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Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2012

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

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 9,446,660 6,972,023 2,474,637 73.8 26.2 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,514 7,549 965 88.7 11.3 0.1 0.1 *
Forcible rape 13,971 13,840 131 99.1 0.9 0.1 0.2 *
Robbery 80,487 70,059 10,428 87.0 13.0 0.9 1.0 0.4
Aggravated assault 301,065 232,041 69,024 77.1 22.9 3.2 3.3 2.8
Burglary 220,284 184,249 36,035 83.6 16.4 2.3 2.6 1.5
Larceny-theft 1,000,496 568,859 431,637 56.9 43.1 10.6 8.2 17.4
Motor vehicle theft 53,244 43,176 10,068 81.1 18.9 0.6 0.6 0.4
Arson 8,882 7,283 1,599 82.0 18.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime2 404,037 323,489 80,548 80.1 19.9 4.3 4.6 3.3
Property crime2 1,282,906 803,567 479,339 62.6 37.4 13.6 11.5 19.4
Other assaults 930,210 672,170 258,040 72.3 27.7 9.8 9.6 10.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 51,987 32,627 19,360 62.8 37.2 0.6 0.5 0.8
Fraud 118,374 70,486 47,888 59.5 40.5 1.3 1.0 1.9
Embezzlement 12,429 6,414 6,015 51.6 48.4 0.1 0.1 0.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 75,989 60,538 15,451 79.7 20.3 0.8 0.9 0.6
Vandalism 177,325 141,568 35,757 79.8 20.2 1.9 2.0 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 115,464 105,923 9,541 91.7 8.3 1.2 1.5 0.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 43,395 14,024 29,371 32.3 67.7 0.5 0.2 1.2
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 52,768 48,647 4,121 92.2 7.8 0.6 0.7 0.2
Drug abuse violations 1,200,538 956,962 243,576 79.7 20.3 12.7 13.7 9.8
Gambling 5,976 5,258 718 88.0 12.0 0.1 0.1 *
Offenses against the family and children 82,121 60,251 21,870 73.4 26.6 0.9 0.9 0.9
Driving under the influence 987,224 743,029 244,195 75.3 24.7 10.5 10.7 9.9
Liquor laws 341,328 241,175 100,153 70.7 29.3 3.6 3.5 4.0
Drunkenness 399,920 326,264 73,656 81.6 18.4 4.2 4.7 3.0
Disorderly conduct 422,382 303,198 119,184 71.8 28.2 4.5 4.3 4.8
Vagrancy 20,900 16,667 4,233 79.7 20.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,666,096 2,000,269 665,827 75.0 25.0 28.2 28.7 26.9
Suspicion 1,160 883 277 76.1 23.9 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 54,131 38,614 15,517 71.3 28.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 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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Arrests, by Sex, 2012

  • In 2012, 73.8 percent of all arrestees were males. Males accounted for 80.1 percent of persons arrested for violent crimes and for 62.6 percent of persons arrested for property crimes.
  • Males comprised 88.7 percent of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2012.
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 79.7 percent were males.
  • Females accounted for 43.1 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2012.
  • Of persons arrested for aggravated assault in 2012, 22.9 percent were females.