Table 49

Arrests
City
by Race, 2006
[8,198 agencies; 2006 estimated population 151,458,638]

Offense charged Total arrests Percent distribution1
Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander
TOTAL 7,894,606 5,289,134 2,411,609 98,763 95,100 100.0 67.0 30.5 1.3 1.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 7,210 2,999 4,054 65 92 100.0 41.6 56.2 0.9 1.3
Forcible rape 12,162 7,346 4,524 120 172 100.0 60.4 37.2 1.0 1.4
Robbery 80,094 32,818 46,051 500 725 100.0 41.0 57.5 0.6 0.9
Aggravated assault 247,200 148,322 93,092 2,608 3,178 100.0 60.0 37.7 1.1 1.3
Burglary 163,865 107,527 53,360 1,327 1,651 100.0 65.6 32.6 0.8 1.0
Larceny-theft 668,651 453,091 197,904 8,124 9,532 100.0 67.8 29.6 1.2 1.4
Motor vehicle theft 78,263 45,711 30,588 717 1,247 100.0 58.4 39.1 0.9 1.6
Arson 8,677 6,385 2,074 77 141 100.0 73.6 23.9 0.9 1.6
Violent crime2 346,666 191,485 147,721 3,293 4,167 100.0 55.2 42.6 0.9 1.2
Property crime2 919,456 612,714 283,926 10,245 12,571 100.0 66.6 30.9 1.1 1.4
Other assaults 723,628 450,556 253,587 9,980 9,505 100.0 62.3 35.0 1.4 1.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 60,502 41,431 17,948 335 788 100.0 68.5 29.7 0.6 1.3
Fraud 110,207 72,475 36,007 731 994 100.0 65.8 32.7 0.7 0.9
Embezzlement 11,321 7,414 3,662 63 182 100.0 65.5 32.3 0.6 1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 68,481 41,854 25,416 465 746 100.0 61.1 37.1 0.7 1.1
Vandalism 174,816 128,541 41,837 2,327 2,111 100.0 73.5 23.9 1.3 1.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 118,595 65,368 51,263 765 1,199 100.0 55.1 43.2 0.6 1.0
Prostitution and commercialized vice 56,689 31,990 22,759 558 1,382 100.0 56.4 40.1 1.0 2.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 45,587 31,771 12,709 460 647 100.0 69.7 27.9 1.0 1.4
Drug abuse violations 1,059,063 635,190 410,240 5,730 7,903 100.0 60.0 38.7 0.5 0.7
Gambling 7,796 1,587 6,084 5 120 100.0 20.4 78.0 0.1 1.5
Offenses against the family and children 43,084 29,951 11,912 788 433 100.0 69.5 27.6 1.8 1.0
Driving under the influence 647,719 567,649 62,806 8,620 8,644 100.0 87.6 9.7 1.3 1.3
Liquor laws 375,270 314,553 44,621 11,368 4,728 100.0 83.8 11.9 3.0 1.3
Drunkenness 350,099 291,715 49,436 6,871 2,077 100.0 83.3 14.1 2.0 0.6
Disorderly conduct 449,678 276,664 162,956 6,424 3,634 100.0 61.5 36.2 1.4 0.8
Vagrancy 24,059 13,317 10,302 317 123 100.0 55.4 42.8 1.3 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,128,477 1,375,362 697,101 27,392 28,622 100.0 64.6 32.8 1.3 1.3
Suspicion 1,000 607 378 3 12 100.0 60.7 37.8 0.3 1.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 109,221 65,596 41,677 774 1,174 100.0 60.1 38.2 0.7 1.1
Runaways 63,192 41,344 17,261 1,249 3,338 100.0 65.4 27.3 2.0 5.3
Offense charged  Arrests under 18 Percent distribution1
Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander
TOTAL 1,337,365 879,533 421,975 15,084 20,773 100.0 65.8 31.6 1.1 1.6
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 783 293 477 3 10 100.0 37.4 60.9 0.4 1.3
Forcible rape 1,837 1,080 723 14 20 100.0 58.8 39.4 0.8 1.1
Robbery 23,191 7,106 15,709 102 274 100.0 30.6 67.7 0.4 1.2
Aggravated assault 35,446 18,966 15,719 299 462 100.0 53.5 44.3 0.8 1.3
Burglary 46,074 29,347 15,759 419 549 100.0 63.7 34.2 0.9 1.2
Larceny-theft 177,117 119,646 51,922 2,050 3,499 100.0 67.6 29.3 1.2 2.0
Motor vehicle theft 20,643 10,262 9,752 200 429 100.0 49.7 47.2 1.0 2.1
Arson 4,551 3,551 871 43 86 100.0 78.0 19.1 0.9 1.9
Violent crime2 61,257 27,445 32,628 418 766 100.0 44.8 53.3 0.7 1.3
Property crime2 248,385 162,806 78,304 2,712 4,563 100.0 65.5 31.5 1.1 1.8
Other assaults 140,762 81,886 55,660 1,465 1,751 100.0 58.2 39.5 1.0 1.2
Forgery and counterfeiting 2,031 1,475 512 10 34 100.0 72.6 25.2 0.5 1.7
Fraud 4,514 2,748 1,688 25 53 100.0 60.9 37.4 0.6 1.2
Embezzlement 823 527 279 5 12 100.0 64.0 33.9 0.6 1.5
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 12,979 6,916 5,806 95 162 100.0 53.3 44.7 0.7 1.2
Vandalism 70,048 54,446 13,903 686 1,013 100.0 77.7 19.8 1.0 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 28,917 17,561 10,771 204 381 100.0 60.7 37.2 0.7 1.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 1,125 492 612 10 11 100.0 43.7 54.4 0.9 1.0
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 8,341 5,688 2,488 57 108 100.0 68.2 29.8 0.7 1.3
Drug abuse violations 116,540 76,589 38,041 878 1,032 100.0 65.7 32.6 0.8 0.9
