Table 46

Arrests
City
by Age, 2006
[8,199 agencies; 2006 estimated population 151,460,208]

Offense charged Total all ages Ages under 15 Ages under 18 Ages 18 and over Under 10 10-12 13-14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65 and over
TOTAL 7,920,504 399,936 1,341,825 6,578,679 10,697 82,790 306,449 271,380 324,457 346,052 379,958 387,757 365,142 329,372 300,203 283,833 267,017 1,067,358 749,959 712,451 678,567 525,459 290,914 137,669 57,073 45,947
Total percent distribution1 100.0 5.0 16.9 83.1 0.1 1.0 3.9 3.4 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.4 13.5 9.5 9.0 8.6 6.6 3.7 1.7 0.7 0.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,220 71 783 6,437 0 7 64 124 235 353 516 497 499 381 382 345 352 1,261 708 495 394 277 146 96 40 48
Forcible rape 12,216 671 1,845 10,371 6 151 514 318 406 450 572 616 546 503 454 472 396 1,742 1,327 1,256 980 730 398 192 86 101
Robbery 80,214 5,458 23,221 56,993 70 806 4,582 4,979 6,212 6,572 6,659 5,516 4,495 3,800 3,045 2,752 2,456 8,814 5,709 5,212 4,222 2,553 1,159 396 135 70
Aggravated assault 247,831 11,668 35,543 212,288 321 2,836 8,511 6,842 8,312 8,721 9,370 9,673 9,547 9,930 9,541 9,434 9,113 38,046 27,123 24,358 22,622 16,392 9,139 4,214 1,953 1,833
Burglary 164,247 15,345 46,214 118,033 570 3,164 11,611 9,657 10,734 10,478 11,393 9,372 7,248 6,266 5,530 4,846 4,561 18,438 12,655 12,503 11,701 7,922 3,678 1,271 400 249
Larceny-theft 671,068 61,264 178,034 493,034 1,616 13,918 45,730 35,839 39,990 40,941 39,501 32,166 26,746 22,661 19,454 18,078 16,971 69,994 53,996 56,837 53,758 40,971 22,636 10,679 4,422 4,164
Motor vehicle theft 78,390 4,899 20,686 57,704 35 522 4,342 4,949 5,561 5,277 5,260 4,311 3,714 3,242 2,960 2,688 2,548 10,109 7,134 6,298 4,762 2,837 1,166 465 119 91
Arson 8,702 2,764 4,568 4,134 294 921 1,549 781 632 391 361 287 220 199 165 156 133 535 445 442 420 363 214 111 51 32
Violent crime2 347,481 17,868 61,392 286,089 397 3,800 13,671 12,263 15,165 16,096 17,117 16,302 15,087 14,614 13,422 13,003 12,317 49,863 34,867 31,321 28,218 19,952 10,842 4,898 2,214 2,052
Violent crime percent distribution1 100.0 5.1 17.7 82.3 0.1 1.1 3.9 3.5 4.4 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.5 14.3 10.0 9.0 8.1 5.7 3.1 1.4 0.6 0.6
Property crime2 922,407 84,272 249,502 672,905 2,515 18,525 63,232 51,226 56,917 57,087 56,515 46,136 37,928 32,368 28,109 25,768 24,213 99,076 74,230 76,080 70,641 52,093 27,694 12,526 4,992 4,536
Property crime percent distribution1 100.0 9.1 27.0 73.0 0.3 2.0 6.9 5.6 6.2 6.2 6.1 5.0 4.1 3.5 3.0 2.8 2.6 10.7 8.0 8.2 7.7 5.6 3.0 1.4 0.5 0.5
Other assaults 725,941 56,680 141,334 584,607 1,672 14,354 40,654 28,037 29,494 27,123 24,038 24,146 24,600 26,875 25,845 25,483 24,831 105,106 77,594 71,108 64,451 46,491 23,963 11,063 4,698 4,315
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,686 221 2,045 58,641 14 37 170 278 570 976 2,069 2,703 2,873 2,578 2,554 2,551 2,534 11,435 8,743 7,594 6,036 4,045 1,721 724 270 211
Fraud 110,740 708 4,531 106,209 25 100 583 702 1,233 1,888 3,331 4,177 4,577 4,246 3,976 4,245 4,046 18,886 15,515 14,615 12,144 8,229 4,444 2,152 909 717
Embezzlement 11,370 35 824 10,546 2 7 26 29 229 531 894 933 795 686 577 533 400 1,591 1,170 1,055 816 559 278 167 59 33
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,677 3,358 13,045 55,632 53 551 2,754 2,716 3,268 3,703 4,247 3,833 3,431 3,063 2,678 2,609 2,420 9,741 6,596 6,206 5,143 3,224 1,526 581 214 120
Vandalism 175,466 29,405 70,322 105,144 1,418 7,651 20,336 13,619 14,288 13,010 11,088 8,817 7,316 7,156 5,896 5,250 4,807 16,867 10,421 9,009 8,002 5,611 2,714 1,252 508 430
