Table 67

Arrests
Suburban Areas1
by Race, 2006
[6,121 agencies; 2006 estimated population 94,712,647]

Offense charged Total arrests Percent distribution2
Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander
TOTAL 4,105,074 3,119,705 925,822 29,289 30,258 100.0 76.0 22.6 0.7 0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 3,073 1,775 1,254 26 18 100.0 57.8 40.8 0.8 0.6
Forcible rape 6,534 4,782 1,656 53 43 100.0 73.2 25.3 0.8 0.7
Robbery 26,578 13,057 13,238 117 166 100.0 49.1 49.8 0.4 0.6
Aggravated assault 117,565 83,484 32,189 921 971 100.0 71.0 27.4 0.8 0.8
Burglary 82,916 62,896 18,944 482 594 100.0 75.9 22.8 0.6 0.7
Larceny-theft 302,288 215,585 81,391 2,205 3,107 100.0 71.3 26.9 0.7 1.0
Motor vehicle theft 31,243 23,258 7,574 179 232 100.0 74.4 24.2 0.6 0.7
Arson 5,261 4,297 886 23 55 100.0 81.7 16.8 0.4 1.0
Violent crime3 153,750 103,098 48,337 1,117 1,198 100.0 67.1 31.4 0.7 0.8
Property crime3 421,708 306,036 108,795 2,889 3,988 100.0 72.6 25.8 0.7 0.9
Other assaults 361,321 263,017 92,780 2,721 2,803 100.0 72.8 25.7 0.8 0.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 32,325 23,591 8,341 103 290 100.0 73.0 25.8 0.3 0.9
Fraud 96,872 68,071 28,017 270 514 100.0 70.3 28.9 0.3 0.5
Embezzlement 5,907 3,885 1,945 18 59 100.0 65.8 32.9 0.3 1.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 37,602 26,500 10,621 207 274 100.0 70.5 28.2 0.6 0.7
Vandalism 86,493 70,887 14,413 592 601 100.0 82.0 16.7 0.7 0.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 49,077 32,765 15,589 273 450 100.0 66.8 31.8 0.6 0.9
Prostitution and commercialized vice 6,263 4,056 1,784 25 398 100.0 64.8 28.5 0.4 6.4
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 23,732 18,931 4,434 156 211 100.0 79.8 18.7 0.7 0.9
Drug abuse violations 491,999 365,791 121,184 2,224 2,800 100.0 74.3 24.6 0.5 0.6
Gambling 1,554 942 545 2 65 100.0 60.6 35.1 0.1 4.2
Offenses against the family and children 50,024 33,185 16,214 380 245 100.0 66.3 32.4 0.8 0.5
Driving under the influence 483,197 434,381 41,600 3,306 3,910 100.0 89.9 8.6 0.7 0.8
Liquor laws 196,333 176,212 14,930 2,893 2,298 100.0 89.8 7.6 1.5 1.2
Drunkenness 142,756 127,333 13,537 1,198 688 100.0 89.2 9.5 0.8 0.5
Disorderly conduct 195,112 140,866 51,400 1,386 1,460 100.0 72.2 26.3 0.7 0.7
Vagrancy 6,060 3,860 2,166 11 23 100.0 63.7 35.7 0.2 0.4
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,208,571 874,192 317,758 9,097 7,524 100.0 72.3 26.3 0.8 0.6
Suspicion 987 581 396 1 9 100.0 58.9 40.1 0.1 0.9
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,337 18,407 4,655 90 185 100.0 78.9 19.9 0.4 0.8
Runaways 30,094 23,118 6,381 330 265 100.0 76.8 21.2 1.1 0.9
Offense charged Arrests under 18 Percent distribution2
Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander
TOTAL 633,379 468,105 155,234 4,190 5,850 100.0 73.9 24.5 0.7 0.9
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 231 92 136 3 0 100.0 39.8 58.9 1.3 0.0
Forcible rape 1,001 728 257 10 6 100.0 72.7 25.7 1.0 0.6
Robbery 7,016 2,533 4,413 20 50 100.0 36.1 62.9 0.3 0.7
Aggravated assault 16,629 10,358 6,014 118 139 100.0 62.3 36.2 0.7 0.8
Burglary 23,781 17,379 6,019 167 216 100.0 73.1 25.3 0.7 0.9
Larceny-theft 78,423 53,824 22,880 571 1,148 100.0 68.6 29.2 0.7 1.5
Motor vehicle theft 7,272 4,830 2,303 54 85 100.0 66.4 31.7 0.7 1.2
Arson 2,679 2,251 389 8 31 100.0 84.0 14.5 0.3 1.2
Violent crime3 24,877 13,711 10,820 151 195 100.0 55.1 43.5 0.6 0.8
Property crime3 112,155 78,284 31,591 800 1,480 100.0 69.8 28.2 0.7 1.3
Other assaults 76,027 48,513 26,514 456 544 100.0 63.8 34.9 0.6 0.7
Forgery and counterfeiting 1,118 890 206 9 13 100.0 79.6 18.4 0.8 1.2
Fraud 2,303 1,618 664 4 17 100.0 70.3 28.8 0.2 0.7
Embezzlement 422 236 180 0 6 100.0 55.9 42.7 0.0 1.4
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 6,342 3,981 2,262 34 65 100.0 62.8 35.7 0.5 1.0
Vandalism 36,239 30,081 5,710 177 271 100.0 83.0 15.8 0.5 0.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 12,840 8,725 3,870 74 171 100.0 68.0 30.1 0.6 1.3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 158 82 73 0 3 100.0 51.9 46.2 0.0 1.9
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 4,770 3,604 1,115 21 30 100.0 75.6 23.4 0.4 0.6
