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Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2011

[12,023 agencies; 2011 estimated population 238,952,977]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 9,537,673 307,864 1,129,456 2,446,645 3,921,051 3.2 11.8 25.7 41.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,359 72 651 2,171 3,836 0.9 7.8 26.0 45.9
Forcible rape 14,679 736 2,071 4,005 6,053 5.0 14.1 27.3 41.2
Robbery 82,557 3,417 18,377 37,072 51,578 4.1 22.3 44.9 62.5
Aggravated assault 305,939 10,036 31,265 63,392 109,962 3.3 10.2 20.7 35.9
Burglary 228,401 12,962 47,654 90,957 126,592 5.7 20.9 39.8 55.4
Larceny-theft 981,116 55,599 197,159 355,872 491,894 5.7 20.1 36.3 50.1
Motor vehicle theft 51,027 2,150 10,786 19,088 26,541 4.2 21.1 37.4 52.0
Arson 8,994 2,117 3,714 4,763 5,570 23.5 41.3 53.0 61.9
Violent crime1 411,534 14,261 52,364 106,640 171,429 3.5 12.7 25.9 41.7
Property crime1 1,269,538 72,828 259,313 470,680 650,597 5.7 20.4 37.1 51.2
Other assaults 955,620 55,684 145,424 237,597 374,182 5.8 15.2 24.9 39.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 53,983 157 1,201 7,335 16,102 0.3 2.2 13.6 29.8
Fraud 128,200 590 3,912 15,368 32,549 0.5 3.1 12.0 25.4
Embezzlement 12,496 32 325 2,447 4,861 0.3 2.6 19.6 38.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 71,890 2,217 10,269 22,854 34,441 3.1 14.3 31.8 47.9
Vandalism 183,203 20,124 52,229 81,478 109,189 11.0 28.5 44.5 59.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 118,072 7,202 21,730 41,332 61,656 6.1 18.4 35.0 52.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 44,174 70 763 5,819 13,229 0.2 1.7 13.2 29.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 53,048 4,642 9,584 15,410 21,259 8.8 18.1 29.0 40.1
Drug abuse violations 1,175,083 19,201 112,892 320,813 534,526 1.6 9.6 27.3 45.5
Gambling 6,517 83 766 2,047 3,071 1.3 11.8 31.4 47.1
Offenses against the family and children 87,963 859 2,748 7,432 17,312 1.0 3.1 8.4 19.7
Driving under the influence 929,903 130 7,720 76,294 243,319 * 0.8 8.2 26.2
Liquor laws 383,903 6,620 69,818 264,846 291,473 1.7 18.2 69.0 75.9
Drunkenness 414,861 1,038 8,745 43,931 110,900 0.3 2.1 10.6 26.7
Disorderly conduct 449,694 39,948 106,303 159,943 228,511 8.9 23.6 35.6 50.8
Vagrancy 22,576 400 1,410 4,282 6,663 1.8 6.2 19.0 29.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,704,866 46,710 202,424 500,362 935,837 1.7 7.5 18.5 34.6
Suspicion 1,150 35 117 336 546 3.0 10.2 29.2 47.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 59,399 15,033 59,399 59,399 59,399 25.3 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Arrests, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2011

  • In 2011, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 41.1 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 41.7 percent of all arrests for violent crime.  Among the violent crimes, this age group accounted for 45.9 percent of all arrests for murder and 62.5 percent of arrests for robbery.
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 51.2 percent of all arrests for property crime.  Among the property crimes, this age group accounted for 55.4 percent of arrests for burglary and 61.9 percent of arrests for arson.
  • In 2011, 23.5 percent of all persons arrested for arson were under the age of 15, and 53.0 percent were under the age of 21 years.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 25 comprised 45.5 percent of all arrests made for drug abuse violations.