,536 -2.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 38,649 34,510 -10.7 74 57 -23.0 656 641 -2.3 37,993 33,869 -10.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 51,412 48,626 -5.4 4,563 4,296 -5.9 9,380 8,846 -5.7 42,032 39,780 -5.4
Drug abuse violations 1,120,326 1,039,383 -7.2 21,045 17,970 -14.6 118,367 102,087 -13.8 1,001,959 937,296 -6.5
Gambling 3,480 2,685 -22.8 36 44 +22.2 262 249 -5.0 3,218 2,436 -24.3
Offenses against the family and children 81,585 83,941 +2.9 887 790 -10.9 2,788 2,576 -7.6 78,797 81,365 +3.3
Driving under the influence 925,352 885,339 -4.3 157 128 -18.5 8,478 7,506 -11.5 916,874 877,833 -4.3
Liquor laws 384,843 352,996 -8.3 7,298 6,539 -10.4 73,726 67,399 -8.6 311,117 285,597 -8.2
Drunkenness 432,565 406,131 -6.1 1,161 1,019 -12.2 9,702 8,653 -10.8 422,863 397,478 -6.0
Disorderly conduct 445,628 411,366 -7.7 41,981 38,115 -9.2 112,188 99,099 -11.7 333,440 312,267 -6.3
Vagrancy 23,435 21,135 -9.8 461 391 -15.2 1,576 1,324 -16.0 21,859 19,811 -9.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,635,890 2,534,730 -3.8 49,941 44,218 -11.5 211,307 188,603 -10.7 2,424,583 2,346,127 -3.2
Suspicion 747 858 +14.9 19 27 +42.1 91 91 0.0 656 767 +16.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 67,411 54,494 -19.2 16,902 14,093 -16.6 67,411 54,494 -19.2 - - -
  • 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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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, Totals, 2010–2011

  • The number of persons arrested in 2011 decreased 4.6 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2010.
  • The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2011 decreased 11.1 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes decreased 4.9 percent from 2010 to 2011. 
  • The number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes in 2011 dropped 11.2 percent when compared with data for 2010.
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter declined 4.4 percent, and the number of juveniles arrested for this offense decreased 19.9 percent.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2011 increased 2.6 percent, and the number of juveniles arrested for property crimes decreased 9.6 percent when compared with data for 2010.