Table 51

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

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 1,303,107 1,312,978 +0.8 142,473 147,254 +3.4 387,890 390,500 +0.7 57,561 57,511 -0.1
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 1,605 1,636 +1.9 107 136 +27.1 248 252 +1.6 23 10 -56.5
Forcible rape 3,253 3,159 -2.9 475 452 -4.8 49 58 +18.4 8 12 +50.0
Robbery 8,603 9,319 +8.3 1,905 2,247 +18.0 999 1,110 +11.1 206 212 +2.9
Aggravated assault 46,517 46,315 -0.4 5,281 5,266 -0.3 10,983 10,924 -0.5 1,489 1,440 -3.3
Burglary 32,410 32,618 +0.6 8,241 9,133 +10.8 5,175 5,130 -0.9 909 914 +0.6
Larceny-theft 63,576 61,755 -2.9 13,932 14,194 +1.9 34,368 32,099 -6.6 8,409 7,889 -6.2
Motor vehicle theft 14,446 13,675 -5.3 3,024 2,807 -7.2 2,994 3,004 +0.3 628 545 -13.2
Arson 1,816 1,738 -4.3 934 868 -7.1 279 312 +11.8 103 116 +12.6
Violent crime2 59,978 60,429 +0.8 7,768 8,101 +4.3 12,279 12,344 +0.5 1,726 1,674 -3.0
Property crime2 112,248 109,786 -2.2 26,131 27,002 +3.3 42,816 40,545 -5.3 10,049 9,464 -5.8
Other assaults 120,731 115,724 -4.1 20,875 20,609 -1.3 39,001 38,579 -1.1 10,181 10,112 -0.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 7,801 7,306 -6.3 369 267 -27.6 5,046 4,751 -5.8 138 110 -20.3
Fraud 32,853 28,631 -12.9 505 509 +0.8 30,703 26,770 -12.8 299 252 -15.7
Embezzlement 1,341 1,297 -3.3 93 119 +28.0 1,292 1,373 +6.3 67 71 +6.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 11,945 11,983 +0.3 1,316 1,492 +13.4 2,739 2,719 -0.7 256 301 +17.6
Vandalism 24,641 26,026 +5.6 8,921 9,771 +9.5 4,851 4,992 +2.9 1,427 1,513 +6.0
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 18,832 19,014 +1.0 3,925 4,091 +4.2 1,628 1,665 +2.3 520 568 +9.2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 1,398 1,126 -19.5 13 25 +92.3 1,335 1,431 +7.2 27 49 81.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 10,934 10,752 -1.7 2,087 1,894 -9.2 497 604 +21.5 141 156 +10.6
Drug abuse violations 167,121 170,038 +1.7 15,496 15,820 +2.1 41,592 42,547 +2.3 3,449 3,501 +1.5
Gambling 421 497 +18.1 25 30 +20.0 139 158 +13.7 1 2 +100.0
Offenses against the family and children 28,602 29,146 +1.9 468 469 +0.2 5,554 5,491 -1.1 292 265 -9.2
Driving under the influence 179,172 186,261 +4.0 1,749 1,824 +4.3 39,246 43,156 +10.0 471 521 +10.6
Liquor laws 35,165 35,638 +1.3 7,912 8,462 +7.0 13,266 13,883 +4.7 4,478 4,959 +10.7
Drunkenness 34,350 35,083 +2.1 765 863 +12.8 6,663 6,955 +4.4 255 273 +7.1
Disorderly conduct 29,989 31,121 +3.8 8,492 9,106 +7.2 10,584 10,969 +3.6 3,865 4,118 +6.5
Vagrancy 1,470 1,269 -13.7 220 175 -20.5 583 555 -4.8 92 52 -43.5
All other offenses (except traffic) 415,372 422,208 +1.6 26,600 26,982 +1.4 118,143 121,384 +2.7 9,894 9,921 +0.3
Suspicion 348 385 +10.6 36 69 +91.7 87 106 +21.8 12 21 +75.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 2,510 2,870 +14.3 2,510 2,870 +14.3 1,342 1,455 +8.4 1,342 1,455 +8.4
Runaways 6,233 6,773 +8.7 6,233 6,773 +8.7 8,591 8,174 -4.9 8,591 8,174 -4.9

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  • In 2006, when compared with the 2005 data, arrests of males in metropolitan counties increased 0.8 percent. Arrests of females increased 0.7 percent.
  • Arrests of male juveniles increased 3.4 percent, and the arrests of juvenile females decreased 0.1 percent.
  • The number of arrests of males for violent crime increased 0.8 percent, and arrests of females for violent crime increased 0.5 percent.
  • Arrests of male juveniles for violent crime increased 4.3 percent, and arrests of female juveniles for violent crime declined 3.0 percent.
  • In 2006, the number of arrests of males for property crime declined 2.2 percent, and arrests of females for property crime decreased 5.3 percent.
  • Arrests of male juveniles for property crime increased 3.3 percent, and arrests of female juveniles for property crime decreased 5.8 percent.
  • When 2006 data are compared with the 2005 data, arrests of females for driving under the influence increased 10.0 percent in metropolitan counties. Arrests of female juveniles for driving under the influence increased 10.6 percent.
  • Arrests of females for drug abuse violations in metropolitan counties increased 2.3 percent, and arrests of males for these crimes increased 1.7 percent.