Table 50

Arrest Trends
Metropolitan Counties, 2005-2006
[1,095 agencies; 2006 estimated population 44,677,438; 2005 estimated population 44,305,110]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested
Total all ages Under 18 years of age 18 years of age and over
2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change 2005 2006 Percent change
TOTAL1 1,690,997 1,703,478 +0.7 200,034 204,765 +2.4 1,490,963 1,498,713 +0.5
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,853 1,888 +1.9 130 146 +12.3 1,723 1,742 +1.1
Forcible rape 3,302 3,217 -2.6 483 464 -3.9 2,819 2,753 -2.3
Robbery 9,602 10,429 +8.6 2,111 2,459 +16.5 7,491 7,970 +6.4
Aggravated assault 57,500 57,239 -0.5 6,770 6,706 -0.9 50,730 50,533 -0.4
Burglary 37,585 37,748 +0.4 9,150 10,047 +9.8 28,435 27,701 -2.6
Larceny-theft 97,944 93,854 -4.2 22,341 22,083 -1.2 75,603 71,771 -5.1
Motor vehicle theft 17,440 16,679 -4.4 3,652 3,352 -8.2 13,788 13,327 -3.3
Arson 2,095 2,050 -2.1 1,037 984 -5.1 1,058 1,066 +0.8
Violent crime2 72,257 72,773 +0.7 9,494 9,775 +3.0 62,763 62,998 +0.4
Property crime2 155,064 150,331 -3.1 36,180 36,466 +0.8 118,884 113,865 -4.2
Other assaults 159,732 154,303 -3.4 31,056 30,721 -1.1 128,676 123,582 -4.0
Forgery and counterfeiting 12,847 12,057 -6.1 507 377 -25.6 12,340 11,680 -5.3
Fraud 63,556 55,401 -12.8 804 761 -5.3 62,752 54,640 -12.9
Embezzlement 2,633 2,670 +1.4 160 190 +18.8 2,473 2,480 +0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 14,684 14,702 +0.1 1,572 1,793 +14.1 13,112 12,909 -1.5
Vandalism 29,492 31,018 +5.2 10,348 11,284 +9.0 19,144 19,734 +3.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 20,460 20,679 +1.1 4,445 4,659 +4.8 16,015 16,020 *
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,733 2,557 -6.4 40 74 +85.0 2,693 2,483 -7.8
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 11,431 11,356 -0.7 2,228 2,050 -8.0 9,203 9,306 +1.1
Drug abuse violations 208,713 212,585 +1.9 18,945 19,321 +2.0 189,768 193,264 +1.8
Gambling 560 655 +17.0 26 32 +23.1 534 623 +16.7
Offenses against the family and children 34,156 34,637 +1.4 760 734 -3.4 33,396 33,903 +1.5
Driving under the influence 218,418 229,417 +5.0 2,220 2,345 +5.6 216,198 227,072 +5.0
Liquor laws 48,431 49,521 +2.3 12,390 13,421 +8.3 36,041 36,100 +0.2
Drunkenness 41,013 42,038 +2.5 1,020 1,136 +11.4 39,993 40,902 +2.3
Disorderly conduct 40,573 42,090 +3.7 12,357 13,224 +7.0 28,216 28,866 +2.3
Vagrancy 2,053 1,824 -11.2 312 227 -27.2 1,741 1,597 -8.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 533,515 543,592 +1.9 36,494 36,903 +1.1 497,021 506,689 +1.9
Suspicion 435 491 +12.9 48 90 +87.5 387 401 +3.6
Curfew and loitering law violations 3,852 4,325 +12.3 3,852 4,325 +12.3 - - -
Runaways 14,824 14,947 +0.8 14,824 14,947 +0.8 - - -

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  • The number of arrests reported in metropolitan counties in 2006 increased 0.7 percent when compared with the 2005 data.
  • Arrests of juveniles in metropolitan counties increased 2.4 percent.
  • The number of arrests of adults in metropolitan counties increased 0.5 percent in 2006 when compared with the 2005 data.
  • The number of violent crime arrests reported in metropolitan counties increased 0.7 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in metropolitan counties increased 12.3 percent.
  • Arrests of juveniles for robbery offenses increased 16.5 percent in metropolitan counties.
  • The number of arrests made for property crime in metropolitan counties decreased 3.1 percent in 2006 when compared with 2005 data.
  • The number of arrests made for drug abuse violations in metropolitan counties increased 1.9 percent.
  • Arrests of adults for drug abuse violations increased 1.8 percent in metropolitan counties in 2006. Arrests of juveniles for drug abuse violations increased 2.0 percent.