Table 63

Arrest Trends
Suburban Areas1
by Sex, 2005-2006
[5,391 agencies; 2006 estimated population 87,257,110; 2005 estimated population 86,434,011]

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
TOTAL2 2,729,873 2,756,084 +1.0 386,193 397,323 +2.9 854,771 862,913 +1.0 155,954 157,010 +0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,287 2,342 +2.4 174 200 +14.9 373 345 -7.5 40 10 -75.0
Forcible rape 5,957 5,649 -5.2 949 865 -8.9 80 86 +7.5 22 16 -27.3
Robbery 18,137 19,879 +9.6 4,399 5,355 +21.7 2,156 2,361 +9.5 405 481 +18.8
Aggravated assault 84,597 83,404 -1.4 11,499 11,324 -1.5 20,651 20,408 -1.2 3,346 3,264 -2.5
Burglary 62,387 63,363 +1.6 17,487 18,904 +8.1 10,014 9,967 -0.5 2,067 2,101 +1.6
Larceny-theft 168,180 160,752 -4.4 41,872 40,914 -2.3 100,608 94,119 -6.4 26,763 25,367 -5.2
Motor vehicle theft 24,782 23,209 -6.3 5,707 5,283 -7.4 5,382 5,141 -4.5 1,347 1,132 -16.0
Arson 3,807 3,802 -0.1 2,172 2,132 -1.8 647 678 +4.8 292 287 -1.7
Violent crime3 110,978 111,274 +0.3 17,021 17,744 +4.2 23,260 23,200 -0.3 3,813 3,771 -1.1
Property crime3 259,156 251,126 -3.1 67,238 67,233 * 116,651 109,905 -5.8 30,469 28,887 -5.2
Other assaults 239,204 234,163 -2.1 45,416 45,361 -0.1 79,772 80,026 +0.3 21,559 22,114 +2.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 17,193 16,191 -5.8 762 663 -13.0 11,401 10,281 -9.8 363 286 -21.2
Fraud 57,049 49,186 -13.8 1,448 1,320 -8.8 50,197 43,308 -13.7 797 663 -16.8
Embezzlement 2,452 2,494 +1.7 187 232 24.1 2,469 2,745 +11.2 110 163 +48.2
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 26,066 25,880 -0.7 4,218 4,489 +6.4 6,469 6,225 -3.8 832 878 +5.5
Vandalism 59,591 64,525 +8.3 24,771 28,086 +13.4 11,360 11,603 +2.1 3,906 4,006 +2.6
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 39,769 39,754 * 9,965 10,186 +2.2 3,631 3,477 -4.2 1,244 1,208 -2.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 2,271 2,022 -11.0 40 48 +20.0 2,489 2,684 +7.8 53 87 +64.2
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 19,763 19,229 -2.7 4,126 3,758 -8.9 976 1,146 +17.4 318 340 +6.9
Drug abuse violations 339,171 347,594 +2.5 40,308 41,708 +3.5 83,615 85,640 +2.4 9,318 9,098 -2.4
Gambling 879 1,010 +14.9 127 114 -10.2 232 387 +66.8 3 11 +266.7
Offenses against the family and children 37,221 36,926 -0.8 1,055 957 -9.3 9,182 8,927 -2.8 684 618 -9.6
Driving under the influence 337,215 344,895 +2.3 4,233 4,374 +3.3 81,176 88,085 +8.5 1,179 1,274 +8.1
Liquor laws 113,481 120,999 +6.6 24,588 26,820 +9.1 43,831 47,971 +9.4 13,830 15,305 +10.7
Drunkenness 102,250 106,034 +3.7 3,224 3,681 +14.2 19,856 21,530 +8.4 986 1,386 +40.6
Disorderly conduct 118,553 120,683 +1.8 37,572 38,213 +1.7 41,831 43,077 +3.0 16,773 17,559 +4.7
Vagrancy 3,442 3,374 -2.0 406 448 +10.3 983 1,070 +8.9 123 150 +22.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 820,310 833,158 +1.6 75,629 76,321 +0.9 243,894 250,257 +2.6 28,098 27,837 -0.9
Suspicion 752 716 -4.8 129 133 +3.1 194 186 -4.1 52 27 -48.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 12,842 13,873 +8.0 12,842 13,873 +8.0 6,254 6,723 +7.5 6,254 6,723 +7.5
Runaways 11,017 11,694 +6.1 11,017 11,694 +6.1 15,242 14,646 -3.9 15,242 14,646 -3.9

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  • The number of males and the number of females arrested in the Nation’s suburban areas each increased 1.0 percent in 2006 compared with the 2005 data; the number of male juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested increased 2.9 percent, and the number of female juveniles arrested increased 0.7 percent during this time period.
  • The number of males arrested in suburban areas for violent crime increased 0.3 percent from the 2005 figure, and the number of male juveniles arrested for violent offenses rose 4.2 percent.
  • The number of females arrested for violent crime decreased 0.3 percent, and the number of female juveniles arrested for these types of offenses was down 1.1 percent.
  • The number of males arrested for robbery increased 9.6 percent; the number of male juveniles arrested for this offense increased 21.7 percent in the Nation’s suburban areas.
  • The number of females arrested for robbery increased 9.5 percent in suburban areas, and the number of female juveniles arrested for this offense increased 18.8 percent.
  • The number of male juveniles arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in 2006 increased 14.9 percent when compared with the 2005 data, and the number of female juveniles arrested for this offense decreased 75.0 percent.