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Table 31

Number and Rate of Arrests

by Population Group, 2012

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

Offense charged Cities Counties
Total
(12,196 agencies;
population 242,925,157)
Total cities
(8,871 cities;
population 165,509,499)
Group I
(63 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 43,104,213)
Group II
(179 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 26,589,685)
Group III
(394 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 27,345,457)
Group IV
(719 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 24,749,466)
Group V
(1,510 cities, 10,000 to 24,999;
population 24,038,826)
Group VI
(6,006 cities, under 10,000;
population 19,681,852)
Metropolitan counties
(1,363 agencies;
population 55,902,687)
Nonmetropolitan counties
(1,962 agencies;
population 21,512,971)
Suburban areas1
(6,766 agencies;
population 110,031,559)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL2 9,445,500 3,888.2 6,988,016 4,222.1 1,842,886 4,275.4 1,079,333 4,059.2 1,038,829 3,798.9 977,023 3,947.7 1,011,849 4,209.2 1,038,096 5,274.4 1,722,871 3,081.9 734,613 3,414.7 3,914,513 3,557.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,514 3.5 6,308 3.8 2,887 6.7 1,136 4.3 729 2.7 662 2.7 521 2.2 373 1.9 1,565 2.8 641 3.0 2,662 2.4
Forcible rape 13,971 5.8 10,304 6.2 3,669 8.5 1,531 5.8 1,411 5.2 1,271 5.1 1,240 5.2 1,182 6.0 2,470 4.4 1,197 5.6 5,038 4.6
Robbery 80,487 33.1 68,207 41.2 29,816 69.2 12,284 46.2 9,646 35.3 7,249 29.3 5,687 23.7 3,525 17.9 10,738 19.2 1,542 7.2 24,196 22.0
Aggravated assault 301,065 123.9 228,621 138.1 79,863 185.3 40,822 153.5 34,686 126.8 26,640 107.6 25,541 106.2 21,069 107.0 55,135 98.6 17,309 80.5 108,717 98.8
Burglary 220,284 90.7 161,277 97.4 43,382 100.6 30,243 113.7 27,398 100.2 20,962 84.7 21,110 87.8 18,182 92.4 41,203 73.7 17,804 82.8 85,407 77.6
Larceny-theft 1,000,496 411.9 829,563 501.2 193,259 448.4 127,934 481.1 133,883 489.6 138,878 561.1 136,202 566.6 99,407 505.1 135,521 242.4 35,412 164.6 412,871 375.2
Motor vehicle theft 53,244 21.9 39,234 23.7 14,447 33.5 7,081 26.6 5,568 20.4 4,138 16.7 4,195 17.5 3,805 19.3 10,229 18.3 3,781 17.6 19,093 17.4
Arson 8,882 3.7 6,733 4.1 1,991 4.6 1,017 3.8 1,042 3.8 883 3.6 830 3.5 970 4.9 1,417 2.5 732 3.4 3,377 3.1
Violent crime3 404,037 166.3 313,440 189.4 116,235 269.7 55,773 209.8 46,472 169.9 35,822 144.7 32,989 137.2 26,149 132.9 69,908 125.1 20,689 96.2 140,613 127.8
Property crime3 1,282,906 528.1 1,036,807 626.4 253,079 587.1 166,275 625.3 167,891 614.0 164,861 666.1 162,337 675.3 122,364 621.7 188,370 337.0 57,729 268.3 520,748 473.3
Other assaults 930,210 382.9 699,670 422.7 194,812 452.0 114,989 432.5 107,589 393.4 97,009 392.0 95,623 397.8 89,648 455.5 165,969 296.9 64,571 300.1 365,535 332.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 51,987 21.4 38,298 23.1 8,876 20.6 5,435 20.4 5,994 21.9 5,913 23.9 6,443 26.8 5,637 28.6 10,586 18.9 3,103 14.4 23,633 21.5
