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Table 41

Arrests

Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2012

[12,196 agencies; 2012 estimated population 242,925,157]

Offense charged Total all
ages
Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25 Under 15 Under 18 Under 21 Under 25
TOTAL 9,446,660 283,565 1,020,334 2,243,181 3,732,814 3.0 10.8 23.7 39.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,514 63 560 2,080 3,901 0.7 6.6 24.4 45.8
Forcible rape 13,971 740 1,954 3,795 5,723 5.3 14.0 27.2 41.0
Robbery 80,487 3,212 16,563 33,923 48,615 4.0 20.6 42.1 60.4
Aggravated assault 301,065 9,203 28,160 57,735 104,006 3.1 9.4 19.2 34.5
Burglary 220,284 11,743 42,075 81,275 116,583 5.3 19.1 36.9 52.9
Larceny-theft 1,000,496 50,581 175,261 326,507 469,707 5.1 17.5 32.6 46.9
Motor vehicle theft 53,244 2,138 10,185 18,110 26,009 4.0 19.1 34.0 48.8
Arson 8,882 1,940 3,282 4,194 5,048 21.8 37.0 47.2 56.8
Violent crime1 404,037 13,218 47,237 97,533 162,245 3.3 11.7 24.1 40.2
Property crime1 1,282,906 66,402 230,803 430,086 617,347 5.2 18.0 33.5 48.1
Other assaults 930,210 51,196 132,198 217,618 351,773 5.5 14.2 23.4 37.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 51,987 158 1,106 6,723 15,278 0.3 2.1 12.9 29.4
Fraud 118,374 638 3,610 14,368 30,610 0.5 3.0 12.1 25.9
Embezzlement 12,429 23 341 2,282 4,781 0.2 2.7 18.4 38.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 75,989 2,285 10,176 21,992 34,649 3.0 13.4 28.9 45.6
Vandalism 177,325 18,213 46,468 73,162 100,694 10.3 26.2 41.3 56.8
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 115,464 6,350 18,856 36,653 57,346 5.5 16.3 31.7 49.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 43,395 46 616 5,513 13,202 0.1 1.4 12.7 30.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 52,768 4,794 9,570 15,090 20,691 9.1 18.1 28.6 39.2
Drug abuse violations 1,200,538 18,038 107,095 310,042 533,686 1.5 8.9 25.8 44.5
Gambling 5,976 75 732 1,903 2,952 1.3 12.2 31.8 49.4
Offenses against the family and children 82,121 855 2,663 6,879 16,342 1.0 3.2 8.4 19.9
Driving under the influence 987,224 140 7,236 75,490 255,549 * 0.7 7.6 25.9
Liquor laws 341,328 6,027 62,611 231,100 254,464 1.8 18.3 67.7 74.6
Drunkenness 399,920 928 7,618 39,206 102,805 0.2 1.9 9.8 25.7
Disorderly conduct 422,382 35,051 92,017 139,850 205,992 8.3 21.8 33.1 48.8
Vagrancy 20,900 251 984 3,479 5,840 1.2 4.7 16.6 27.9
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,666,096 43,846 184,073 459,717 891,895 1.6 6.9 17.2 33.5
Suspicion 1,160 78 193 364 542 6.7 16.6 31.4 46.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 54,131 14,953 54,131 54,131 54,131 27.6 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 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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Arrests, Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2012

  • In 2012, individuals under the age of 25 accounted for 39.5 percent of all arrestees.
  • Individuals under the age of 25 comprised 40.2 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 48.1 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes.
  • In 2012, 45.8 percent of all persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were under the age of 25.
  • Of all persons arrested for robbery, 60.4 were under the age of 25. Persons under the age of 18 accounted for 20.6 percent of persons arrested for robbery.
  • Persons under the age of 25 accounted for 52.9 percent of all persons arrested for burglary in 2012. Persons under the age of 18 accounted for 19.1 percent of persons arrested for burglary.
  • Arrests of persons under the age of 21 accounted for 25.8 percent of drug abuse violations.