Drug abuse violations 57,035 45,983 10,296 316 440 100.0 80.6 18.1 0.6 0.8
Gambling 147 36 108 0 3 100.0 24.5 73.5 0.0 2.0
Offenses against the family and children 1,698 1,379 300 11 8 100.0 81.2 17.7 0.6 0.5
Driving under the influence 6,496 6,182 209 54 51 100.0 95.2 3.2 0.8 0.8
Liquor laws 48,759 45,603 2,084 529 543 100.0 93.5 4.3 1.1 1.1
Drunkenness 5,482 5,065 336 45 36 100.0 92.4 6.1 0.8 0.7
Disorderly conduct 64,475 41,954 21,638 314 569 100.0 65.1 33.6 0.5 0.9
Vagrancy 700 567 123 3 7 100.0 81.0 17.6 0.4 1.0
All other offenses (except traffic) 117,735 90,001 26,016 772 946 100.0 76.4 22.1 0.7 0.8
Suspicion 170 85 83 0 2 100.0 50.0 48.8 0.0 1.2
Curfew and loitering law violations 23,337 18,407 4,655 90 185 100.0 78.9 19.9 0.4 0.8
Runaways 30,094 23,118 6,381 330 265 100.0 76.8 21.2 1.1 0.9
Offense charged Arrests 18 and over Percent distribution2
Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander Total White Black American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian or Pacific Islander
TOTAL 3,471,695 2,651,600 770,588 25,099 24,408 100.0 76.4 22.2 0.7 0.7
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 2,842 1,683 1,118 23 18 100.0 59.2 39.3 0.8 0.6
Forcible rape 5,533 4,054 1,399 43 37 100.0 73.3 25.3 0.8 0.7
Robbery 19,562 10,524 8,825 97 116 100.0 53.8 45.1 0.5 0.6
Aggravated assault 100,936 73,126 26,175 803 832 100.0 72.4 25.9 0.8 0.8
Burglary 59,135 45,517 12,925 315 378 100.0 77.0 21.9 0.5 0.6
Larceny-theft 223,865 161,761 58,511 1,634 1,959 100.0 72.3 26.1 0.7 0.9
Motor vehicle theft 23,971 18,428 5,271 125 147 100.0 76.9 22.0 0.5 0.6
Arson 2,582 2,046 497 15 24 100.0 79.2 19.2 0.6 0.9
Violent crime3 128,873 89,387 37,517 966 1,003 100.0 69.4 29.1 0.7 0.8
Property crime3 309,553 227,752 77,204 2,089 2,508 100.0 73.6 24.9 0.7 0.8
Other assaults 285,294 214,504 66,266 2,265 2,259 100.0 75.2 23.2 0.8 0.8
Forgery and counterfeiting 31,207 22,701 8,135 94 277 100.0 72.7 26.1 0.3 0.9
Fraud 94,569 66,453 27,353 266 497 100.0 70.3 28.9 0.3 0.5
Embezzlement 5,485 3,649 1,765 18 53 100.0 66.5 32.2 0.3 1.0
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 31,260 22,519 8,359 173 209 100.0 72.0 26.7 0.6 0.7
Vandalism 50,254 40,806 8,703 415 330 100.0 81.2 17.3 0.8 0.7
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 36,237 24,040 11,719 199 279 100.0 66.3 32.3 0.5 0.8
Prostitution and commercialized vice 6,105 3,974 1,711 25 395 100.0 65.1 28.0 0.4 6.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 18,962 15,327 3,319 135 181 100.0 80.8 17.5 0.7 1.0
Drug abuse violations 434,964 319,808 110,888 1,908 2,360 100.0 73.5 25.5 0.4 0.5
Gambling 1,407 906 437 2 62 100.0 64.4 31.1 0.1 4.4
Offenses against the family and children 48,326 31,806 15,914 369 237 100.0 65.8 32.9 0.8 0.5
Driving under the influence 476,701 428,199 41,391 3,252 3,859 100.0 89.8 8.7 0.7 0.8
Liquor laws 147,574 130,609 12,846 2,364 1,755 100.0 88.5 8.7 1.6 1.2
Drunkenness 137,274 122,268 13,201 1,153 652 100.0 89.1 9.6 0.8 0.5
Disorderly conduct 130,637 98,912 29,762 1,072 891 100.0 75.7 22.8 0.8 0.7
Vagrancy 5,360 3,293 2,043 8 16 100.0 61.4 38.1 0.1 0.3
All other offenses (except traffic) 1,090,836 784,191 291,742 8,325 6,578 100.0 71.9 26.7 0.8 0.6
Suspicion 817 496 313 1 7 100.0 60.7 38.3 0.1 0.9
Curfew and loitering law violations - - - - - - - - - -
Runaways - - - - - - - - - -

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  • Of the persons arrested during 2006 in the Nation’s suburban areas, 76.0 percent were white, 22.6 were black, and the remainder were of other races.
  • White individuals made up 67.1 percent of all people arrested for violent crime and 72.6 percent of those arrested for property crime.
  • Among juveniles (persons under age 18) arrested, 73.9 percent were white, as were 55.1 percent of the juveniles arrested for violent crime and 69.8 percent of the juveniles arrested for property crime.
  • During 2006, whites were most often arrested in suburban areas for driving under the influence (434,381) and drug abuse violations (365,791).
  • During 2006, blacks were most frequently arrested for drug abuse violations (121,184) and other (simple) assaults (92,780).