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 118,846 9,595 28,992 89,854 299 2,344 6,952 5,464 6,574 7,359 8,137 7,563 6,439 6,236 5,469 4,979 4,540 16,360 8,954 6,494 5,469 4,270 2,501 1,265 639 539
Prostitution and commercialized vice 56,792 149 1,126 55,666 13 11 125 150 332 495 1,851 2,081 2,187 2,069 2,113 1,991 1,911 8,391 7,551 8,651 7,719 4,932 2,353 989 455 422
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 45,733 4,033 8,376 37,357 191 1,076 2,766 1,517 1,447 1,379 1,715 1,682 1,569 1,570 1,380 1,289 1,204 5,046 4,129 4,497 4,353 3,416 2,376 1,433 749 949
Drug abuse violations 1,061,310 18,115 116,857 944,453 200 1,890 16,025 20,782 32,707 45,253 62,780 63,368 57,857 51,572 46,940 44,377 41,369 160,990 104,511 96,543 90,997 68,081 34,541 14,062 4,300 2,165
Gambling 7,806 229 1,566 6,240 3 14 212 315 391 631 753 574 508 458 349 271 264 934 458 377 320 293 210 195 118 158
Offenses against the family and children 43,328 791 2,547 40,781 82 161 548 518 617 621 1,113 1,256 1,375 1,536 1,636 1,596 1,631 7,861 6,292 5,881 4,793 3,091 1,542 652 304 222
Driving under the influence 650,167 198 9,502 640,665 64 8 126 411 2,411 6,482 16,082 21,901 24,700 34,183 33,391 32,141 30,293 116,323 77,287 67,899 64,417 53,823 33,707 18,686 8,683 7,149
Liquor laws 377,374 7,459 78,986 298,388 82 522 6,855 12,391 23,014 36,122 61,364 65,703 55,338 10,105 6,695 5,468 4,507 16,039 11,733 12,782 15,508 14,685 9,724 5,115 2,168 1,454
Drunkenness 350,973 1,170 10,430 340,543 50 58 1,062 1,678 2,465 5,117 9,825 10,891 11,190 17,042 15,218 14,188 12,734 48,727 35,630 37,032 43,200 40,090 24,555 11,978 4,966 3,277
Disorderly conduct 451,199 52,660 134,224 316,975 1,001 12,582 39,077 28,292 28,062 25,210 20,638 18,649 17,531 21,156 17,917 15,984 14,089 50,684 32,090 29,888 30,185 23,917 13,195 6,188 2,690 2,174
Vagrancy 24,095 1,167 3,440 20,655 15 206 946 901 983 389 890 660 632 548 499 498 479 2,213 1,921 2,650 3,012 3,184 2,040 907 355 167
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,136,472 60,049 229,948 1,906,524 1,676 10,533 47,840 48,284 57,992 63,623 75,444 86,325 89,167 91,269 85,491 81,572 78,384 321,096 230,187 222,685 213,068 165,419 90,966 42,825 17,777 14,849
Suspicion 1,000 37 195 805 1 4 32 45 61 52 67 57 42 42 48 37 44 129 80 84 75 54 22 11 5 8
Curfew and loitering law violations 109,350 30,130 109,350 - 430 4,924 24,776 25,570 30,032 23,618 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways 63,291 21,607 63,291 - 494 3,432 17,681 16,192 16,205 9,287 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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  • Of all people arrested in the Nation’s cities during 2006, 83.1 percent were adults (age 18 and over); 35.2 percent of the adults arrested were between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • Adults accounted for 82.3 percent of the people arrested for violent crime and 73.0 percent of those arrested for property crime.
  • A review of the ages of the persons arrested for violent crime shows that 89.2 percent of the individuals arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter were adults, as were 85.7 percent of those arrested for aggravated assault, 84.9 percent of persons arrested for forcible rape, and 71.1 percent of those arrested for robbery.
  • Juveniles were most frequently arrested for larceny-theft offenses (178,034) and other (simple) assaults (141,334).
  • In the Nation’s cities, adults were most often arrested for drug abuse violations (944,453) and driving under the influence (640,665).