Table 65

Arrests
Suburban Areas1
of Persons Under 15, 18, 21, and 25 Years of Age, 2006
[6,122 agencies; 2006 estimated population 94,714,217]

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 4,119,968 181,899 635,574 1,246,244 1,869,982 4.4 15.4 30.2 45.4
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 3,074 16 231 815 1,419 0.5 7.5 26.5 46.2
Forcible rape 6,567 386 1,005 2,021 3,025 5.9 15.3 30.8 46.1
Robbery 26,620 1,536 7,028 13,184 17,370 5.8 26.4 49.5 65.3
Aggravated assault 117,886 5,357 16,678 30,089 47,169 4.5 14.1 25.5 40.0
Burglary 83,110 7,332 23,849 39,891 51,193 8.8 28.7 48.0 61.6
Larceny-theft 303,538 25,405 78,942 125,944 162,786 8.4 26.0 41.5 53.6
Motor vehicle theft 31,306 1,602 7,293 12,622 17,384 5.1 23.3 40.3 55.5
Arson 5,271 1,481 2,687 3,342 3,700 28.1 51.0 63.4 70.2
Violent crime2 154,147 7,295 24,942 46,109 68,983 4.7 16.2 29.9 44.8
Property crime2 423,225 35,820 112,771 181,799 235,063 8.5 26.6 43.0 55.5
Other assaults 362,365 29,892 76,248 111,666 157,327 8.2 21.0 30.8 43.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,418 140 1,128 5,164 10,491 0.4 3.5 15.9 32.4
Fraud 97,223 311 2,315 10,640 23,933 0.3 2.4 10.9 24.6
Embezzlement 5,931 15 422 1,714 2,814 0.3 7.1 28.9 47.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 37,696 1,513 6,369 12,681 18,761 4.0 16.9 33.6 49.8
Vandalism 86,831 14,457 36,370 50,899 61,563 16.6 41.9 58.6 70.9
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 49,206 4,754 12,870 21,589 29,687 9.7 26.2 43.9 60.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 6,275 25 158 725 1,597 0.4 2.5 11.6 25.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 23,807 2,303 4,792 7,600 10,359 9.7 20.1 31.9 43.5
Drug abuse violations 493,312 8,629 57,209 153,754 243,765 1.7 11.6 31.2 49.4
Gambling 1,564 26 147 327 462 1.7 9.4 20.9 29.5
Offenses against the family and children 50,271 513 1,708 4,164 9,342 1.0 3.4 8.3 18.6
Driving under the influence 484,907 90 6,523 51,650 145,649 * 1.3 10.7 30.0
Liquor laws 197,822 4,182 48,971 155,833 168,230 2.1 24.8 78.8 85.0
Drunkenness 143,163 632 5,494 20,914 45,802 0.4 3.8 14.6 32.0
Disorderly conduct 196,035 24,806 64,605 89,824 117,532 12.7 33.0 45.8 60.0
Vagrancy 6,063 170 700 1,415 2,084 2.8 11.5 23.3 34.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,213,199 30,704 118,141 263,906 462,494 2.5 9.7 21.8 38.1
Suspicion 987 44 170 350 523 4.5 17.2 35.5 53.0
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,400 6,273 23,400 23,400 23,400 26.8 100.0 100.0 100.0
Runaways 30,121 9,305 30,121 30,121 30,121 30.9 100.0 100.0 100.0

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  • In the Nation’s suburban areas, persons under the age of 25 accounted for 45.4 percent of those arrested for all offense categories, 44.8 percent of the persons arrested for violent crime, and 55.5 percent of the people arrested for property crime.
  • Individuals under 21 years of age accounted for 49.5 percent of all persons arrested for robbery and 26.5 percent of those arrested for murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in suburban areas.
  • Juveniles under 15 years of age comprised 28.1 percent of all arrests for arson offenses in suburban areas.