Table 37

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

Offense charged Male Female
Total Under 18 Total Under 18
2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change
TOTAL1 6,866,831 6,937,710 +1.0 957,856 976,304 +1.9 2,195,924 2,204,025 +0.4 413,423 406,544 -1.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,371 7,145 -3.1 660 724 +9.7 951 923 -2.9 79 40 -49.4
Forcible rape 15,779 15,155 -4.0 2,472 2,235 -9.6 191 202 +5.8 55 43 -21.8
Robbery 59,358 64,426 +8.5 14,641 17,366 +18.6 7,572 8,275 +9.3 1,501 1,827 +21.7
Aggravated assault 228,067 225,512 -1.1 28,968 28,623 -1.2 59,418 58,230 -2.0 8,927 8,512 -4.6
Burglary 165,767 168,433 +1.6 45,532 47,920 +5.2 28,577 29,137 +2.0 6,017 6,238 +3.7
Larceny-theft 464,283 438,207 -5.6 115,929 109,106 -5.9 297,363 268,811 -9.6 84,896 75,617 -10.9
Motor vehicle theft 70,280 65,540 -6.7 17,236 15,878 -7.9 15,342 14,585 -4.9 3,853 3,469 -10.0
Arson 9,058 8,922 -1.5 4,756 4,713 -0.9 1,699 1,756 +3.4 693 734 +5.9
Violent crime2 310,575 312,238 +0.5 46,741 48,948 +4.7 68,132 67,630 -0.7 10,562 10,422 -1.3
Property crime2 709,388 681,102 -4.0 183,453 177,617 -3.2 342,981 314,289 -8.4 95,459 86,058 -9.8
Other assaults 634,155 628,917 -0.8 108,148 106,896 -1.2 211,598 213,960 +1.1 53,908 54,211 +0.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 45,838 42,328 -7.7 1,904 1,509 -20.7 30,541 27,775 -9.1 917 759 -17.2
Fraud 116,384 105,481 -9.4 3,439 3,293 -4.2 99,413 88,794 -10.7 1,884 1,748 -7.2
Embezzlement 6,588 6,720 +2.0 466 554 +18.9 6,776 7,544 +11.3 365 444 +21.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,415 66,416 -2.9 11,916 12,118 +1.7 16,231 15,513 -4.4 2,182 2,101 -3.7
Vandalism 153,053 163,956 +7.1 59,613 66,967 +12.3 32,185 33,198 +3.1 9,660 10,208 +5.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 111,216 113,466 +2.0 25,266 26,030 +3.0 9,882 9,839 -0.4 2,915 2,814 -3.5
Prostitution and commercialized vice 13,611 13,606 * 177 212 +19.8 24,684 23,919 -3.1 538 569 +5.8
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 51,037 49,248 -3.5 9,930 9,023 -9.1 3,580 3,537 -1.2 966 895 -7.3
Drug abuse violations 886,704 905,139 +2.1 94,143 97,089 +3.1 216,474 220,756 +2.0 21,130 20,197 -4.4
Gambling 3,098 2,983 -3.7 425 344 -19.1 577 713 +23.6 18 36 +100.0
Offenses against the family and children 66,023 66,170 +0.2 2,366 2,227 -5.9 20,991 21,231 +1.1 1,508 1,408 -6.6
Driving under the influence 719,502 734,151 +2.0 9,126 9,776 +7.1 172,913 185,591 +7.3 2,571 2,959 +15.1
Liquor laws 291,467 304,090 +4.3 54,381 58,811 +8.1 103,866 113,227 +9.0 30,104 33,265 +10.5
Drunkenness 309,662 328,126 +6.0 7,779 8,563 +10.1 56,046 60,731 +8.4 2,470 2,906 +17.7
Disorderly conduct 316,811 322,446 +1.8 87,069 87,059 * 115,590 118,115 +2.2 42,761 43,209 +1.0
Vagrancy 14,112 13,782 -2.3 2,339 2,445 +4.5 3,877 4,031 +4.0 880 1,093 +24.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,966,674 2,002,670 +1.8 176,657 182,148 +3.1 594,548 609,780 +2.6 67,586 67,390 -0.3
Suspicion 1,317 1,240 -5.8 250 233 -6.8 348 355 +2.0 98 63 -35.7
Curfew and loitering law violations 39,762 41,056 +3.3 39,762 41,056 +3.3 18,933 19,882 +5.0 18,933 19,882 +5.0
Runaways 32,756 33,619 +2.6 32,756 33,619 +2.6 46,106 43,970 -4.6 46,106 43,970 -4.6

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  • The number of males arrested in the United States in 2006 increased 1.0 percent when compared with 2005 data. The number of females arrested rose 0.4 percent.
  • For violent crimes, the number of males arrested increased 0.5 percent, but the number of females arrested decreased 0.7 percent in the 2-year trend.
  • The number of male juveniles arrested for violent crimes in 2006 rose 4.7 percent from the previous year. However, the number of female juveniles arrested for violent crimes fell 1.3 percent.
  • For murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, the number of males arrested decreased 3.1 percent, and the number of females arrested for this offense declined 2.9 percent.
  • The number of male juveniles arrested for robbery rose 18.6 percent. The number of female juveniles arrested for robbery rose 21.7 percent.
  • For property crimes, the number of persons arrested decreased for both males and females, 4.0 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.