Table 59

Arrests
Nonmetropolitan Counties
of Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2006
[1,799 agencies; 2006 estimated population 19,439,450]

Offense charged Total all ages Number of persons arrested Percent of total all ages
Under
15
Under
18
Under
21
Under
25
Under
15
Under
18
Under
21
Under
25
TOTAL 784,411 16,459 69,468 176,118 297,339 2.1 8.9 22.5 37.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 626 3 23 111 220 0.5 3.7 17.7 35.1
Forcible rape 1,547 63 212 459 679 4.1 13.7 29.7 43.9
Robbery 1,990 23 199 639 1,074 1.2 10.0 32.1 54.0
Aggravated assault 20,373 503 1,874 3,975 6,870 2.5 9.2 19.5 33.7
Burglary 18,294 1,112 4,309 8,321 11,180 6.1 23.6 45.5 61.1
Larceny-theft 29,543 1,370 4,863 9,466 13,636 4.6 16.5 32.0 46.2
Motor vehicle theft 5,087 258 1,109 1,981 2,708 5.1 21.8 38.9 53.2
Arson 970 133 279 444 568 13.7 28.8 45.8 58.6
Violent crime1 24,536 592 2,308 5,184 8,843 2.4 9.4 21.1 36.0
Property crime1 53,894 2,873 10,560 20,212 28,092 5.3 19.6 37.5 52.1
Other assaults 67,664 2,934 8,843 15,071 23,561 4.3 13.1 22.3 34.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 5,139 12 124 683 1,552 0.2 2.4 13.3 30.2
Fraud 29,475 50 312 2,340 6,363 0.2 1.1 7.9 21.6
Embezzlement 774 1 24 92 179 0.1 3.1 11.9 23.1
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 5,063 120 600 1,417 2,226 2.4 11.9 28.0 44.0
Vandalism 12,801 1,405 3,831 6,107 7,952 11.0 29.9 47.7 62.1
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 7,186 286 899 1,812 3,002 4.0 12.5 25.2 41.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 227 0 5 24 44 0.0 2.2 10.6 19.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 5,070 361 877 1,525 2,131 7.1 17.3 30.1 42.0
Drug abuse violations 92,388 810 6,316 22,703 40,515 0.9 6.8 24.6 43.9
Gambling 506 3 14 74 154 0.6 2.8 14.6 30.4
Offenses against the family and children 12,678 100 329 1,032 2,356 0.8 2.6 8.1 18.6
Driving under the influence 150,599 188 2,260 15,657 41,263 0.1 1.5 10.4 27.4
Liquor laws 36,198 750 8,906 27,019 29,562 2.1 24.6 74.6 81.7
Drunkenness 18,125 39 459 2,326 5,141 0.2 2.5 12.8 28.4
Disorderly conduct 21,887 1,703 5,021 7,656 10,674 7.8 22.9 35.0 48.8
Vagrancy 169 5 23 35 58 3.0 13.6 20.7 34.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 234,481 2,587 12,366 39,748 78,245 1.1 5.3 17.0 33.4
Suspicion 187 8 27 37 62 4.3 14.4 19.8 33.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 535 159 535 535 535 29.7 100.0 100.0 100.0
Runaways 4,829 1,473 4,829 4,829 4,829 30.5 100.0 100.0 100.0

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In 2006, persons arrested in nonmetropolitan counties comprised the following percentages of all arrestees when the data are broken into age categories:

  • 37.9 percent were under the age of 25.
  • 22.5 percent were under the age of 21.
  • 8.9 percent were under the age of 18.
  • 2.1 percent were under the age of 15.