Table 36

Current Year Over Previous Year Arrest Trends
Totals, 2005-2006
[10,119 agencies; 2006 estimated population 194,654,690; 2005 estimated population 192,732,617]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 15 years of age Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change
TOTAL1 9,062,755 9,141,735 +0.9 420,884 406,717 -3.4 1,371,279 1,382,848 +0.8 7,691,476 7,758,887 +0.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,322 8,068 -3.1 77 68 -11.7 739 764 +3.4 7,583 7,304 -3.7
Forcible rape 15,970 15,357 -3.8 923 827 -10.4 2,527 2,278 -9.9 13,443 13,079 -2.7
Robbery 66,930 72,701 +8.6 3,600 4,211 +17.0 16,142 19,193 +18.9 50,788 53,508 +5.4
Aggravated assault 287,485 283,742 -1.3 12,907 11,992 -7.1 37,895 37,135 -2.0 249,590 246,607 -1.2
Burglary 194,344 197,570 +1.7 17,044 17,144 +0.6 51,549 54,158 +5.1 142,795 143,412 +0.4
Larceny-theft 761,646 707,018 -7.2 70,768 62,308 -12.0 200,825 184,723 -8.0 560,821 522,295 -6.9
Motor vehicle theft 85,622 80,125 -6.4 4,888 4,546 -7.0 21,089 19,347 -8.3 64,533 60,778 -5.8
Arson 10,757 10,678 -0.7 3,321 3,155 -5.0 5,449 5,447 * 5,308 5,231 -1.5
Violent crime2 378,707 379,868 +0.3 17,507 17,098 -2.3 57,303 59,370 +3.6 321,404 320,498 -0.3
Property crime2 1,052,369 995,391 -5.4 96,021 87,153 -9.2 278,912 263,675 -5.5 773,457 731,716 -5.4
Other assaults 845,753 842,877 -0.3 66,208 63,332 -4.3 162,056 161,107 -0.6 683,697 681,770 -0.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 76,379 70,103 -8.2 355 258 -27.3 2,821 2,268 -19.6 73,558 67,835 -7.8
Fraud 215,797 194,275 -10.0 914 784 -14.2 5,323 5,041 -5.3 210,474 189,234 -10.1
Embezzlement 13,364 14,264 +6.7 48 34 -29.2 831 998 +20.1 12,533 13,266 +5.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 84,646 81,929 -3.2 3,550 3,495 -1.5 14,098 14,219 +0.9 70,548 67,710 -4.0
Vandalism 185,238 197,154 +6.4 29,148 31,660 +8.6 69,273 77,175 +11.4 115,965 119,979 +3.5
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 121,098 123,305 +1.8 9,799 9,805 +0.1 28,181 28,844 +2.4 92,917 94,461 +1.7
Prostitution and commercialized vice 38,295 37,525 -2.0 107 127 +18.7 715 781 +9.2 37,580 36,744 -2.2
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 54,617 52,785 -3.4 5,467 4,707 -13.9 10,896 9,918 -9.0 43,721 42,867 -2.0
Drug abuse violations 1,103,178 1,125,895 +2.1 19,033 18,348 -3.6 115,273 117,286 +1.7 987,905 1,008,609 +2.1
Gambling 3,675 3,696 +0.6 91 78 -14.3 443 380 -14.2 3,232 3,316 +2.6
Offenses against the family and children 87,014 87,401 +0.4 1,261 1,114 -11.7 3,874 3,635 -6.2 83,140 83,766 +0.8
Driving under the influence 892,415 919,742 +3.1 209 390 +86.6 11,697 12,735 +8.9 880,718 907,007 +3.0
Liquor laws 395,333 417,317 +5.6 7,847 8,384 +6.8 84,485 92,076 +9.0 310,848 325,241 +4.6
Drunkenness 365,708 388,857 +6.3 1,232 1,317 +6.9 10,249 11,469 +11.9 355,459 377,388 +6.2
Disorderly conduct 432,401 440,561 +1.9 52,350 50,999 -2.6 129,830 130,268 +0.3 302,571 310,293 +2.6
Vagrancy 17,989 17,813 -1.0 1,040 1,186 +14.0 3,219 3,538 +9.9 14,770 14,275 -3.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,561,222 2,612,450 +2.0 64,793 63,909 -1.4 244,243 249,538 +2.2 2,316,979 2,362,912 +2.0
Suspicion 1,665 1,595 -4.2 76 59 -22.4 348 296 -14.9 1,317 1,299 -1.4
Curfew and loitering law violations 58,695 60,938 +3.8 16,851 16,786 -0.4 58,695 60,938 +3.8 - - -
Runaways 78,862 77,589 -1.6 27,053 25,753 -4.8 78,862 77,589 -1.6 - - -

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  • The 2-year trend showed an increase of less than 1 percent (0.9) in the number of persons arrested in 2006 compared with the number arrested in 2005.
  • The number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested in 2006 increased less than 1 percent (0.8) from the previous year.
  • For violent crimes, the number of persons arrested remained virtually unchanged, increasing 0.3 percent, from 2005 to 2006. However, the number of juveniles arrested for violent crimes increased 3.6 percent.
  • The number of persons arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter fell 3.1 percent; the number of juveniles arrested for this offense rose 3.4 percent.
  • For property crimes, the number of adults arrested decreased 5.4 percent, and the number of juveniles arrested declined 5.5 percent.