Table 62

Arrest Trends
Suburban Areas,1 2005-2006
[5,391 agencies; 2006 estimated population 87,257,110; 2005 estimated population 86,434,011]

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
TOTAL2 3,584,644 3,618,997 +1.0 542,147 554,333 +2.2 3,042,497 3,064,664 +0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,660 2,687 +1.0 214 210 -1.9 2,446 2,477 +1.3
Forcible rape 6,037 5,735 -5.0 971 881 -9.3 5,066 4,854 -4.2
Robbery 20,293 22,240 +9.6 4,804 5,836 +21.5 15,489 16,404 +5.9
Aggravated assault 105,248 103,812 -1.4 14,845 14,588 -1.7 90,403 89,224 -1.3
Burglary 72,401 73,330 +1.3 19,554 21,005 +7.4 52,847 52,325 -1.0
Larceny-theft 268,788 254,871 -5.2 68,635 66,281 -3.4 200,153 188,590 -5.8
Motor vehicle theft 30,164 28,350 -6.0 7,054 6,415 -9.1 23,110 21,935 -5.1
Arson 4,454 4,480 +0.6 2,464 2,419 -1.8 1,990 2,061 +3.6
Violent crime3 134,238 134,474 +0.2 20,834 21,515 +3.3 113,404 112,959 -0.4
Property crime3 375,807 361,031 -3.9 97,707 96,120 -1.6 278,100 264,911 -4.7
Other assaults 318,976 314,189 -1.5 66,975 67,475 +0.7 252,001 246,714 -2.1
Forgery and counterfeiting 28,594 26,472 -7.4 1,125 949 -15.6 27,469 25,523 -7.1
Fraud 107,246 92,494 -13.8 2,245 1,983 -11.7 105,001 90,511 -13.8
Embezzlement 4,921 5,239 +6.5 297 395 +33.0 4,624 4,844 +4.8
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 32,535 32,105 -1.3 5,050 5,367 +6.3 27,485 26,738 -2.7
Vandalism 70,951 76,128 +7.3 28,677 32,092 +11.9 42,274 44,036 +4.2
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 43,400 43,231 -0.4 11,209 11,394 +1.7 32,191 31,837 -1.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 4,760 4,706 -1.1 93 135 +45.2 4,667 4,571 -2.1
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 20,739 20,375 -1.8 4,444 4,098 -7.8 16,295 16,277 -0.1
Drug abuse violations 422,786 433,234 +2.5 49,626 50,806 +2.4 373,160 382,428 +2.5
Gambling 1,111 1,397 +25.7 130 125 -3.8 981 1,272 +29.7
Offenses against the family and children 46,403 45,853 -1.2 1,739 1,575 -9.4 44,664 44,278 -0.9
Driving under the influence 418,391 432,980 +3.5 5,412 5,648 +4.4 412,979 427,332 +3.5
Liquor laws 157,312 168,970 +7.4 38,418 42,125 +9.6 118,894 126,845 +6.7
Drunkenness 122,106 127,564 +4.5 4,210 5,067 +20.4 117,896 122,497 +3.9
Disorderly conduct 160,384 163,760 +2.1 54,345 55,772 +2.6 106,039 107,988 +1.8
Vagrancy 4,425 4,444 +0.4 529 598 +13.0 3,896 3,846 -1.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,064,204 1,083,415 +1.8 103,727 104,158 +0.4 960,477 979,257 +2.0
Suspicion 946 902 -4.7 181 160 -11.6 765 742 -3.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 19,096 20,596 +7.9 19,096 20,596 +7.9 - - -
Runaways 26,259 26,340 +0.3 26,259 26,340 +0.3 - - -

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  • The number of persons arrested in the Nation’s suburban areas increased 1.0 percent in 2006 from the previous year’s figure.
  • The number of persons arrested increased 0.2 percent for violent crime and decreased 3.9 percent for property crime.
  • The number of persons in all age groups arrested for robbery increased 9.6 percent in 2006 compared with the 2005 figure; the number of juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested for this crime rose 21.5 percent.
  • In suburban areas, the number of persons arrested for all alcohol-related offenses increased in 2006. The number of persons arrested for liquor law violations increased 7.4 percent, the number of juveniles arrested for this offense rose 9.6 percent. Persons of all ages arrested for drunkenness increased 4.5 percent, and arrests of juveniles for drunkenness rose 20.4 percent. Total arrests for driving under the influence increased 3.5 percent; the number of juveniles arrested for this offense increased 4.4 percent.
  • The number of arrests for drug abuse violations in suburban areas increased 2.5 percent overall and for adults. The number of arrests of juveniles for this offense rose 2.4 percent.