Gambling 1,566 125 1,433 1 7 100.0 8.0 91.5 0.1 0.4
Offenses against the family and children 2,535 1,791 688 23 33 100.0 70.7 27.1 0.9 1.3
Driving under the influence 9,465 8,831 365 143 126 100.0 93.3 3.9 1.5 1.3
Liquor laws 78,623 71,003 4,344 2,193 1,083 100.0 90.3 5.5 2.8 1.4
Drunkenness 10,414 9,287 869 175 83 100.0 89.2 8.3 1.7 0.8
Disorderly conduct 133,896 77,221 54,077 1,471 1,127 100.0 57.7 40.4 1.1 0.8
Vagrancy 3,440 2,624 785 13 18 100.0 76.3 22.8 0.4 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 229,096 162,990 59,733 2,477 3,896 100.0 71.1 26.1 1.1 1.7
Suspicion 195 142 51 0 2 100.0 72.8 26.2 0.0 1.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 109,221 65,596 41,677 774 1,174 100.0 60.1 38.2 0.7 1.1
Runaways 63,192 41,344 17,261 1,249 3,338 100.0 65.4 27.3 2.0 5.3
Offense charged Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution1
Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander
TOTAL 6,557,241 4,409,601 1,989,634 83,679 74,327 100.0 67.2 30.3 1.3 1.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6,427 2,706 3,577 62 82 100.0 42.1 55.7 1.0 1.3
Forcible rape 10,325 6,266 3,801 106 152 100.0 60.7 36.8 1.0 1.5
Robbery 56,903 25,712 30,342 398 451 100.0 45.2 53.3 0.7 0.8
Aggravated assault 211,754 129,356 77,373 2,309 2,716 100.0 61.1 36.5 1.1 1.3
Burglary 117,791 78,180 37,601 908 1,102 100.0 66.4 31.9 0.8 0.9
Larceny-theft 491,534 333,445 145,982 6,074 6,033 100.0 67.8 29.7 1.2 1.2
Motor vehicle theft 57,620 35,449 20,836 517 818 100.0 61.5 36.2 0.9 1.4
Arson 4,126 2,834 1,203 34 55 100.0 68.7 29.2 0.8 1.3
Violent crime2 285,409 164,040 115,093 2,875 3,401 100.0 57.5 40.3 1.0 1.2
Property crime2 671,071 449,908 205,622 7,533 8,008 100.0 67.0 30.6 1.1 1.2
Other assaults 582,866 368,670 197,927 8,515 7,754 100.0 63.3 34.0 1.5 1.3
Forgery and counterfeiting 58,471 39,956 17,436 325 754 100.0 68.3 29.8 0.6 1.3
Fraud 105,693 69,727 34,319 706 941 100.0 66.0 32.5 0.7 0.9
Embezzlement 10,498 6,887 3,383 58 170 100.0 65.6 32.2 0.6 1.6
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 55,502 34,938 19,610 370 584 100.0 62.9 35.3 0.7 1.1
Vandalism 104,768 74,095 27,934 1,641 1,098 100.0 70.7 26.7 1.6 1.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 89,678 47,807 40,492 561 818 100.0 53.3 45.2 0.6 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 55,564 31,498 22,147 548 1,371 100.0 56.7 39.9 1.0 2.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 37,246 26,083 10,221 403 539 100.0 70.0 27.4 1.1 1.4
Drug abuse violations 942,523 558,601 372,199 4,852 6,871 100.0 59.3 39.5 0.5 0.7
Gambling 6,230 1,462 4,651 4 113 100.0 23.5 74.7 0.1 1.8
Offenses against the family and children 40,549 28,160 11,224 765 400 100.0 69.4 27.7 1.9 1.0
Driving under the influence 638,254 558,818 62,441 8,477 8,518 100.0 87.6 9.8 1.3 1.3
Liquor laws 296,647 243,550 40,277 9,175 3,645 100.0 82.1 13.6 3.1 1.2
Drunkenness 339,685 282,428 48,567 6,696 1,994 100.0 83.1 14.3 2.0 0.6
Disorderly conduct 315,782 199,443 108,879 4,953 2,507 100.0 63.2 34.5 1.6 0.8
Vagrancy 20,619 10,693 9,517 304 105 100.0 51.9 46.2 1.5 0.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,899,381 1,212,372 637,368 24,915 24,726 100.0 63.8 33.6 1.3 1.3
Suspicion 805 465 327 3 10 100.0 57.8 40.6 0.4 1.2
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways - - - - - - - - - -

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  • Of all persons arrested in the Nation’s cities during 2006, 67.0 percent were white, 30.5 were black, and the remainder were of other races.
  • In 2006, 55.2 percent of the persons arrested for violent crime and 66.6 percent of persons arrested for property crime were white.
  • Black persons made up 56.2 percent of all people arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter and 57.5 percent of all persons arrested for robbery.
  • Among all juveniles arrested, 65.8 percent were white.
  • Black juveniles comprised 53.3 percent of all juveniles arrested for violent crime, and white juveniles made up 65.5 percent of the juveniles arrested for property crime.
  • White juveniles accounted for 58.8 percent of the juveniles arrested for forcible rape and 53.5 percent of juveniles arrested for aggravated assault.
  • Black juveniles made up 60.9 percent and 67.7 percent of the juveniles arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter and robbery, respectively.