Table 60

Arrests
Nonmetropolitan Counties
by Sex, 2006
[1,799 agencies; 2006 estimated population 19,439,450]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent male Percent female Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 784,411 606,579 177,832 77.3 22.7 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 626 549 77 87.7 12.3 0.1 0.1 *
Forcible rape 1,547 1,522 25 98.4 1.6 0.2 0.3 *
Robbery 1,990 1,738 252 87.3 12.7 0.3 0.3 0.1
Aggravated assault 20,373 16,584 3,789 81.4 18.6 2.6 2.7 2.1
Burglary 18,294 15,924 2,370 87.0 13.0 2.3 2.6 1.3
Larceny-theft 29,543 21,023 8,520 71.2 28.8 3.8 3.5 4.8
Motor vehicle theft 5,087 4,135 952 81.3 18.7 0.6 0.7 0.5
Arson 970 810 160 83.5 16.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime2 24,536 20,393 4,143 83.1 16.9 3.1 3.4 2.3
Property crime2 53,894 41,892 12,002 77.7 22.3 6.9 6.9 6.7
Other assaults 67,664 50,989 16,675 75.4 24.6 8.6 8.4 9.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 5,139 2,919 2,220 56.8 43.2 0.7 0.5 1.2
Fraud 29,475 15,154 14,321 51.4 48.6 3.8 2.5 8.1
Embezzlement 774 376 398 48.6 51.4 0.1 0.1 0.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 5,063 4,172 891 82.4 17.6 0.6 0.7 0.5
Vandalism 12,801 10,565 2,236 82.5 17.5 1.6 1.7 1.3
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 7,186 6,609 577 92.0 8.0 0.9 1.1 0.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 227 138 89 60.8 39.2 * * 0.1
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 5,070 4,779 291 94.3 5.7 0.6 0.8 0.2
Drug abuse violations 92,388 73,128 19,260 79.2 20.8 11.8 12.1 10.8
Gambling 506 421 85 83.2 16.8 0.1 0.1 *
Offenses against the family and children 12,678 10,197 2,481 80.4 19.6 1.6 1.7 1.4
Driving under the influence 150,599 122,696 27,903 81.5 18.5 19.2 20.2 15.7
Liquor laws 36,198 26,522 9,676 73.3 26.7 4.6 4.4 5.4
Drunkenness 18,125 15,029 3,096 82.9 17.1 2.3 2.5 1.7
Disorderly conduct 21,887 16,172 5,715 73.9 26.1 2.8 2.7 3.2
Vagrancy 169 138 31 81.7 18.3 * * *
All other offenses (except traffic) 234,481 181,675 52,806 77.5 22.5 29.9 30.0 29.7
Suspicion 187 157 30 84.0 16.0 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 535 386 149 72.1 27.9 0.1 0.1 0.1
Runaways 4,829 2,072 2,757 42.9 57.1 0.6 0.3 1.6

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  • Males accounted for 77.3 percent of all persons arrested in nonmetropolitan counties in 2006.
  • In 2006, males accounted for 83.1 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and for 77.7 percent of all persons arrested for property crimes in nonmetropolitan counties.
  • In nonmetropolitan counties, males were most often arrested for driving under the influence, 122,696 arrests, and drug abuse violations, 73,128 arrests, respectively.
  • Females were most often arrested in nonmetropolitan counties for driving under the influence (27,903 arrests) and drug abuse violations (19,260 arrests).