Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests
by Region, 2006
[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]

Offense charged United States total
(11,250 agencies;
population 216,686,722)
Northeast
(2,785 agencies;
population 40,267,285)
Midwest
(2,894 agencies;
population 44,274,352)
South
(3,904 agencies;
population 67,897,508)
West
(1,667 agencies;
population 64,247,577)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 10,471,387 4,832.5 1,570,891 3,901.2 2,224,956 5,025.4 3,671,094 5,406.8 3,004,446 4,676.4
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,815 4.5 1,280 3.2 1,599 3.6 3,967 5.8 2,969 4.6
Forcible rape 17,792 8.2 3,028 7.5 4,030 9.1 6,107 9.0 4,627 7.2
Robbery 93,527 43.2 19,509 48.4 15,510 35.0 29,794 43.9 28,714 44.7
Aggravated assault 327,478 151.1 50,174 124.6 52,119 117.7 96,145 141.6 129,040 200.8
Burglary 222,192 102.5 32,364 80.4 37,112 83.8 77,205 113.7 75,511 117.5
Larceny-theft 801,633 370.0 128,929 320.2 181,302 409.5 280,373 412.9 211,029 328.5
Motor vehicle theft 100,775 46.5 10,735 26.7 22,562 51.0 24,213 35.7 43,265 67.3
Arson 12,002 5.5 2,203 5.5 2,427 5.5 3,948 5.8 3,424 5.3
Violent crime2 448,612 207.0 73,991 183.7 73,258 165.5 136,013 200.3 165,350 257.4
Property crime2 1,136,602 524.5 174,231 432.7 243,403 549.8 385,739 568.1 333,229 518.7
Other assaults 952,741 439.7 151,954 377.4 200,061 451.9 377,020 555.3 223,706 348.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 79,477 36.7 12,159 30.2 13,483 30.5 32,381 47.7 21,454 33.4
Fraud 197,722 91.2 30,527 75.8 35,390 79.9 108,959 160.5 22,846 35.6
Embezzlement 14,769 6.8 1,273 3.2 2,110 4.8 7,591 11.2 3,795 5.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 90,084 41.6 17,270 42.9 15,641 35.3 24,015 35.4 33,158 51.6
Vandalism 220,422 101.7 44,399 110.3 49,683 112.2 52,964 78.0 73,376 114.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 147,623 68.1 19,251 47.8 27,824 62.8 50,018 73.7 50,530 78.6
Prostitution and commercialized vice 59,724 27.6 7,813 19.4 10,240 23.1 18,671 27.5 23,000 35.8
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 63,243 29.2 10,503 26.1 12,852 29.0 15,914 23.4 23,974 37.3
Drug abuse violations 1,379,887 636.8 214,395 532.4 258,438 583.7 464,263 683.8 442,791 689.2
Gambling 9,018 4.2 851 2.1 4,582 10.3 2,781 4.1 804 1.3
Offenses against the family and children 92,065 42.5 22,324 55.4 25,016 56.5 30,944 45.6 13,781 21.4
Driving under the influence 1,038,633 479.3 131,583 326.8 243,411 549.8 297,672 438.4 365,967 569.6
Liquor laws 469,186 216.5 58,652 145.7 171,294 386.9 115,020 169.4 124,220 193.3
Drunkenness 409,490 189.0 33,079 82.1 28,313 63.9 233,935 344.5 114,163 177.7
Disorderly conduct 519,046 239.5 122,835 305.0 164,607 371.8 158,496 233.4 73,108 113.8
Vagrancy 27,053 12.5 4,375 10.9 5,069 11.4 8,966 13.2 8,643 13.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,917,803 1,346.6 395,103 981.2 598,755 1,352.4 1,099,346 1,619.1 824,599 1,283.5
Suspicion 1,725 0.8 179 0.4 151 0.3 1,091 1.6 304 0.5
Curfew and loitering law violations 114,313 52.8 36,340 90.2 20,157 45.5 22,817 33.6 34,999 54.5
Runaways 83,874 38.7 7,983 19.8 21,369 48.3 27,569 40.6 26,953 42.0

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