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Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Region, 2012

[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(12,196 agencies;
population 242,925,157)
Northeast
(2,971 agencies;
population 45,295,024)
Midwest
(3,004 agencies;
population 46,969,870)
South
(4,428 agencies;
population 82,826,596)
West
(1,793 agencies;
population 67,833,667)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 9,445,500 3,888.2 1,491,232 3,292.3 1,826,800 3,889.3 3,604,931 4,352.4 2,522,537 3,718.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,514 3.5 1,205 2.7 1,428 3.0 3,435 4.1 2,446 3.6
Forcible rape 13,971 5.8 2,409 5.3 2,918 6.2 5,037 6.1 3,607 5.3
Robbery 80,487 33.1 17,203 38.0 12,647 26.9 25,749 31.1 24,888 36.7
Aggravated assault 301,065 123.9 46,480 102.6 44,948 95.7 95,225 115.0 114,412 168.7
Burglary 220,284 90.7 34,784 76.8 32,666 69.5 79,732 96.3 73,102 107.8
Larceny-theft 1,000,496 411.9 168,504 372.0 210,144 447.4 388,703 469.3 233,145 343.7
Motor vehicle theft 53,244 21.9 7,056 15.6 10,749 22.9 15,059 18.2 20,380 30.0
Arson 8,882 3.7 1,586 3.5 1,538 3.3 2,754 3.3 3,004 4.4
Violent crime2 404,037 166.3 67,297 148.6 61,941 131.9 129,446 156.3 145,353 214.3
Property crime2 1,282,906 528.1 211,930 467.9 255,097 543.1 486,248 587.1 329,631 485.9
Other assaults 930,210 382.9 167,336 369.4 183,609 390.9 375,164 453.0 204,101 300.9
Forgery and counterfeiting 51,987 21.4 9,673 21.4 7,461 15.9 22,944 27.7 11,909 17.6
Fraud 118,374 48.7 20,812 45.9 20,251 43.1 60,462 73.0 16,849 24.8
Embezzlement 12,429 5.1 1,309 2.9 1,894 4.0 6,891 8.3 2,335 3.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 75,989 31.3 15,146 33.4 13,276 28.3 20,261 24.5 27,306 40.3
Vandalism 177,325 73.0 41,276 91.1 37,007 78.8 46,022 55.6 53,020 78.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 115,464 47.5 15,564 34.4 22,206 47.3 39,940 48.2 37,754 55.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 43,395 17.9 5,381 11.9 5,847 12.4 15,719 19.0 16,448 24.2
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 52,768 21.7 8,953 19.8 10,245 21.8 15,460 18.7 18,110 26.7
Drug abuse violations 1,200,538 494.2 208,351 460.0 222,495 473.7 450,386 543.8 319,306 470.7
Gambling 5,976 2.5 525 1.2 2,774 5.9 2,112 2.5 565 0.8
Offenses against the family and children 82,121 33.8 16,862 37.2 17,664 37.6 35,068 42.3 12,527 18.5
Driving under the influence 987,224 406.4 140,014 309.1 205,543 437.6 318,531 384.6 323,136 476.4
Liquor laws 341,328 140.5 43,337 95.7 111,281 236.9 92,827 112.1 93,883 138.4
Drunkenness 399,920 164.6 35,089 77.5 27,876 59.3 233,492 281.9 103,463 152.5
Disorderly conduct 422,382 173.9 104,887 231.6 123,407 262.7 131,900 159.2 62,188 91.7
Vagrancy 20,900 8.6 1,889 4.2 3,570 7.6 5,968 7.2 9,473 14.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,666,096 1,097.5 356,840 787.8 484,204 1,030.9 1,104,223 1,333.2 720,829 1,062.6
Suspicion 1,160 0.5 52 0.1 257 0.5 822 1.0 29 0.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 54,131 22.3 18,761 41.4 9,152 19.5 11,867 14.3 14,351 21.2
  • 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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