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Table 29

Estimated Number of Arrests

United States, 2012

Total1 12,196,959
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 11,075
Forcible rape 18,098
Robbery 103,661
Aggravated assault 388,362
Burglary 283,582
Larceny-theft 1,282,352
Motor vehicle theft 68,845
Arson 11,433
Violent crime2 521,196
Property crime2 1,646,212
Other assaults 1,199,476
Forgery and counterfeiting 67,046
Fraud 153,535
Embezzlement 16,023
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 97,670
Vandalism 228,463
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 149,286
Prostitution and commercialized vice 56,575
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 68,355
Drug abuse violations 1,552,432
Gambling 7,868
Offenses against the family and children 107,018
Driving under the influence 1,282,957
Liquor laws 441,532
Drunkenness 511,271
Disorderly conduct 543,995
Vagrancy 27,003
All other offenses 3,448,856
Suspicion 1,532
Curfew and loitering law violations 70,190
  • 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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