Table 30

Number and Rate of Arrests
by Region, 2008
[Rate: Number of arrests per 100,000 inhabitants]
Offense charged United States total
(11,713 agencies;
population 230,897,506)
Northeast
(2,988 agencies;
population 42,553,201)
Midwest
(2,907 agencies;
population 46,840,018)
South
(4,064 agencies;
population 74,688,005)
West
(1,754 agencies;
population 66,816,282)
Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate Total Rate
TOTAL1 10,708,399 4,637.7 1,593,164 3,743.9 2,209,670 4,717.5 3,830,554 5,128.7 3,075,011 4,602.2
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 9,888 4.3 1,345 3.2 1,778 3.8 3,908 5.2 2,857 4.3
Forcible rape 17,213 7.5 2,906 6.8 3,975 8.5 5,754 7.7 4,578 6.9
Robbery 100,738 43.6 19,100 44.9 16,783 35.8 33,076 44.3 31,779 47.6
Aggravated assault 329,913 142.9 50,792 119.4 49,772 106.3 97,733 130.9 131,616 197.0
Burglary 236,219 102.3 34,059 80.0 39,399 84.1 81,823 109.6 80,938 121.1
Larceny-theft 982,997 425.7 152,561 358.5 217,819 465.0 357,872 479.2 254,745 381.3
Motor vehicle theft 75,135 32.5 8,446 19.8 18,559 39.6 21,015 28.1 27,115 40.6
Arson 10,784 4.7 1,942 4.6 2,176 4.6 3,407 4.6 3,259 4.9
Violent crime2 457,752 198.2 74,143 174.2 72,308 154.4 140,471 188.1 170,830 255.7
Property crime2 1,305,135 565.2 197,008 463.0 277,953 593.4 464,117 621.4 366,057 547.9
Other assaults 994,804 430.8 162,314 381.4 214,321 457.6 384,715 515.1 233,454 349.4
Forgery and counterfeiting 68,976 29.9 10,347 24.3 11,779 25.1 28,221 37.8 18,629 27.9
Fraud 174,598 75.6 26,788 63.0 30,496 65.1 94,501 126.5 22,813 34.1
Embezzlement 16,458 7.1 1,446 3.4 2,258 4.8 8,781 11.8 3,973 5.9
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 85,584 37.1 14,852 34.9 20,791 44.4 22,286 29.8 27,655 41.4
Vandalism 219,059 94.9 42,677 100.3 47,686 101.8 52,929 70.9 75,767 113.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 138,255 59.9 16,671 39.2 27,631 59.0 46,466 62.2 47,487 71.1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 58,784 25.5 6,831 16.1 10,140 21.6 18,775 25.1 23,038 34.5
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 60,804 26.3 10,040 23.6 12,444 26.6 15,246 20.4 23,074 34.5
Drug abuse violations 1,304,098 564.8 211,851 497.8 239,846 512.1 447,300 598.9 405,101 606.3
Gambling 7,632 3.3 597 1.4 4,171 8.9 2,147 2.9 717 1.1
Offenses against the family and children 87,197 37.8 21,919 51.5 22,903 48.9 29,018 38.9 13,357 20.0
Driving under the influence 1,110,083 480.8 141,243 331.9 238,503 509.2 329,919 441.7 400,418 599.3
Liquor laws 478,800 207.4 55,886 131.3 168,088 358.9 116,728 156.3 138,098 206.7
Drunkenness 474,378 205.4 36,091 84.8 37,251 79.5 271,208 363.1 129,828 194.3
Disorderly conduct 529,929 229.5 130,961 307.8 168,735 360.2 153,168 205.1 77,065 115.3
Vagrancy 26,325 11.4 4,079 9.6 3,963 8.5 9,447 12.6 8,836 13.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,921,526 1,265.3 390,535 917.8 560,443 1,196.5 1,141,975 1,529.0 828,573 1,240.1
Suspicion 1,259 0.5 28 0.1 131 0.3 1,006 1.3 94 0.1
Curfew and loitering law violations 104,168 45.1 29,961 70.4 18,003 38.4 23,310 31.2 32,894 49.2
Runaways 84,054 36.4 6,924 16.3 19,957 42.6 29,826 39.9 27,347 40.9

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