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Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

Totals, 2011–2012

[11,407 agencies; 2012 estimated population 234,487,402; 2011 estimated population 232,627,938]

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
2011 2012 Percent
change
2011 2012 Percent
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2011 2012 Percent
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2011 2012 Percent
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TOTAL1 9,179,091 8,996,418 -2.0 297,647 270,470 -9.1 1,081,197 968,534 -10.4 8,097,894 8,027,884 -0.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,759 7,714 -0.6 66 60 -9.1 583 499 -14.4 7,176 7,215 +0.5
Forcible rape 13,795 13,028 -5.6 690 697 +1.0 1,955 1,837 -6.0 11,840 11,191 -5.5
Robbery 75,364 72,785 -3.4 2,921 2,719 -6.9 16,068 14,315 -10.9 59,296 58,470 -1.4
Aggravated assault 289,681 286,246 -1.2 9,113 8,453 -7.2 28,659 25,727 -10.2 261,022 260,519 -0.2
Burglary 220,518 213,878 -3.0 12,538 11,294 -9.9 46,006 40,351 -12.3 174,512 173,527 -0.6
Larceny-theft 951,377 960,552 +1.0 54,559 49,126 -10.0 192,683 169,992 -11.8 758,694 790,560 +4.2
Motor vehicle theft 46,790 48,148 +2.9 1,923 1,940 +0.9 9,553 8,991 -5.9 37,237 39,157 +5.2
Arson 8,649 8,708 +0.7 2,051 1,961 -4.4 3,591 3,324 -7.4 5,058 5,384 +6.4
Violent crime2 386,599 379,773 -1.8 12,790 11,929 -6.7 47,265 42,378 -10.3 339,334 337,395 -0.6
Property crime2 1,227,334 1,231,286 +0.3 71,071 64,321 -9.5 251,833 222,658 -11.6 975,501 1,008,628 +3.4
Other assaults 914,757 886,249 -3.1 54,051 49,605 -8.2 140,131 127,132 -9.3 774,626 759,117 -2.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 53,321 50,577 -5.1 154 152 -1.3 1,186 1,070 -9.8 52,135 49,507 -5.0
Fraud 125,565 117,574 -6.4 595 653 +9.7 3,873 3,599 -7.1 121,692 113,975 -6.3
Embezzlement 12,360 12,235 -1.0 31 23 -25.8 321 341 +6.2 12,039 11,894 -1.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 71,702 75,547 +5.4 2,252 2,247 -0.2 10,321 10,037 -2.8 61,381 65,510 +6.7
Vandalism 178,084 169,038 -5.1 19,885 17,573 -11.6 51,238 44,578 -13.0 126,846 124,460 -1.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 110,193 107,747 -2.2 6,792 6,097 -10.2 20,170 17,647 -12.5 90,023 90,100 +0.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 38,123 37,667 -1.2 67 44 -34.3 718 579 -19.4 37,405 37,088 -0.8
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 51,129 50,945 -0.4 4,582 4,701 +2.6 9,452 9,417 -0.4 41,677 41,528 -0.4
Drug abuse violations 1,095,101 1,116,307 +1.9 18,636 17,484 -6.2 106,561 100,498 -5.7 988,540 1,015,809 +2.8
Gambling 3,495 3,187 -8.8 47 31 -34.0 307 287 -6.5 3,188 2,900 -9.0
Offenses against the family and children 86,381 83,136 -3.8 798 819 +2.6 2,604 2,571 -1.3 83,777 80,565 -3.8
Driving under the influence 902,425 864,815 -4.2 121 128 +5.8 7,637 6,844 -10.4 894,788 857,971 -4.1
Liquor laws 363,576 337,237 -7.2 6,551 6,001 -8.4 68,282 62,380 -8.6 295,294 274,857 -6.9
Drunkenness 411,893 397,507 -3.5 1,076 914 -15.1 8,902 7,637 -14.2 402,991 389,870 -3.3
Disorderly conduct 428,986 404,195 -5.8 39,178 34,030 -13.1 102,400 87,983 -14.1 326,586 316,212 -3.2
Vagrancy 21,864 20,622 -5.7 390 255 -34.6 1,366 981 -28.2 20,498 19,641 -4.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,649,306 2,610,649 -1.5 46,578 42,917 -7.9 199,733 179,792 -10.0 2,449,573 2,430,857 -0.8
Suspicion 987 1,175 +19.0 34 88 +158.8 114 247 +116.7 873 928 +6.3
Curfew and loitering law violations 46,897 40,125 -14.4 12,002 10,546 -12.1 46,897 40,125 -14.4 - - -
  • 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, 2011–2012

  • The number of persons arrested in 2012 decreased 2.0 percent when compared with the number of persons arrested in 2011. The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2012 decreased 10.4 percent from the number of juveniles arrested the previous year.
  • The number of persons arrested for violent crimes decreased 1.8 percent from 2011 to 2012. The number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes decreased 10.3 percent when compared to juvenile arrests numbers in 2011.
  • The 2-year trend showed that the number of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2012 declined 0.6 percent when compared to 2011 data. The number of juveniles arrested for murder in 2012 decreased 14.4 percent when compared to 2011.
  • The number of adults arrested for property crimes in 2012 increased 3.4 percent in 2012 when compared to 2011 data. The arrests of juveniles for property crimes decreased 11.6 percent.