Fraud 118,374 48.7 77,873 47.1 15,975 37.1 10,741 40.4 11,149 40.8 12,307 49.7 12,254 51.0 15,447 78.5 27,251 48.7 13,250 61.6 55,519 50.5
Embezzlement 12,429 5.1 9,436 5.7 2,179 5.1 1,534 5.8 1,536 5.6 1,588 6.4 1,511 6.3 1,088 5.5 2,394 4.3 599 2.8 5,227 4.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 75,989 31.3 56,619 34.2 13,809 32.0 9,518 35.8 10,546 38.6 8,612 34.8 8,194 34.1 5,940 30.2 14,945 26.7 4,425 20.6 33,073 30.1
Vandalism 177,325 73.0 137,216 82.9 35,219 81.7 20,496 77.1 21,891 80.1 20,463 82.7 19,961 83.0 19,186 97.5 29,665 53.1 10,444 48.5 71,949 65.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 115,464 47.5 90,466 54.7 35,029 81.3 14,729 55.4 13,013 47.6 9,702 39.2 8,651 36.0 9,342 47.5 18,757 33.6 6,241 29.0 39,839 36.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 43,395 17.9 40,536 24.5 29,495 68.4 5,251 19.7 2,345 8.6 1,946 7.9 1,065 4.4 434 2.2 2,720 4.9 139 0.6 5,819 5.3
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 52,768 21.7 37,482 22.6 12,749 29.6 5,322 20.0 5,458 20.0 4,735 19.1 4,828 20.1 4,390 22.3 10,924 19.5 4,362 20.3 21,003 19.1
Drug abuse violations 1,200,538 494.2 888,894 537.1 280,244 650.2 137,259 516.2 131,786 481.9 112,055 452.8 109,619 456.0 117,931 599.2 226,123 404.5 85,521 397.5 484,599 440.4
Gambling 5,976 2.5 5,018 3.0 3,726 8.6 462 1.7 129 0.5 220 0.9 189 0.8 292 1.5 762 1.4 196 0.9 1,290 1.2
Offenses against the family and children 82,121 33.8 39,871 24.1 5,580 12.9 7,597 28.6 5,334 19.5 7,448 30.1 6,799 28.3 7,113 36.1 30,601 54.7 11,649 54.1 44,450 40.4
Driving under the influence 987,224 406.4 580,534 350.8 124,929 289.8 81,800 307.6 82,966 303.4 83,886 338.9 97,514 405.7 109,439 556.0 240,955 431.0 165,735 770.4 455,803 414.2
Liquor laws 341,328 140.5 274,760 166.0 48,647 112.9 35,299 132.8 33,302 121.8 37,971 153.4 45,795 190.5 73,746 374.7 42,191 75.5 24,377 113.3 148,963 135.4
Drunkenness 399,920 164.6 345,951 209.0 75,046 174.1 62,560 235.3 57,521 210.3 49,954 201.8 49,241 204.8 51,629 262.3 36,185 64.7 17,784 82.7 139,655 126.9
Disorderly conduct 422,382 173.9 357,193 215.8 78,074 181.1 46,933 176.5 49,365 180.5 50,788 205.2 60,109 250.0 71,924 365.4 45,761 81.9 19,428 90.3 174,435 158.5
Vagrancy 20,900 8.6 18,204 11.0 8,955 20.8 2,064 7.8 3,608 13.2 1,588 6.4 825 3.4 1,164 5.9 2,494 4.5 202 0.9 5,414 4.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,666,096 1,097.5 1,889,294 1,141.5 474,128 1,100.0 290,868 1,093.9 274,753 1,004.7 265,116 1,071.2 283,622 1,179.8 300,807 1,528.3 552,957 989.1 223,845 1,040.5 1,163,506 1,057.4
Suspicion 1,160 0.5 777 0.5 4 0.0 0 0.0 157 0.6 311 1.3 54 0.2 251 1.3 218 0.4 165 0.8 765 0.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 54,131 22.3 50,454 30.5 26,100 60.6 4,428 16.7 6,181 22.6 5,039 20.4 4,280 17.8 4,426 22.5 3,353 6.0 324 1.5 13,440 12.2
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • 2 Does not include suspicion.
  • 3 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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