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Table 62

Arrest Trends

Suburban Areas,1 2011–2012

[6,246 agencies; 2012 estimated population 104,853,965; 2011 estimated population 103,841,553]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages 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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TOTAL2 3,632,998 3,549,881 -2.3 431,590 382,995 -11.3 3,201,408 3,166,886 -1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,469 2,343 -5.1 176 142 -19.3 2,293 2,201 -4.0
Forcible rape 4,827 4,566 -5.4 713 683 -4.2 4,114 3,883 -5.6
Robbery 22,101 21,652 -2.0 4,400 3,887 -11.7 17,701 17,765 +0.4
Aggravated assault 104,121 102,414 -1.6 11,429 9,953 -12.9 92,692 92,461 -0.2
Burglary 82,891 80,807 -2.5 16,580 14,165 -14.6 66,311 66,642 +0.5
Larceny-theft 363,542 366,376 +0.8 69,338 60,472 -12.8 294,204 305,904 +4.0
Motor vehicle theft 16,659 16,874 +1.3 3,264 3,005 -7.9 13,395 13,869 +3.5
Arson 3,821 3,243 -15.1 1,690 1,433 -15.2 2,131 1,810 -15.1
Violent crime3 133,518 130,975 -1.9 16,718 14,665 -12.3 116,800 116,310 -0.4
Property crime3 466,913 467,300 +0.1 90,872 79,075 -13.0 376,041 388,225 +3.2
Other assaults 346,080 333,014 -3.8 58,437 53,004 -9.3 287,643 280,010 -2.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 22,281 21,246 -4.6 552 491 -11.1 21,729 20,755 -4.5
Fraud 57,417 52,342 -8.8 1,703 1,487 -12.7 55,714 50,855 -8.7
Embezzlement 4,900 4,749 -3.1 131 101 -22.9 4,769 4,648 -2.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 29,984 31,271 +4.3 4,139 3,873 -6.4 25,845 27,398 +6.0
Vandalism 68,918 64,661 -6.2 21,100 18,104 -14.2 47,818 46,557 -2.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 37,802 36,878 -2.4 7,552 6,555 -13.2 30,250 30,323 +0.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 4,514 5,085 +12.6 108 93 -13.9 4,406 4,992 +13.3
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 19,673 19,747 +0.4 3,812 3,915 +2.7 15,861 15,832 -0.2
Drug abuse violations 444,348 453,615 +2.1 48,046 45,812 -4.6 396,302 407,803 +2.9
Gambling 1,087 1,146 +5.4 90 81 -10.0 997 1,065 +6.8
Offenses against the family and children 46,286 44,115 -4.7 1,042 1,010 -3.1 45,244 43,105 -4.7
Driving under the influence 377,348 358,082 -5.1 3,464 3,031 -12.5 373,884 355,051 -5.0
Liquor laws 147,288 134,184 -8.9 32,090 29,116 -9.3 115,198 105,068 -8.8
Drunkenness 128,485 123,637 -3.8 3,379 3,084 -8.7 125,106 120,553 -3.6
Disorderly conduct 166,026 154,827 -6.7 43,863 36,419 -17.0 122,163 118,408 -3.1
Vagrancy 4,582 4,431 -3.3 352 263 -25.3 4,230 4,168 -1.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,111,518 1,096,740 -1.3 80,110 70,980 -11.4 1,031,408 1,025,760 -0.5
Suspicion 278 545 +96.0 45 103 +128.9 233 442 +89.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 14,030 11,836 -15.6 14,030 11,836 -15.6 - - -
  • 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.
  • 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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