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Table 37

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends

by Sex, 2011–2012

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2011 2012 Percent
change
2011 2012 Percent
change
2011 2012 Percent
change
2011 2012 Percent
change
TOTAL1 6,784,643 6,619,871 -2.4 761,351 682,409 -10.4 2,394,448 2,376,547 -0.7 319,846 286,125 -10.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,827 6,822 -0.1 533 448 -15.9 932 892 -4.3 50 51 +2.0
Forcible rape 13,641 12,900 -5.4 1,913 1,810 -5.4 154 128 -16.9 42 27 -35.7
Robbery 66,172 63,239 -4.4 14,640 12,873 -12.1 9,192 9,546 +3.9 1,428 1,442 +1.0
Aggravated assault 224,524 221,477 -1.4 21,657 19,216 -11.3 65,157 64,769 -0.6 7,002 6,511 -7.0
Burglary 185,517 178,258 -3.9 40,478 35,472 -12.4 35,001 35,620 +1.8 5,528 4,879 -11.7
Larceny-theft 537,318 543,384 +1.1 108,263 98,565 -9.0 414,059 417,168 +0.8 84,420 71,427 -15.4
Motor vehicle theft 38,233 38,894 +1.7 8,016 7,570 -5.6 8,557 9,254 +8.1 1,537 1,421 -7.5
Arson 7,134 7,141 +0.1 3,093 2,831 -8.5 1,515 1,567 +3.4 498 493 -1.0
Violent crime2 311,164 304,438 -2.2 38,743 34,347 -11.3 75,435 75,335 -0.1 8,522 8,031 -5.8
Property crime2 768,202 767,677 -0.1 159,850 144,438 -9.6 459,132 463,609 +1.0 91,983 78,220 -15.0
Other assaults 662,274 638,691 -3.6 90,224 80,552 -10.7 252,483 247,558 -2.0 49,907 46,580 -6.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 33,293 31,607 -5.1 842 756 -10.2 20,028 18,970 -5.3 344 314 -8.7
Fraud 74,154 69,618 -6.1 2,531 2,428 -4.1 51,411 47,956 -6.7 1,342 1,171 -12.7
Embezzlement 6,217 6,307 +1.4 198 209 +5.6 6,143 5,928 -3.5 123 132 +7.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, .possessing 57,200 60,143 +5.1 8,581 8,388 -2.2 14,502 15,404 +6.2 1,740 1,649 -5.2
Vandalism 143,936 134,879 -6.3 43,582 37,456 -14.1 34,148 34,159 * 7,656 7,122 -7.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 101,224 98,871 -2.3 18,154 16,008 -11.8 8,969 8,876 -1.0 2,016 1,639 -18.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 11,734 12,343 +5.2 154 136 -11.7 26,389 25,324 -4.0 564 443 -21.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 47,315 47,067 -0.5 8,429 8,463 +0.4 3,814 3,878 +1.7 1,023 954 -6.7
Drug abuse violations 872,927 884,037 +1.3 88,091 82,656 -6.2 222,174 232,270 +4.5 18,470 17,842 -3.4
Gambling 2,916 2,565 -12.0 268 247 -7.8 579 622 +7.4 39 40 +2.6
Offenses against the family and children 64,799 61,473 -5.1 1,607 1,593 -0.9 21,582 21,663 +0.4 997 978 -1.9
Driving under the influence 679,679 650,223 -4.3 5,688 5,067 -10.9 222,746 214,592 -3.7 1,949 1,777 -8.8
Liquor laws 255,986 238,705 -6.8 40,987 37,587 -8.3 107,590 98,532 -8.4 27,295 24,793 -9.2
Drunkenness 336,831 324,122 -3.8 6,588 5,567 -15.5 75,062 73,385 -2.2 2,314 2,070 -10.5
Disorderly conduct 307,112 288,390 -6.1 66,669 56,656 -15.0 121,874 115,805 -5.0 35,731 31,327 -12.3
Vagrancy 17,526 16,428 -6.3 1,058 782 -26.1 4,338 4,194 -3.3 308 199 -35.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,997,772 1,954,773 -2.2 146,725 131,559 -10.3 651,534 655,876 +0.7 53,008 48,233 -9.0
Suspicion 752 891 +18.5 82 178 +117.1 235 284 +20.9 32 69 +115.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 32,382 27,514 -15.0 32,382 27,514 -15.0 14,515 12,611 -13.1 14,515 12,611 -13.1
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends, by Sex, 2011–2012

  • Nationwide, the number of males arrested in 2012 decreased 2.4 percent when compared with the number of those arrested in 2011. The number of females decreased 0.7 percent during this 2-year period.
  • The number of juvenile (persons under age 18) males arrested in 2012 decreased 10.4 percent when compared with 2011 male juvenile arrest data. The number of juvenile female arrests decreased 10.5 percent.
  • The two-year trend shows that the number of males arrested for violent crimes decreased 2.2 percent, and the number of females arrested for violent crimes decreased 0.1 percent.
  • Arrests of juvenile males for violent crimes declined 11.3 percent, and arrests of juvenile females decreased 5.8 percent.
  • When compared with data for 2011, arrests of males for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter decreased 0.1 percent, and arrests of females for murder decreased 4.3 percent in 2012.
  • Arrests of juvenile males for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter decreased 15.9 percent, but arrests of juvenile females for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter increased 2.0 percent.
  •  The number of males arrested for property crimes in 2012 decreased 0.1 percent when compared with 2011 arrest data. The number of females arrested for property crimes increased 1.0 percent.
  • The number of juvenile males arrested for property crimes decreased 9.6 percent, and the number of juvenile females decreased 15.0 percent.